October 2014 Corvette Sales

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October 2014 Corvette Sales

General Motors reported their October 2014 vehicle sales yesterday morning and it shows that 2,959 Corvettes were delivered during the month. According to the report, sales are down year to year by -24.7% but don’t think for a minute that sales of the Stingray are starting to cool. We’ll be back to explain in a moment.

For the Calendar Year to Date (January-October), Corvette sales total 28,909 vs the 11,759 sold during the same time period in 2013.

For a month to month comparison of sales from September 2014 to October 2014, Corvette sales are up nearly 20%. But that figure is an anomaly as well due to a stop sale order that may have impacted some deliveries in September.

Why are sales down -24.7%?

If you remember last year, Chevrolet starting building Corvettes in late August and then held back deliveries while the car underwent a series of quality assessments before being released for shipping. Many of the first Corvettes that were built were delivered in October 2013 which resulted in one of the largest sales figures for the sports car with 3,929 deliveries during the month.

Here’s the GM Sales Report for Corvettes in October 2014:

Corvette Delivery Statistics for October 2014
Month Calendar Year-to-Date
Month 2014 2013 % Change Months 2014 2013 % Change
Oct 2,959 3,929 -24.7% Jan-Oct 28,909 11,759 145.8%


Corvette Sales Monthly Archive:

Archived Monthly Corvette Delivery Statistics
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
2014 2,261 2,438 3,480 3,514 3,328 2,723 3,060 2,679 2,467 2,959     28,909
2013 908 980 1,053 974 905 853 671 655 831 3,929 2,527 3,005 17,291
2012 629 927 1,376 1,396 1,219 1,475 987 1,210 1,351 1,167 1,104 1,291  14,132
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

Overall, GM delivered 226,819 vehicles in the United States which was the best October sales figure since 2003. Chevrolet sales are up year to year with strong sales of the Silvado, Cruze, Traverse and Equinox.

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

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