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New Mid-Engined Corvette C8 Won't Debut At Detroit After All?

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But if not Detroit, then where?

There's been so, so much written about it for seemingly far too long. Can the mid-engined C8 Chevrolet Corvette just be revealed already? We've seen the spy shots, the renderings, the spy videos. How about the real deal? Previously, we were led to believe the C8 would have its global debut at this year's Detroit Auto Show, which is only about month away. However, a new report from GM Authority is claiming that all-new C8 mid-engined Corvette will not premiere at the Motor City.

GM Authority was told by a GM spokesperson there are no planned debuts from the Chevrolet car or crossover team at the show. Seriously? Is this true, or are the folks at GM simply trying to keep things a quiet as possible?

We just don't know yet but we've reached out to GM seeking some additional information. Meanwhile, GM will be taking advantage of Detroit to showcase the debut of the Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover. There are an expected 30 debuts from the attending automakers at this year's show, but the XT6 isn't exactly the most exciting, considering we just learned it'll likely be nothing more than a stretched XT5 (same interior as well). But Detroit will have some cool debuts too, among them the all-new Toyota Supra, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, redesigned Ford Explorer and, maybe, just maybe, the reborn Bronco.

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All of those vehicles, save for the Bronco, have been confirmed for Detroit. Looping back to the C8, if it won't come to Detroit, then where? One possibility is New York in April. Why the Big Apple? Because it was back in 1953 at the GM Motorama when the original C1 Corvette debuted. Having the C8 premiere in New York 66 years after the original would definitely be an interesting choice, but we shouldn't completely dismiss Detroit just yet. Like we said, GM and Chevy could be trying to keep things on the down low.