This Looks Like An Electric Corvette Crossover, But It’s Probably Not15
General Motors recently provided a wealth of insight into its electric vehicle plans via a keynote presentation at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Highlights from the presentation include a backdrop with multiple future GM EV models, including a shadowy teaser of what appears to be an electric Corvette crossover. However, the model in question is actually most likely a Buick.
During GM’s keynote video, titled “Inflection Point: Putting Everybody In An EV,” vice president of global design, Michael Simcoe, addressed some of the ways in which General Motors is developing its new line of all-electric vehicles. We see several of these new EVs parked in the background, with the GMC Hummer EV placed in focus directly behind Simcoe, and the Cadillac Lyriq crossover on the left. However, behind the Hummer and Lyriq is another crossover with what appears to be the same daytime running light design and wedge-like front end as the C8 Corvette, as well as a similar rear-fender kink as the new Chevy Blazer, leading to speculation that General Motors is working on a new electric Corvette crossover model.
However, the vehicle behind Simcoe is in fact a Buick, rather than an electric electric Corvette crossover model. The clincher here is that although the crossover in question does bear a vague similarity to the C8 with regard to the daytime running light design, Simcoe actually refers to the vehicle behind him as a Buick.
“There will also be new vehicles from Buick, with a refreshed strategy based on electrification, connectivity, and intelligent driving,” Simcoe says.
“Buick is now entering its third decade in China, the world’s largest EV market, and we’ll build on the growing popularity in China of the Buick Velite family of electric vehicles with three new Ultium-powered EVs, adding a new crossover and SUVs to the lineup, including two you see in the distance behind me,” he says, gesturing towards the crossover in question.
Clearly, the model in question is a Buick, even though it appears to bear a similar lighting design as the C8. Rather than a new electric Corvette crossover, this model likely features lighting similar to the sharp design of the Velite family of vehicles.
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I’m more interested in the EV in the far right corner.
With the light bar.
Yes, there are 2 of them, and one seems to wear the Chevy emblem, looks like a SUV. Could be the other… a Camaro?
As far as coupes go i suspect camaro and some sort of caddy.
There is a Cadillac in the foreground on the right.
The Celestiq full size sedan. They showed a glimpse of it later in the video and gave some neat info. Should be sweet.
The two vehicles set back on the left have boomerang shaped drls that coincide with Buick lighting for the past several years. They don’t coincide with the Vette in any way.
It seems Motortrend is making the jump as well that that’s a Vette suv. What a stretch.
Per other commenters, Chevy seems to be getting a light bar on the front of their models.
Lots of exciting models ahead
Kind of grasping for straws here Jonathan, that being said the two Buicks in the last photo are good looking cars. Should sell well!
Simcoe seems to imply that these two new Buick EVs are for China, rather than the USA. But they evidently bear the “new” face of Buick going forward from 2025. (Given product planning timelines, I doubt the “new” face will be on the Envision GX or the NG Enclave.)
It is not a Corvette!
You can see the Chevy truck with the lighted bow tie.
Is the one with a light bar a small truck? It almost looks like a short roof with a bed.
The far left looks like a coupe.
There has been a Chevy CUV seen too but I don’t know it it is here in the one they think is a Buick or if it is missing.
The far left vehicle is the smaller Buick crossover. That much is confirmed.
The one just to the right and back of the Hummer is definitely the Chevy truck, good call.
We saw a mid-size Chevy SUV with the Hummer SUV leak during an investor presentation…but it doesn’t appear to be shown anywhere here.
What I’m really wondering about is the one on the far right with the light bar…an enhanced image shows that it’s not a truck, there’s no bed…it’s a crossover. But for who? The outline doesn’t match the Bolt siblings or that Chevy mid-size crossover…I think it’s a either a new Chevy crossover, or a crossover for GMC that was hinted at a month or so ago.
Personally, I hope not. GM has plenty of names to use. I would prefer that the Corvette name is not diluted.
there is a lot of excitement over what ev’s are coming. but today, the reality is a $40K econobox.
Given the performance capability of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV one would have to suspect it could be sold as an electric Corvette SUV; all Chevrolet needs to do is put a Chevy badge on the Hummer and make a couple of trim changes to the Hummer and the electric Corvette SUV is ready for sale.
GM has talked extensively about the Buick EV Crossover that will be coming to market soon.That is pretty much what we’re seeing here in the second photo, I don’t think GM intends to mess with the Corvette at this time, there are still Trim Levels from the C8 Couple that have yet to go on sale.