With the Corvette Assembly Plant scheduled to open next Tuesday after being shut down for over two months due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are finally hearing about the start date for the much anticipated 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertibles, as well as when GM is planning to transition from 2020s to 2021 model year cars.
Earler today we came across a post on the Corvette Forum that had some information about the 2020 Corvette Convertibles and that Chevrolet was going to be extending the 2020 model year through the end of October. We have since confirmed that the 2021 model Corvettes will begin in early November.
We’ll get to the convertible production start-up in a moment, but I think the really great news here is that 2020 model year production has been pushed back to the end of October 2020. Previously, the 2021s were to start in the first week of September. So with the move, Chevrolet will be able to make up another two months of 2020 Corvette orders that were lost to the shutdown. And from the restart next week through the end of October, that’s over five full months of 2020 production still available!
We think this is a great idea as the 2020 models are so much in demand, it’s better to make more of them now and worry about getting back on the regular production cycle at the end of the 2021 model.
The other great news is that 2020 Convertibles will finally start up the week of
July 13th July 20th. Although we were hoping for a June date, we’ll take whatever we can get at this point. With the Convertible price points usually higher than those of the Coupe, the infamous GM bean-counters will want to get the drop-top moving down the production line as soon as they can.
We’ve made no-bones about the Convertibles being our choice in the C8, and now it looks like customers will be able to take delivery in August, just in time for the rescheduled Corvette shows.
For obvious reasons, these dates may change due to any changes on the ground, but so far there is a lot to be positive about.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story said that Convertibles were starting on July 13th. We have further learned that was changed to July 20th. Also, we initially said the 2021 Order Guide was coming tomorrow. I was incorrect about that and have removed it from the story.
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