For ages, the battle has raged on between Chevrolet and Porsche. With all sorts of sedans and models. But now, it’s starting to look like the war is raging on towards the SUV sector. So in the spirit of keeping up the good fight, Chevy is determined to let this be another potential triumph for Corvette.
General Motors themselves have been meaning to add a great performance SUV for one of the model lines. Porsche themselves continue to offer high-roof five-seaters, like the Cayenne and Macan as they continue to sell out year after year. The margins themselves can power the likes of the 718 GT4 RS and the 911 GT3 RS.
With no expectations present, for the Corvette SUV to be electric enough, the SUV is looking to exist upon the Alpha platform that may very well underpin the Camaro and the Cadillac CT4-V as well as the CT5-V Blackwings. The platform can suggest that the Corvette SUV is able to be entertaining for the needs of good drive, while being sold in two sizes, such as the Macan and Cayenne.
Through the apex of the Corvette SUVs, there’s a likelihood that this model will be entering the utility vehicle lineup.
The Alpha platform is able to give access to GM’s own powertrain catalog. The Chevy is able to design a competitive edge to counter the Macan. As the Corvette SUV is able to produce about 300-plus-horsepower with a turbo four engine and a twin-turbo V-6 that makes about 400 horsepower. Of course, to counter the Cayenne, the SUV is going to be able to use the twin-turbo V-6 with about 500-horsepower to shoot from the 6.2 V-7 engine as it produces more in the trims. Likely, the Corvette SUV is a standard re-entry with all-wheel drive and even a 10-speed automatic transmission that comes complete with dampers of the magnetorheological kind.
Chevy is set to show off the Corvette SUV later on this year as the vehicle is destined to arrive at dealerships within the second half of 2024, at a starting price near $60,000.
This is a confident move on that of Chevrolet and General Motors as a whole but to say that this is the push that they’ve long needed is an understatement. They’ve been needing to compete with Porsche this whole time, and it can only benefit them to keep up with the race as carefully as they can, for the sake of selling more of their units to keep the competition from buying out the marketplace.