What Is This Electric GM Concept With the Corvette-Style Headlights?
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From Road & Track
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021 started today. Due to the ongoing pandemic, it's practically happening this year. General Motors CEO Mary Barra delivered a keynote address introducing all of the new electric vehicles and autonomous technologies the automaker is developing. About 20 minutes after the presentation, GM chief design officer Mike Simcoe came on stage to speak, flanked by a handful of GM EV concept cars.
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We took a screenshot and brightened the image so we could see it better. There are some interesting things on stage with Simcoe, and one vehicle caught our eye in particular. Directly behind the GMC Hummer and slightly to the right of the stage we see a crossover SUV with a front panel that seems to be very much inspired by the C8 Corvette. Could it be the rumored, slightly feared Corvette SUV? Simcoe points out that two of the vehicles on the stage are Buick concepts for China. If the production vehicles maintain the cues contained in these concepts, there could soon be a bit of Corvette flair in the Buick range.
We reached out to GM to see if we could get more insight into this fascinating concept car and we'll update this post when we hear anything.
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Next to the Corvette crossover is a smaller utility vehicle with similar front-end graphics. In front of it is the Cadillac Lyirq, a concept car we've seen before. On the other side of the lobster is a Cadillac sedan that resembles the Lyriq. This is the Celestiq, the handcrafted Cadillac EV flagship that is expected to cost more than $ 200,000 when production begins. Crystal Windham, interior designer for Cadillac, previewed the new sedan at GM's CES presentation, showing features such as the four-piece glass roof on which each quadrant can be individually darkened.
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Hiding behind the Cadillac is another concept that we talked about earlier - an electric Chevy pickup. Not much is known about this vehicle, but we see that it has its own unique design language that is more in line with Chevy's crossovers than its current pickup offerings. Perhaps this means that Chevy's EV trucks will be their own range, separate from the Silverado? Finally, the vehicle on the far left appears to be a crossover with a full-width beam headlight. Maybe this is the upcoming Chevy Bolt EUV?
GM is making a big bet on electric vehicles, including developing its own line of Ultium batteries. Soon we will get a new Bolt hatchback and the GMC Hummer EV in both pickup and SUV form. Every GM brand will soon be offering at least one electric model. There is still a lot to come and GM is clearly keen to show what is in store for us.
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