During the media preview at the New York Auto Show last week, we caught an interview with Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles. Harlan was talking with a Russian video news agency known as RuptlyTV and during the conversation, he made it known that for the first time ever, Corvettes will officially be sold in Russia.
“The Corvette Stingray is now going on sale in markets around the world. We just started in Europe, and we’re also starting it in Russia for the first time the Corvette will be sold officially in Russia.” said Harlan Charles, Corvette Product Manager.
We had a hunch this was coming as back in early December when Chevy hosted a “Ride and Drive” media event around the Corvette Stingray Convertible in Palm Springs, California, Harlan told us that GM was hosting a contingent from Russia to come drive the new C7 later in the week.
In the report, Harlan specifically mentions only the Stingray going on sale in Russia. We assume that’s because the Stingray is available now while the 2015 Corvette Z06 won’t be available until early 2015 here in the States, and later in 2015 in the rest of the world.
The report also mentioned that General Motors has been pushing to expand its brand in Russia, targeting a much younger demographic than it does in Europe. Currently, we do not have any pricing information or where buyers will go to get their new Corvette Stingray in Russia.
Here’s the video from Harlan Charles at the New York Auto Show:
And speaking of the 2015 Corvette, there is one option that we know that Russia and its dash-cam-using citizens will love about the new Corvette – the Performance Data Recorder.