The next-generation C7 Corvette will be going with a more European-looking design but one that will represent an evolution from the current C6 styling, according to a report by GM Inside News.

The upcoming 2014 C7 won't be featuring a split-rear window, though, as was featured on the Corvette Stingray Concept back in 2009 - a fact GM Inside News says has been confirmed by General Motors. But GM only confirmed it won't be part of the standard package, leaving the possibility open that certain variants may indeed be sporting the split window first seen back in 1963 on the Stingray model.

The C7 will also still be riding on the same platform as the current C6, so there's no surprise regarding the lack of extreme changes. Power plants will begin with the base 6.2 liter unit and transmission will be a seven-speed manual gearbox.

The 2014 Chevy C7 Corvette is scheduled for launch in mid-2013 and will be built at GM's Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.

Gallery: 2014 C7 Corvette will be more 'European looking'

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