Ex-head GM thinks it’s time for Corvette crossover

Ex-head GM thinks it’s time for Corvette crossover

June 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Such a model could compete with the Porsche Cayenne.

Former General Motors CEO Bob Lutz said in a conversation with Automotive News that Chevrolet should launch a premium crossover with Corvette performance. Such a model will be able to compete with the Porsche Cayenne.

Experts are skeptical about the idea of ​​Lutz. According to AutoEvolution, those who are currently driving a Porsche Cayenne are unlikely to consider the German top three (Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz) as an alternative, and certainly they will not look to Chevrolet. Moreover, the current owners of the Porsche 911 will most likely never switch to a new mid-engined C8 Corvette.

In many ways, therefore, experts believe the appearance of the Corvette crossover is a bad idea that General Motors “should not even think about.”

About the possible creation of a powerful premium crossover in Chevrolet spoke back in 2017. Then it was assumed that such a model would not be inferior to the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S in terms of dynamics and gained the first hundred in less than 4.1 seconds. If such a crossover really appeared on the market, it would have been equipped with a V8 engine with a capacity of 460 or 650 horsepower.