Could the 2025 Chevy Corvette SUV be Ready for the Trails?
Hear me out. The new 2025 Chevy Corvette SUV could actually be an off-road vehicle. Some early renderings show high-riding, sleek SUVs with large mud-terrain wheels. If this new Chevy SUV uses Corvette power levels, it should be pretty easy to see one of these incredible vehicles out on the trails. Chevy has the stuff to make it happen; here’s how.
How could the Chevy Corvette SUV become an off-road vehicle?
A quick online search could show you several possibilities for the new Corvette SUV. The only confirmed information is that Chevy will make this SUV, but we don’t know anything else. This new high-powered SUV could be an off-roader by adding the Chevy Silverado Z71 package to the mix.
What does the Chevy Silverado Z71 package include?
This pickup truck is one of the off-road versions and brings a generous list of items we’d love to see in this new SUV. This off-road package includes:
- An off-road suspension
- Hill-descent control
- Underbody skid plates
Use these three items and add the high ride height and package of selectable modes, and you’ve got an off-road SUV.
How much power will this new Corvette include?
Instead of only offering one engine upon launch and a high-powered model when the Corvette Z06 arrived, the new Corvette SUV could offer more. Car and Driver hints at four different power levels, which makes an off-road Chevy Corvette SUV even more enticing.
The suggested powertrains include:
- Turbocharged 4-cylinder – 300 horsepower
- Twin-turbocharged V6 – 400 horsepower
- 6.2-liter V8 – 500 horsepower (from the Corvette Stingray)
- Supercharged 6.2-liter V8 – 682 horsepower
At the top power level, this new Corvette SUV could be a power challenger on the trails for the Ram 1500 TRX. If this Chevy SUV reaches 682 horsepower, it will be one of the most powerful SUVs in the world.
What about the electric vehicle rumors?
Early rumors of the new Corvette SUV came with a secondary rumor that it would be an EV-only venture. In addition to becoming a new sub-brand, separate from Chevrolet. Autoblog tells us the 2025 Chevy Corvette SUV will start by using ICE power. This should put some enthusiasts at ease, especially those thinking the idea of an electrified and lifted Corvette is too much.
Wouldn’t an off-road Chevy Corvette SUV be fun to drive?
Can you imagine a better option for high-powered, fast-paced desert driving than the Corvette SUV? The designs showing this SUV lifted, beefed up, and ready to take on the trails give credence to the idea that an off-road model might become a reality. All this new SUV needs is the Z71 package from the Chevy Silverado, but don’t put it past the brand to go all the way to the ZR2.
Will this new Chevy Corvette SUV become an off-road vehicle? We’ll have to wait until Chevrolet releases more information before we know for sure, but it’s certainly fun to consider.