Although GM has moved to release its Corvette sales reports on a quarterly basis, that doesn’t mean the automaker isn’t tracking monthly sales internally.
Depending on the report (we’ve seen two with slightly different totals), sales of the Chevrolet Corvette hit rock bottom in January 2019 with a total of 800 sold during the month. That number represents a 20% decline in sales from January 2018 and appears to continue the slide that started after last year’s 2nd quarter report.
We haven’t seen sales totals under 1,000/month since the end of the C6 era and many of those figures came after the announcement of the C7 on 1.13.13.
However, January is notorious for reduced sales over the years as our historical data below shows. This January was particularly brutal with an extended deep freeze in many parts of the country and a government shutdown that may have kept potential buyers away until it was resolved.
Corvette owners continue to wait for any news of the forthcoming C8 mid-engine Corvette that is expected to be coming this year as a 2020 model. Many Corvette enthusiasts we talk to are choosing to hold on to their current C7 Vettes while waiting to learn more about the C8 Corvette which has yet to be officially acknowledged.
At the end of January, the Corvette Team offered up a new special edition package tailored to fans of Grand Sports and racing stripes. It’s a decent package and the math shows there are some savings to be had vs choosing each option a la carte. But we doubt the 2019 Drivers Series Grand Sports will drive a large number of buyers to dealers.
The good news for those of you who are shopping for a new 2019 Corvette is that we are now in a buyer’s market with many of the volume dealers offering substantial discounts and special financing deals.
Our official Corvette sales chartt will next be updated in April 2019 with the release of the official 1st Quarter Corvette sales numbers.
Corvette Sales Monthly Archive:
|Archived Monthly Corvette Delivery Statistics|
|2018||1,005||1,351||2,101||— 5,758 —||— 4,639 —||— 3,910 —||18,791|
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