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News2025 Chevrolet Corvette SUV Won’t be Electrified at First

2025 Chevrolet Corvette SUV Won’t be Electrified at First

There’s too much money on the table for Chevrolet not to bank on the Corvette name with an SUV

  • It will be built on GM’s Alpha platform.

  • Powertrain options could vary from 300hp turbo 4 to near 700hp supercharged V8.

While purists will say that never is too soon for a Corvette SUV, the fact is that it’s surprising that Chevrolet did not act much sooner. With Porsche, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini, and now Ferrari raking in profits thanks to SUVs, it’s only natural that GM jump on the SUV wagon.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette | Photo: Chevrolet

Foreheads were probably slapped over at GM when rumours of a Mustang SUV first emerged. And likely, this created a call to action for decision-makers in Detroit. The results of this decision should emerge before the end of 2023 with an actual product, yes a Corvette SUV, landing in dealerships midway through 2024 as a 2025 model-year vehicle.

What will it be? What’s all but completely certain is that the new SUV will be assembled on GM’s Alpha platform which currently serves the soon-to-die Camaro and the fantastic Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing models. This opens up numerous possibilities.

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The first is size. Think Porsche Macan and Cayenne for a better and clearer picture. This does not mean however that there will be two models but if there are, as noted by Car and Driver, we could see multiple variants. A base model could get a 300-plus-hp turbocharged four-cylinder to start with an available 400hp twin-turbo V6 for higher trims. Likewise, a larger SUV could offer the twin-turbo six only to graduate to a 500hp V8. Finally, the ultimate edition could be served by the Cadillac Escalade V’s supercharged 682hp 6.2-litre V8. Expect AWD and a 10-speed automatic transmission to cover the rest.

Electrification should come later and more or less follow the current Corvette’s evolution with hybrids and on to a full EV iteration.


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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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