March 2018 Corvette Sales

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March 2018 Corvette Sales


This morning General Motors released the latest sales report. According to GM, a total of 2,101 Corvettes were sold during the March 2018 sales period. This is the strongest month for sales so far for 2018, but it does fall -14.6% from the 2,460 Corvettes sold during March 2017. For the Calendar Year to Date (January-March), a total of 4,457 Corvettes have been delivered to new owners. This is also lagging -23.2% from the 5,804 Corvettes sold during the same time period last year.

Although down from last year, the March numbers were up significantly from January (+109%) and February (+55.5%) as it reflects the deliveries of the new 2019 model year which now includes the first 2019 ZR1s.

General Motors has announced a major change in how they will be releasing these sales figures going forward. Citing that the 30-day reporting schedule isn’t enough time to separate real sales trends from short-term fluctuations, GM says they will be releasing its US Vehicle Sales on a quarterly basis effective immediately. The next vehicle sales report for 2nd quarter will be released on July 3rd.

“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 March 2018:

Corvette Delivery Statistics for March 2018
Month Calendar Year-to-Date
Month 2018 2017 % Change Months 2018 2017 % Change
March 2,101 2,460 -14.6% Jan-Mar 4,457 5,804 -23.2%


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                   4,457
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 296,341 vehicles in March 2018 as Chevrolet posted its best March sales since 2007. Chevrolet crossovers were up 39 percent, with the Trax and the all-new Equinox and Traverse seeing their best March sales ever. Bolt EV deliveries reached 1,774 units. In the first quarter, Chevrolet crossovers were up 28 percent.

In March, Chevrolet was named J.D. Power’s most awarded brand of 2017. Six different Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs won a total of nine awards in the 2017 Vehicle Dependability, Initial Quality and APEAL studies.

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Source:
General Motors

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I have a 2018 z06. I bought my car in February 2018. I had it delivered to my garage. There are 4 miles on the odometer. I’m in the north east , Maine to be exact. Haven’t driven it to date 4/5/18 because of sloppy conditions of our roads. Should I change my oil to 0 w 40 mobile 1. Before I drive it or wait for the 500 mile 1st oil change. And then what should I use for engine Oil?

  2. Hi Steve and congrats on your new Z06!! The 0W-40 allows you take the car to the track without changing oils. However, the current Mobil 1 5W-30 oil you have should be fine until you get your 500 mile oil change. Then you can tell the dealership to fill it with the Mobil 1 0W-40. I would go with the 0W-40 once you change your oil because it’s the current factory-recommended oil and is formulated for Corvette’s high-performance engines.

    Here is more info on the 0W-40 motor oil: https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2018/01/29/2019-corvettes-now-factory-filled-mobil-1-0w-40-motor-oil/

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