We’ve heard for months now that the C8 Corvette is going to be hard to find for 2020.
Now, GM North America President Barry Engle has confirmed to MotorTrend that all 40,000 of the C8s that Chevrolet plans to build for 2020 are already accounted for. That probably means that dealer allocations have been filled for the slots for both the coupe and convertible versions.
But don’t give up hope, prospective buyers, because a lot can happen between now and the end of the model year.
In fact, the dealers we talk to always hate these kinds of “sold out” announcements as they feel it stops people from inquiring about availability. As the orders start up again, there will be those who will give up their allocation, and once cars are built some might have to back out of their deal as well. So don’t stop looking for an opportunity from dealers as there will be Corvettes available.
We wonder if this announcement by Engel is just a ploy to generate more interest in the Corvette, as if the new mid-engine sensation needs more publicity! In fact, the new Stingray has already won several industry awards, including 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year and Car and Driver 10 Best.
Engle is actually the second GM executive to push the “sold out” talk, as Vice President of Global Design Michael Simco said the car was “bound to be sold out soon” during a public appearance way back in August – just days after the car was unveiled.
Engle, meanwhile, made his announcement at the recent launch of the new big Chevy SUVs, the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban.
Production of the new Corvette was supposed to begin this month in Bowling Green, but the prolonged UAW strike pushed the start of the assembly line back to early February, with delivery predicted to be in late February or early March.
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