GM Reports 3,910 Corvettes Were Sold During Fourth Quarter 2018

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GM released their sales totals this morning for Fourth Quarter 2018. During the months of October, November, and December, the automaker reported a total of 3,910 Corvettes sold. This is a -36.8% decline from the number Corvettes sold during the 4th quarter of 2018. It also represents a decline of -15.7% from the 3rd Quarter ’18 sales of 4,639.

For the 2018 Calendar Year, GM sold 18,791 Corvettes in the USA, a decline of -25.1% over the 25,079 delivered during 2017.

The 4th Quarter 2018 sales figures represent the lowest quarterly sales period for Corvette in 2018, even underperforming 1st Quarter’s 4,457 Corvettes sold during the traditional winter months. But perhaps the most interesting number is the Calendar Year sales of 18,791 which harkens back to the sales totals seen during the final years of the C6. The figure is nearly half of what it was during 2014 which saw the sales of 34,836 Corvettes during the C7’s first full year of production.

One of the positive signs for Corvette sales has to do with the 2019 Corvette ZR1. Based on VIN sequence numbers, Chevrolet built an estimated total of around 1475 ZR1s during the 2018 Calendar Year. And if you figure the average price on a ZR1 is roughly $130K, that equals $192 million in ZR1 sales. These are estimates of course, but not too shabby for a single model…

We checked the current offers at Chevrolet.com and other than the lease deal for the base Stingray, there is nothing else shown as the moment for any discounts or incentives for Corvettes. As always, check with your dealers to see what they can offer.

With GM raising prices on all Corvette models and a new C8 on the horizon, I do not see this trend of declining sales ending anytime soon.

Here’s the GM Sales Report for Corvettes in the 4th Quarter of 2018:

Corvette Delivery Statistics for 4th Quarter 2018
Quarter Calendar Year-to-Date
Quarter 2018 2017 % Change Months 2018 2017 % Change
Q4 3,910 6,188 -36.8% Jan-Dec 18,791 25,079 -25.1%


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 — — 4,639 — — 3,910 — 18,791
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


The following is excerpted from the 4th Quarter Sales Report:

DETROIT – General Motors (NYSE: GM) announced today that it delivered 2,954,037 vehicles in 2018, including more than 1 million crossovers, almost 974,000 pickup trucks and more than 280,000 large SUVs.

“We have built the most successful pickup, SUV and crossover business in the industry and we gained considerable momentum in the fourth quarter of 2018 as dealers began delivering the all-new Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Cadillac XT4,” said Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president, Sales Operations.

GM’s fourth quarter deliveries totaled 785,229 units and the company’s share of the industry’s retail sales grew every month from October through December.

“We feel confident heading into 2019 because we have more major truck and crossover launches coming during the year and the U.S. economy is strong,” McNeil added.

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Source:
General Motors

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1 COMMENT

  1. Seems like bleak numbers. I wonder if this new C8 doesn’t ship sellable cars until spring 2020 which is what its looking like, when will GM provide more incentives to keep the current car afloat and Bowling Green working. This delay is going hurt.

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