Rumors of a 2025 Chevy Corvette SUV: What We Know So Far
With rumors of a new Corvette SUV running rampant, we should attempt to answer some questions. The idea of a supercar like the Corvette turning from its high-performance, low-slung heritage into a bulging, bulky family hauler is almost appalling. Still, we’ve seen what other automakers can do with an SUV (i.e., Ferrari Purosangue, Lotus Eletre, Lamborghini Urus), and it could be exciting to see how this sports car transforms into a high-powered Chevy SUV.
Is Chevy turning the Corvette into an SUV?
The rumor mill is swirling, and the potential of a 2025 Chevy Corvette SUV is the topic of discussion. To date, the only aspect of the rumors to be confirmed is that Chevrolet will offer an SUV wearing the Corvette name starting in the 2025 model year. So far, we don’t know much else about this new potentially high-performance Chevy SUV.
What engines could this new Chevy SUV include?
Those speculating about this new Chevy SUV have come up with a list of potential engines and power outputs. If the Corvette SUV is to transform into a compact or midsize SUV, it could easily utilize several powertrains to satisfy more customers. The discussed engines and output numbers are:
- Turbocharged 4-cylinder – 300 horsepower
- Twin-turbocharged V6 – 400 horsepower
- 6.2-liter V8 – 500 horsepower
- Supercharged 6.2-liter V8 – 682 horsepower
Notice, none of these engines shows a hybrid assist system or electrification. If the new Corvette SUV is to arrive as early as 2025, it’s most likely Chevy will use current gasoline engines. The rumor mill tells us an electric version could come later.
Is Corvette breaking away from Chevy?
The Drive reports that Corvette will split from Chevy and become a standalone electric brand. While unconfirmed by GM, if this does happen, it’s expected the Corvette brand will offer a new lineup. This lineup could include electric sedan and SUV models, and an all-electric sports car.
How much would a Corvette SUV cost?
While official pricing is still unknown, the new SUV version of this performance car is expected to follow a similar path as the venerable sports car. This means the starting price should be in the low $70,000 range, with a top trim hitting as much as $100,000. Maybe that top model will be a Corvette SUV Z06; who knows?
What will the new Chevy high-performance SUV look like?
Several renderings are floating around the internet offering potential views of the new Corvette SUV. MotorTrend goes pretty far, giving us a fun and interesting way to think about a Corvette out on a desert hill or tackling a tough trail; things the sports car version could never accomplish.
Could this new SUV receive Z06 performance upgrades? Will it have the massive power listed? Will Chevy push it back and wait for the EV version? Currently, the 2025 Chevy Corvette SUV is part of the GM plan, but that could change overnight.