No Press Conference Scheduled for Chevrolet During the 2019 New York Auto Show

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No Press Conference Scheduled for Chevrolet During the 2019 New York Auto Show


You can cross another potential C8 Corvette reveal location off your list.

Organizers of the 2019 New York International Auto Show have released the press conference schedule for the media preview days held April 17-18 and no General Motors brands including Chevrolet have anything scheduled for the event.

Sources close to the Corvette Team had clued us in that NYIAS 2019 was originally the event that was going to launch the 2020 Corvette. New York City is where the very first Corvette made its debut during the 1953 GM Motorama and its also where legendary chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov saw the car for the first time and made it his mission to get hired on at Chevrolet.

But following reports of electrical issues with the car, the April reveal date was eventually pushed back and is now expected at a stand-alone event sometime this summer.

We were obviously bummed by the situation as New York would have made an incredible backdrop for the reveal of the all-new 2020 Corvette, and we would have had the added bonus of having the C8 Mid-Engine Corvettes on display a couple weeks later in Bowling Green for the NCM Bash. Now it looks like the Corvette Team we’ll be talking about the 2019 models (again) when Corvette enthusiasts gather at the Corvette Museum next month.

Many enthusiasts including ourselves have outlined the advantages of hosting the reveal during the NCM Anniversary Show in August as the National Caravans will be bringing in 7,000-10,000 Corvette enthusiasts to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the NCM’s founding.

While there are many other potential events that could serve up a large built-in audience like the Indy 500 or several Concours events held throughout the summer, we do believe the Corvette Team is going their own way when it comes to revealing the 2020 Corvette.

And so we will patiently wait some more because if all indications are correct, the 2020 C8 is a Corvette worth waiting for…


Source:
New York International Auto Show

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3 COMMENTS

  1. When this thing does come out We can only hope all the rich kids ( not real Vette enthusiast) and oh I will just call them yuppies get the first ones and those fellows or gals that line up outside a store in the freezing rain to get the latest electronic gismo get them first so they better have good supply of Raid to get the bugs out! LOL.

  2. I think the car will be bug free. my problem is that it looks like the ugliest vette ever built a cross between euro thrash and jap crap. not close to the mid years and the current model. ( refuse to call them C anything)

  3. I really dont think they did enough engineering and testing in the lab on this car or even with the C7’s , on the C7 you have under steer issues going into corner’s and other issues like with parts like the rock guard’s that aren’t wide enough to protect your paint,to me thats just poor engineering, and as for looks I don’t care for what I’ve seen and I’ve seen a lot of pictures and videos in and out of the camo it looks like a hybrid of a Lambo and a GTR

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