We’re still basking in the glow of the seventh-generation Corvette redesigned for the 2014 model year, but is General Motors already admitting to an eighth-gen ‘Vette in the works? Not only has the automaker ‘fessed up. GM is hinting that big changes are on the way.
Before you get too upset thinking the beloved 2014 Corvette Stingray is going away any time soon, let us put your anxiety to rest. Based on production history, we at Nehls Chevrolet expect the current model to stick around for about seven more years at least.
Whenever the next all-new model comes, we’re interested to know what changes we can expect to see. We think the key is in what GM Global Product Chief Mark Reuss declined to say.
While he freely admitted to reporters that a next-generation Corvette was already being conceived, he remained mum on whether it could come equipped with a hybrid or even an electric powertrain.
Thanks to recent developments, hybrid and electric vehicle technology no longer automatically equates to reduced power. GM still has several years to continue advancing the technology.
With such an iconic car, GM’s engineers certainly have their work cut out for them as they craft the next Corvette. However, as much as we love the redesigned 2014 Stingray, we have full confidence they will find a way to make the eighth-generation Corvette a more efficient model with even better performance, but still classically Corvette.