(By Tom Lohnes) – This is a majorly sad day. On a GM investor call set on a stage of unreleased cars, sat a white SUV with the headlights from the current generation C8 Chevrolet Corvette. Does this mean what we think it means? I sure hope not.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has recently been in our family’s garage, and I can say for a fact that it was an excellent SUV, with performance deserving of the Mustang name but room similar to the Edge SUV. Although this is a great vehicle, the idea of a Mustang SUV pains me to think about. Well the Corvette, up there with the Porsche 911 as the most famous sports car in the world, might have the first 4-seater model in 68 years. This seems all too real to be another vehicle, too.
GM promised a high-performance Chevy SUV, and with the Camaro leaving the stable soon, the Corvette is the only high-performance nameplate readily available to GM. I wouldn’t be too mad at a Camaro SUV, but the name Camaro is kind of synonymous with low sales these days, and an electric SUV version wouldn’t help with that.
So, I hate to say it, but a “Corvette” could be transportation to soccer practice pretty soon. What do you think?