Introducing: The 2026 Corvette SUV looks like a blue-collar exotica

Introducing: The 2026 Corvette SUV looks like a blue-collar exotica

Today’s automotive landscape is dominated by high-riding vehicles. Whether they’re crossovers, SUVs or minivans, most new car buyers prefer these body styles over traditional sedans, station wagons, minivans, etc.

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As a result, it has become the norm for most manufacturers to constantly expand their range of high-riding vehicles with all kinds of new models, most of which are equipped with battery electric power. Chevrolet has quite a few of these models in its lineup, and if a two-year-old report turns out to be true, they may turn the Corvette into a sub-brand, and launch an entirely new crossover.

All things considered, it would have seemed like a very long stretch to talk about a Corvette-badged crossover a few years ago, but it’s not such an over-the-top suggestion anymore. After all, Ford has a Mustang Mach-E that has absolutely nothing to do with a muscle car, and more exotic brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Maserati have already joined the segment. Additional brands are likely to do the same, with the names McLaren and Bugatti also on the list.

In terms of underpinnings, the Corvette SUV (name clearly unconfirmed) is expected to use the Ultium platform. The GM architecture features 800V technology and supports fast charging up to 350V kilowatt. Insiders with alleged knowledge of the matter talk about high-output electric motors and fancy two-speed transmissions, along with all-wheel steering and torque vectoring. Reports say that there is also expected to be a very advanced cooling system on deck, and performance figures will be revealed in due course.

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It won’t be long until the Corvette SUV makes an appearance in the automotive world, as the car is expected to launch sometime next year, likely as a 2026 model. As a result, we can expect the first prototypes to be snapped out in public at some point. In 2024. GM could step up the game by previewing its design with a concept, and there are quite a few important automotive events this year where they could grab their attention. Wraps from one.

Now, speaking of design, no one really knows what it will look like. However, speculative renderings have brought the model up for discussion several times now, and the latest one we’ve come across uses the same heavy dose of “trust us bro.” YouTube company Q Cars set about reimagining its design using a somewhat familiar face inspired by two-door Vettes.

Elsewhere, it looks like an exotic crossover complete with muscular shoulders, sharp lines, slightly arched roofline, and frameless side windows, and we wouldn’t be mad if those CGI were on to something. We expect the so-called Corvette SUV to take a swing at models like the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX 707, and Ferrari Purosangue, especially since they’re expected to cost much less, perhaps in the $100,000 range. Are you excited about this upcoming device?

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