This model could compete with the Porsche Taycan
Using the Corvette name will make this new EV more recognizable
The regular Corvette will be available with a hybrid powertrain soon
Chevrolet is reportedly working on an electric sports sedan to compete with the Porsche Taycan which could wear the Corvette badge.
The Chevrolet Corvette is one of the best-known sports cars in North America since it has been in production over various generations since 1953.
It makes sense then that the automaker would want to capitalize on the reputation and the brand recognition of this name for its other models.
This is what might happen with the brand’s upcoming four-door sports car. Indeed, Chevrolet will most likely follow Ford’s example with the Mustang Mach-E and use the Corvette name for other products that are not necessarily related to the original model.
In addition to this new sports sedan, the regular C8 Corvette will soon see the arrival of an available hybrid powertrain. The brand says it will wait until the next completely new generation (C9) before an electric “regular” Corvette arrives instead of trying to cram batteries and electric motors in the current mid-engine platform.
This means that buyers who want an electric version of the two-seater will have to wait for a while still, but those who only want an electric sports car with the Corvette badge might get one as soon as 2025 when the aforementioned sedan is set to arrive on the market.
Despite lots of people being opposed to the idea of a four-door Corvette, Chevrolet says this is the right thing to do since the Mustang Mach-E is proving a success for Ford despite a lot of the same people being unhappy about the name.
According to the automaker, the Corvette name was also chosen for this new model because of its expected price, which is more in line with current Corvette pricing than any other model in the Chevrolet lineup.