Chevrolet issued a news release this morning that confirms the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5, 2013. News first broke about the possiblity of the Convertible’s reveal in Geneva in late January and dealers are being told the Stingray convertible could be available for sale by the end of the year.
In the statement, Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe said “It’s fitting to introduce the new Stingray convertible on the global stage at Geneva, because Corvette is the face of Chevrolet the world over.” She then says that “It is an icon that has long been recognized and admired even in countries where it’s never officially been offered.”
Chevrolet has a history of introducting new Corvette models in Geneva. The 1990 Corvette ZR-1 was first show to the world in 1989 while 2005 Corvette Convertible made its debut there in 2004.
Chevrolet says that there are Corvette owner and enthusiast clubs in more than 100 countries. They also say that 58 percent of the 1.1 million fans who like Corvette’s official Facebook page are outside the United Sates.
So is the Convertible radically differnet than the Stingray Coupe? Not according to Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter who says that “every Corvette is designed at the outset as an open car.” He adds, “The new Stingray is no different, with the coupe and convertible designed to excel in any situation – be it your daily commute, a drive across the continent, or charging through twisting backroads.”
Although Chevrolet claims these are unofficial photos, sources tell us that this is in-deed what we can expect to see on March 5th in Geneva: