There are a lot of interesting concepts and renders nowadays, but one model is drawing a lot of attention. The 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV is not just a rumor. We can find traces in some other news. For example, the new performance pickup truck could carry the engine from the muscle car. On the other hand, more and more companies are turning exotic cars to SUVs. Well, GM’s archrival Ford delivered the Mustang-based model (all-electric Mach E).
All these things give us the right to believe the vehicle is possible. The carmaker is preparing a few huge debuts for the next season, so the 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV will follow the premieres of Tahoe and Suburban. Being just a rumor, for now, is not causing a lot of noise. But, if General Motors confirm it, it can change things in the market.
What we Know So Far About 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV
Corvette is one of the most famous nameplates with a bow-tie badge. The iconic muscle car fought a battle against the Ford Mustang for a long time. It seems we will see another round but in a different segment. The SUV class is packed with a lot of exotic models. The Blue Oval company made the first move, and that is one of the reasons why we expect the response.
But, more trusted sources said the company is thinking of this vehicle. The 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV would be a Porsche Cayenne-like model. According to former CEO in the company, Bob Lutz, the GM will go after lighter and more powerful SUV. Well, a 6.2-liter V8 can make a lot of energy, so this is not a problem. But, other things are waiting for answers and solutions – platform, styling, interior. Predictions are that Corvette SUV will get about 20,000-30,000 units per annum and that price is going to start around $100,000.
Let’s start with the thing that is the most certain. We don’t think the 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV is going to be an electric model. Even Ford didn’t name its EV SUV Mustang, but it is based on the famous pony car. So, the drivetrain for the big rig should be the same one we can find inside the Corvette. That is a 6.2-liter V8 engine capable to produce 495 horsepower. According to Lutz, engineers will maximize the energy of the drivetrain. An 8-speed auto transmission will launch the SUV to 60 mph from stop in less than 3 seconds. That will put Corvette SUV in some other dimension since no other vehicle in this segment did do it in such time.
2022 Chevy Corvette SUV: Competition
Like we already said, the 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV is there to compete with Porsche Cayenne. The German exotic SUV is one of the most powerful and most expensive models in the market. However, Corvette will also face Lamborghini Urus, BMW X6, and Maserati Levante Trofeo. Plus, the upcoming vehicles are even more fierce – Ferrari Purosangue SUV and Bugatti SUV.
Still, the US buyers will definitely check out the famous nameplate and it can refresh the popularity for the GM. We must say that the carmaker failed in many areas, although their vehicles are selling well. Buyers can’t find hybrid drivetrains in crossover and SUV tier, high-output pickup truck, and the premium class can’t keep up with Lexus and Lincoln vehicles.
Release Date and Price
The 2022 Chevy Corvette SUV is still just a rumor. The company will not jump into development so soon. First, we will see other debuts planned for the next season. Then, in 2022, the new SUV could debut as the official concept. The price is mentioned to be a six-digit. No cheaper and lighter version is coming.