Chevy Cars to Adopt Corvette-Inspired Styling

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The looks of the new Chevy Corvette Stingray are set to spread to more cars in the American automaker’s lineup.

“As Malibu and Cruze and Volt come to market, you’ll be able to see a subtle link between some of the form vocabulary for all of them and Corvette,” Chevy design chief Ed Welburn told Automotive News last week.

The taut styling of the hood along with the new hexagonal taillights will both be referenced in upcoming redesigns of many Chevy models, some of which will be revealed in the coming year. The 2016 Chevy Volt is one such car, set to be revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and a teaser image has already revealed the car’s sharp, Corvette-inspired front-end style.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Chevy Volt Teased Ahead of Detroit Debut

“I always look at the hood of the Corvette and the sectioning, the way it’s taut, very lean, very sporty,” said Welburn. “That will be a part of really everything we do for Chevrolet.”

Welburn feels that Chevy has never taken full advantage of iconic nameplates like Corvette and Camaro, but now the company will try and leverage the Corvette’s styling to give even its most basic cars a competitive edge in the style department.

GALLERY: 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray

[Source: Automotive News]

Discuss this story at our Chevy Corvette Forum

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

More by Stephen Elmer

Comments
Join the conversation
Next