General Motors head of global design, Ed Welburn, said subtle design cues from the C7 Corvette Stingray will find their way onto many future Chevrolet models, Automotive News reports. The sports car’s hexagonal taillights and aggressively styled hood will be seen on several of the bowtie’s new models, including the new Cruze, Malibu and Volt.
Chevrolet says it wants to capitalize off the Corvette’s aura, infusing the car’s DNA into the rest of their model lineup as it looks to elevate its styling to new levels. Welburn confirmed as “Malibu and Cruze and Volt come to market, you’ll be able to see a subtle link between some of the form vocabulary for all of them and Corvette.”
Welburn said the Corvette’s squared-off taillights will be hinted at in other Chevrolets, along with its “taut, very lean, very sporty,” hood, which will be “a part of really everything we do for Chevrolet,” he added. The overall look of the cars may also be more chiseled and jet-fighter like, a change we saw in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt’s front end.