With the 2019 Corvette Model Year coming to a close at the end of the month and because all the orders in the system are finalized, Chevrolet has released the final official production stats through the National Corvette Museum.
Click here to view or download the production statistics from the 2019 Corvette model year.
For the model year that started at the end of January 2018 and ran 20 months, Chevrolet built a total of 34,822 Corvettes.
The number one selling model was the Corvette Stingray Coupe which accounts for 33.0% of production, followed by the Grand Sport Coupe which saw 27.3% of production, and the Z06 Coupe which had 17.1% of 2019 Corvette production.
The big news from the 2019 model year was the ZR1 and Chevrolet built 2,953 examples of the 755-hp sports car that served as the swan song on the C7 generation.
Here are the numbers and percentages by model:
|Grand Sport Coupe||
|Grand Sport Convertible||
The Corvette Stingray Coupe is the entry model and so we always like to look at the trim package penetration to get an idea about the buyer. For the Stingray Coupe, the top trim package is the 1LT, chosen by two-thirds of buyers with 7,740 (67.3%) vs 2,871 for 2LT (24.9%), and 888 for 3LT (7.7%). The take rate on the base-1LT Stingray is the highest that we’ve seen in the C7 generation.
Grand Sport buyers opted for the 2LT over the 3LT and 1LT packages while most Z06s were outfitted with 2LZ trim packages followed closely by 3LZ and then 1LZ.
ZR1 Corvette buyers went big with 93.4% going with the 3ZR package over the 1ZR.
Only 15% of Stingray Coupe/Convertible buyers opted for the Z51 performance package. For Grand Sport, only 3.2% of Coupe/Convertible buyers opted for the Z07 Performance package while a very small 1.1% went with the J57 Carbon Ceramic Brakes option.
For Z06 buyers, 14.1% selected the Z07 Performance Package while another 1.2% selected the J57 carbon ceramic brakes (without Z07). As far as percentages go, the number of 2019 orders for Z07/J57 orders for Z06 have dropped over the last two years and its probably because of the ZR1. In 2017, 32.5% of Z06 buyers selected the Z07 Performance Package while another 17.9% selected the J57 ceramic brakes.
ZR1 buyers loved the ZTK Performance package which had a take rate of 72.5% and the Sebring Orange Design Package accounted for 25.6% of all ZR1s produced.
Across the board, the penetration of the 8-speed automatic transmission was 77.6%. For Z06, 70.3% of buyers selected the 8-speed automatic while 70.0% of ZR1 buyers selected the auto transmission.
The top-selling color once again across all models was Arctic White by a large margin with 19.5% of production followed by Black (17.7%) and Torch Red (13.9%). Due to some color changes after the production year started, just 828 Corvettes were painted in Admiral Blue (2.4%).
Here is one of the charts that was offered in the download:
|Dark Shadow Gray||2,519||7.2%|
|Long Beach Red||2,397||6.9%|
|Elkhart Lake Blue||2,166||6.2%|
|Ceramic Matrix Gray||1,581||4.5%|
|Watkins Glen Gray||1,415||4.1%|
|Corvette Racing Yellow||1,291||3.7%|
The official “Special Edition” for the 2019 Model Year was the Driver’s Series Grand Sports that were introduced in January 2019. These four Corvettes were designed in part with input from the four full-time drivers of Corvette Racing and included some of their own personal tastes. Only 95 of the Drivers Series were built which represents 0.3% of 2019s and the clear winner was Oliver Gavin with 35, followed by 25 for Jan Magnussen, 21 for Tommy Milner and 14 for Antonio Garcia.
As for the final breakout of production stats, here are the totals on exports with Chevrolet sending 4,047 of the 34,822 Corvettes produced to five international markets, That’s 11.6% of 2019 production which was nearly identical to the percentage of 2018 Corvettes that were exported (11.0%).
- Canada – 2,986
- Europe – 738
- Mideast – 130
- Mexico – 92
- Japan – 101
To see all the statistics and breakouts, click here to view the PDF spreadsheet on final 2019 Corvette production from the National Corvette Museum.
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