Ford did it, so why not General Motors? If we’re to believe current rumours floating around the internet, GM is working on a plan to develop a new SUV model with at least one all-electric variant to it, and which will be based on the Corvette.
The idea of expanding the Corvette lineup has already been discussed within the walls of GM HQ, but apparently it has never advanced further than that due to fears it would appall purists and harm the image of the sports car in the process. But then, Ford’s Mustang Mach-E happened.
The latest speculation, which apparently comes from people familiar with the project but who asked not to be named, advances that several of the company's designers are working on different concepts to target a wide range of buyers.
The early designs are focused on trying to combine Corvette's reputation for performance driving and sleek styling with elements of SUV-style comfort such as more interior space and storage, according to the unnamed sources, who added that the program is being called either Project R or Brand R or both, depending on who you ask.