Next Chevrolet Corvette will be truly global, may get mid-engine layout

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General Motors recently announced that it will be investing $131 million in its Bowling Green Assembly plant to support production of the next generation Chevrolet Corvette – a  move that will add about 250 jobs. The Detroit automaker also confirmed that the next-generation model won’t arrive for another two years – so what we can we expect when it arrives in 2013?

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According to senior executives that know about the next-generation Corvette, the goal is to make the model a truly global competitor. With the global market in mind, the next-generation may adopt a mid-engined layout. Designers are also hoping to bring back the split-window styling from the 1963 Corvette, which is the most collectable models of the sports car. The inside is also expected to be a major upgrade from the current model.

Sources also say that downsizing engines may be a part of the game. Rather than the current V8 lineups, GM is reportedly looking at more advanced V6 units.

We’ll have more details along the way.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar