The GM Design team has shared sketches for an unnamed, sporty-looking Chevy crossover concept on its Instagram page.
This sketch was completed by GM designer Jason Chen and shows a sporty coupe crossover with narrow LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, large directional alloy wheels and a gloss black painted roof with a rearward sloping roofline. One of the more interesting aspects of this design is the ‘blade’ styling element integrated into the side of the vehicle, which looks as though it pulls inspiration from the side blade on the current C8 Corvette Stingray. The design does not have a GM brand logo on it, but the gloss red exterior color, Corvette-like side blade and contrasting black exterior trim and components lead us to believe it’s a Chevy.
A report published last year indicated GM was working on a battery-electric Corvette crossover, however GM has not said if it is indeed working on such a product. An automotive industry analyst previously predicted that a Corvette sub-brand with multiple models could eventually generate sales of more than 100,000 vehicles annually and be worth $7 to $12 billion. This sketch may serve as a very rough preview of such a product, or it could just be a GM designer having some fun and experimenting a little.
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With no real front grille or air intakes, it seems as though this sketch is envisioned as being a battery-electric offering. The vast majority of new GM passenger vehicles that will launch in the coming years will be battery-electric, so it’s not surprising to see GM designers working hard on potential designs for these products. Some of the styling cues from this sketch may be seen in future electric Chevy crossovers, then, like the Chevy Blazer EV, for example. We also see some similarities between this sketch and the Chevy Equinox EV, which will go on sale in 2023 priced from around $30,000.
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