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Old 05-12-2017, 02:16 PM
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We had the Typhoon and the Trailblazer SS, so why shouldn't GM give us another super SUV?

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Old 05-12-2017, 02:35 PM
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the link above fails but this works for us
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I have to say a Corvette SUV kills the whole concept of "Corvette".
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God No!!! Aren't there enough SUV's already? The Corvette is a sports car and should stay that way.
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I have to say a Corvette SUV kills the whole concept of "Corvette".
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The advantage of this concept would be what, exactly? GM already has V8-powered SUV's. Think this would sell just because of the C7 flags on the front?

CORVETTE FAMILY:
Corvette Stingray
Corvette Grand Sport
Corvette Z06
Corvette ZR1
...and now...
Corvette Beluga Whale? I can already see the chrome "whale" emblems on the front fenders instead of Stingrays!

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Originally Posted by SLOWRYDE View Post
God No!!! Aren't there enough SUV's already? The Corvette is a sports car and should stay that way.
I keep thinking the same thing, but there seems to be a continually insatiable desire for more and more new SUVs. People thought a Jaguar SUV was pure lunacy considering they are the same company as the legendary Land Rover, which sells like hot cakes.

Yet, they did one anyway, and it too is selling briskly. It's appears that the incredible public demand makes it a commercially stupid decision not to do one. Just ask Porsche.


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That looks like dookie, Porsche knocks up a Lexus.
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with Foosh.

I was reading an article in the WSJ recently which underscored how reliant GM's bottom line remains on pick-up trucks and SUV's despite efforts to better compete with Asian producers on passenger cars.

GM said they had a 34% jump in the first Q net-income based in large part on pick-up trucks sales as well big SUV's. Truck factories are running full-time to meet demand. This at the same time there was soft demand for passenger cars industrywide, which forced GM to cut those production, laying off more than 4K workers.

No mention of Corvette specific. My thoughts are will this trend of sales continue once gas prices rise a dollar or more? Is there a market for a Corvette SUV to compete with the likes of Porsche or against its own Cadillac HP SUV? Is there room for a Corvette SUV in good times as well as bad times? Those are just some of questions that must be on the table at GM.

I say no to the idea but I'm not against GM's bottom line either.
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I know that there are other European sport car manufacturers going SUV, but to me it would make more sense to have Cadillac fill the void for a performance SUV.
We just bought an XT 5 and it is OK with the 310HP V6, but they should do an XT5- V twin turbo with suspension handling mods & different front facial etc. -IMO it makes more sense than a Corvette SUV.
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SUV or no SUV, really does not matter to me, more interested in where GM is going with the C8.
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Originally Posted by glava2876 View Post
I know that there are other European sport car manufacturers going SUV, but to me it would make more sense to have Cadillac fill the void for a performance SUV.
We just bought an XT 5 and it is OK with the 310HP V6, but they should do an XT5- V twin turbo with suspension handling mods & different front facial etc. -IMO it makes more sense than a Corvette SUV.
100% agree. GM doesn't need a Corvette or Camaro SUV. Make it a Cadillac and have a cheaper Chevy version and call it a Z51 something or other...
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I'm not opposed to a Corvette SUV, I just think it would be difficult not to have overlap with Cadillac. Porsche didn't have that issue because they didn't already have an SUV and they have a very small product line compared to other manufacturers. I happen to like my Cayenne, it is leaps and bounds better than any other SUV I've had.

A Corvette SUV could turn into another Cadillac Cimarron.
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How do you know it is capable? It's a rendering.
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That rendering "thing" is so ugly it's laughable.......
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Originally Posted by 89L98 View Post
I have to say a Corvette SUV kills the whole concept of "Corvette".
just like the Cayenne and the Macan killed off Porsche?????
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This vehicle proposal strikes me as the answer to a question nobody asked . . .
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Any Chevy vette SUVs would have a GM body, that dooms it right there...

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Originally Posted by fyreline View Post
This vehicle proposal strikes me as the answer to a question nobody asked . . .
Perhaps, but it wouldn't surprise me one bit if Corvette developed and produced an SAV/SUV version that might even out sell the two-seater. I'm not talking about the rendering above, which I also think is ugly, but so is the Cayenne. I'm just amazed at how much more profitable this type of vehicle is than any car these days because demand seems to be insatiable for more and more of these things.

As I said above, many said JLR was going to cannibalize Land Rover sales when they developed a Jaguar SAV. That has proven to be totally false, and in fact, it's increased their market share significantly.

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