We heard about the existence of this document through a few of our dealer friends about a month ago but this is the first time we actually have seen it released in the wild. Interesting, the document originated from a Camaro forum according to the guy who posted it on the Corvette Forum.
The document here shows the passenger cars from GM’s three divisions (Buick, Cadillac, and Chevrolet) with the 2020 Start-Up Dates as well as the dates for order entry, initial DOSP cycle, and the initial consensus. A second document was also shared showing the 2020 truck releases as well.
Many are speculating about the reasons that two of the four current models, the Corvette Stingray and Z06, being specifically listed when its believed the 2020 model will consist of the just the entry-level C8 model. Some say this is proof positive that Chevrolet will keep producing the C7 Z06 and ZR1 in tandem with the C8 mid-engine model through 2020 while others believe that the two models are simply a placeholder so as to not reveal any information about the 2020 Corvette.
Click here to see a larger version of this leaked internal document.
As this document was sent out to the dealers so as to alert them with these vehicles will start 2020 model-year production, we are in the camp of the second group and believe that Chevy is dusting their tracks so as not to have an “uh-oh” moment in case a dealer rep would the post the info (which someone obviously did in this case).
We also noted that several Cadillac entries were also cryptically designated as Lux2 Sedan and Lux3 Sedan with their specific model codes following the listings. Those codes point to the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 according to Houston Z33 who started the Corvette Forum thread.
The last thing I’ll leave you with is that with Chevy saying the 2020 Corvette model year start is TBD, we feel it’s another positive indication that the C8 mid-engine Corvette will come during the 2020 model year. So yeah, we are waiting, but it doesn’t seem like we’ll be waiting for long if the C8 is indeed a 2020 Corvette.
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