In the United States, rumors about Corvette becoming a independent brand they are very strong. What is the name of an emblematic sports car would now be the name of a brand. And it is that the success that it has had recently, means the possibility of taking advantage of its fame to create a series of products with similar characteristics, but in somewhat more common segments.
Mark Reuss, president of Chevrolet, recently said during an investor call that in 2025 they would introduce an all-new electric sports car on the Corvette platform. Long ago there had also been talk of a electric sedan to take the fight to the Porsche Taycan and the Audi RS e-tron GT. In addition to an SUV derived from the Corvette to exploit the popularity of the segment as they did, Porsche, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Ferrari.
For now there is no confirmation on the name, if they will be variants of the Corvette still under the name of Chevrolet or if Corvette will be the name of a new brand. What is certain is that GM products will soon become electric, that in the generation of the C8 we will see a hybrid variant and a fully electric variant, from which these aforementioned models will theoretically derive.
Finally, it should be mentioned that if a new brand were to be derived, General Motors would continue to have control, however, this derivation would allow more complex and expensive developments by having a different identity and objectives from those of Chevrolet.
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