Chevy to unveil new Corvette variant alongside two new small cars in New York

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The 2014 New York Auto Show begins next week, and Chevrolet will reportedly unveil three new cars in the Big Apple.

According to Autoblog, the Bowtie Brigade will show a new Corvette variant, the facelifted 2015 Cruze compact, and what it calls “an important new addition to our small-vehicle lineup.”

So what exactly is that new Corvette? The new Corvette Z06 won’t go on sale for several months, so it’s unlikely Chevy will want to top it with a higher-performance, ZR1-like model right now. Given the Z06’s expected performance, there may not even be room in the lineup for a ZR1 successor.

Remember that the C7 Z06 lapped GM’s test track faster than the C6 ZR1, without any of the fine tuning normally required for a production car to set fast times.

Instead, the new model could be a Z06 variant, perhaps something to replace the Z07 package offered on the C6 Z06. It could also be a special-edition like the Black Widow unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, which would be considerably less exciting.

The Cruze should be more straightforward. Expect visual and content upgrades that will keep the compact Chevy fresh until an all-new model arrives for the 2016 model year.

That other small car is a bit of a mystery, though. Chevy already has the Spark and Sonic in its lineup, so it’s hard to see why it would need a third model. Maybe it’s bringing back the Chevette.

All will be revealed at the 2014 New York Auto Show, which begins April 16. We’ll be on the show floor so be sure to check back often.

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