January 2019 Corvette Sales Drop To Lowest in C7 Era

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January 2019 Corvette Sales Drop To Lowest in C7 Era


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
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


Our GM sales reports are sponsored by Kerbeck Corvette in Atlantic City, NJ. Talk to one of Kerbeck’s Corvette Specialists and get behind the wheel of your Corvette dream today. To view Kerbeck’s inventory of Corvette Stingrays, Grand Sports, Z06s, and ZR1s click here. Visit Kerbeck Corvette on the web at www.kerbeck.com or call Dave Salvatore at 877-537-2325.


Related:
GM Reports 3,910 Corvettes Were Sold During Fourth Quarter 2018
GM Reports 4,639 Corvettes Were Sold During Third Quarter 2018
January 2018 Corvette Sales

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Well…it makes sense. A large percentage of those who wanted a C7 have bought one already, a new model is coming out soon…and it’s January…

  2. It is interresting to get an Information about the C7 Sales figured.
    So I am very glad to belong to the Lucky 800 new owners of one C7.
    I bought this car a Corvette C7 Z06 Convertible by Karl Geiger Munich.

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