“We shouldn’t be surprised if we see two Corvette models on the market in the future.”
That comes from a well-connected source within the General Motors sales community. Take it for what you will, but we think that splitting the legendary Corvette brand into more than one model is a good idea. The current C6 ‘Vette has received its fair share of criticism, most of which surrounds the car’s proportions and heft.
Perhaps Chevy (or Chevrolet?) could produce a smaller sports car that would slot under the C6/C7 but still use the Corvette nameplate, albeit with a different nomenclature. In other words, something along the lines of a Chevrolet Corvette-branded Solstice/Sky replacement sold alongside the C6.
In effect, this may be the beginning of a Corvette brand that could have a lineup of its own. Imagine a Corvette model range that could include a small Corvette (as described above), today’s Corvette (perhaps it could be called Corvette Classic), and maybe even a mid-engined supercar that would compete with European exotics.
What do you think? Should GM make other Corvette-branded vehicles and/or turn Corvette into its own brand? Let us know in the comments below.