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|
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Corvette Sales Monthly Archive:
|Archived Monthly Corvette Delivery Statistics|
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.
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