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August 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on September 18, 2012

August 2012 Corvette Sales

In its latest monthly sales report, General Motors listed 1,210 Corvettes sold in the month of August 2012. This was a 29.3% increase over August 2011′s 936 Corvette sold and represents a 24% increase in sales from the 986 Corvettes sold in July 2012. For the Calendar year to date, a total of 9,870 Corvettes have been sold, maintaining a modest 1.1% increase over the same time periord in 2011.

Last month, we attributed the sales drop in July 2012 (987 total corvettes sold) to the lack of production at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. The plant was closed for nearly the entire month of July and only 98 new 2013 Corvettes were built. Now it looks like the Corvette assembly plant is making up for that lost production as the total new 2013 Corvettes built in August numbered 1,919!

This really is a great time to get behind the wheel of a new Corvette and to make it easier for you and your bank account, GM has rolled out a new slate of rebates and incentives that are good until October 31st:

For 2012 Corvettes, GM is offering $1,500 dealer cash and 0% financing for 36, 48 or 60 Months. If you need to go out to 72 months, the rate is 2.9%. For 2013 Corvettes, GM is also offering the $1,500 dealer cash as well as 3.9% financing for 36, 48 or 60 Months and 4.9% for 72 Months.

And speaking of financing rates, we got a message from Dave Salvatore at Kerbeck Corvette in Atlantic City who told us that Kerbeck is beating the factory rate on the 2013 Corvettes by offering 1.59% for 72 months! Yes, that rate is good even on the 2013 427 Convertible!

For current Corvette owners, the deals get even better! The Corvette Owner Loyalty rebate will give $3,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012 or 2013 Corvette to current Corvette owners.

GM is also offering various market retention and internet private offers which vary from $500 to $1,500 if you have a certificate. There is also a competitive lease conquest incentive which gives $2,000 towards the purchase of a new 2012 Corvette for customers currently leasing a non-GM vehicle. As always, see your dealer for details.


Corvette Delivery Statistics for August 2012
Month Calendar Year-to-Date
Month 2012 2011 % Change Months 2012 2011 % Change
August 1,210 936 29.3% Jan-Aug 9,219 9,123 1.1%

Archived Monthly Corvette Delivery Statistics
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
2012 629 927 1,376 1,396 1,219 1,475 987 1,210          
2011 721 955 1,163 1,454 1,304 1,299 1,291 936 1,147 946 910 1,038 13,164
2010 854 624 955 1,089 1,428 1,405 1,199 1,135 1,109 1,011 836 979 12,624
2009 842 1,027 1,183 1,407 1,643 1,396 966 746 1,585 1,154 952 1,033 13,934
2008 2,015 2,071 2,692 3,190 2,904 2,082 1,870 4,242 2,318 1,170 1,093 1,324 26,971
2007 2,234 2,784 3,158 3,227 3,300 2,377 2,377 2,877 2,837 2,484 2,438 2,914 33,685
2006 2,579 3,058 3,655 3,516 3,317 2,938 2,794 2,990 3,056 2,761 2,773 3,081 36,518


Bowling Green Production:

  • 2013 Model Year Production in August 2012: 1,919
  • 2013 Model Year To Date Through August 2012: 5,221
  • 2012 Calendar Year to Date Production through August 2012: 9,870


Our monthly GM sales reports are sponsored by Kerbeck Corvette in Atlantic City, NJ. Talk to one of Kerbeck’s Corvette Specialists and get behind the wheel of your Corvette dream today. Visit Kerbeck Corvette on the web at www.kerbeck.com or call Dave Salvatore at 877-537-2325.


Source:
GM.com

Related:
July 2012 Corvette Sales
June 2012 Corvette Sales
May 2012 Corvette Sales

 

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