GM Reports 5,785 Corvettes Sold During the 2nd Quarter of 2018

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GM Reports 5,785 Corvettes Sold During the 2nd Quarter of 2018


In our first Corvette sales update since GM moved to quarterly reporting, Chevrolet is reporting that 5,785 Corvettes were sold during the months of April-June 2018. Officially, this is a decrease of -26.2% from the 7,903 Corvettes sold during the 2nd quarter of 2017.

For the calendar year (January-June), Chevrolet has delivered a total of 10,242 Corvettes. This is a decrease of 25.3% over the 13,707 Corvettes delivered during the same time period in 2017.

Once again we caution that these large decreases are expected following the change in production rates after last summer’s renovations.

Trying to analyze Corvette production numbers on a quarterly basis and applying them to last year’s monthly totals (when production was faster) is like comparing apples to oranges. The average for the Q2 total of 5,785 Corvettes is 1,928 cars per month, and that number seems to match up against the last six months which is when 2018 production restarted.

About the change to quarterly reporting, General Motors had said that the 30-day reporting schedule isn’t enough time to separate real sales trends from short-term fluctuations.

“Thirty days is not enough time to separate real sales trends from short-term fluctuations in a very dynamic, highly competitive market,” said Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president, Sales Operations. “Reporting sales quarterly better aligns with our business, and the quality of information will make it easier to see how the business is performing.”

Here’s the GM Sales Report for Corvettes in the 2nd Quarter of 2018:

Corvette Delivery Statistics for 2nd Quarter 2018
Quarter Calendar Year-to-Date
Quarter 2018 2017 % Change Months 2018 2017 % Change
Q2 5,785 7,903 -26.8% Jan-June 10,242 13,707 -25.3%


Corvette Sales Monthly Archive:

Archived Monthly Corvette Delivery Statistics
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
2018 1,005 1,351 2,101 — 5,758 —             10,242
2017 1,263 2,081 2,460 2,756 2,535 2,612 1,930 1,748 1,506 1,345 2,565 2,278 25,079
2016 1,501 2,116 2,753 3,142 2,673 2,483 2,159 3,063 2,829 2,626 1,941 2,709 29,995
2015 2,127 2,605 3,785 3,469 3,514 2,807 2,794 2,725 2,572 2,526 1,952 2,453 33,329
2014 2,261 2,438 3,480 3,514 3,328 2,723 3,060 2,679 2,467 2,959 2,378 3,552 34,839
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


General Motors sold a total of 758,376 vehicles over 2nd Quarter 2018 with Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and Crossovers leading the way. Chevrolet saw record crossover deliveries in the second quarter and the first half of 2018. It was the best-ever second quarter and first half for the Trax and Traverse, and the best first half ever for the Equinox. Chevrolet and GMC delivered industry-leading pickup sales for the second quarter and first half of 2018. Sales were up 21 percent in the second quarter versus a year ago, and up 12 percent in the first half.

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Source:
General Motors

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4 COMMENTS

  1. October 2013, the first month of public Corvette C7 deliveries was the record breaking month for Corvette. No wonder as anxious buyers (myself included) had put down deposits well in advance in the hope of getting one of the first C7’s without being gouged. Out of state dealers (such as Coughlin Chev. in Ohio) were promising( and delivering) prices that were no more than MSRP. Also, you could get 1 year only colors such as Cyber Grey and Lime Rock green. Yes, there were some issues with the early cars(info. screens going dark, shifter adjustment) but for the price(Z51 option was a steal!) you could’t go wrong with this supercar. Still have mine with 19k miles and love it!

  2. With Corvette sales declining and composing such a minuscule percentage of GM sales one has to wonder if Corvettes will be discontinued.

  3. My ’14 Z51 was delivered in October of ’13 as well and I paid MSRP. This was before the price increase that followed shortly after, so I effectively got a ‘deal’. Mine has been trouble free and am waiting for either the ME version or a significant change to the conventional Corvette before I buy another. Others share this POV I’m sure, which contributes to the decreased sales numbers.

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