Production of the 2020 Corvette Stingrays has been marked by both highs and lows over the course of the year and now GM is making the final push to complete the last customer orders. The end date has been rather fluid depending on a variety of supply chain issues and COVID-19 concerns, and it appears those goalposts have shifted once again.
Our previous end date for the 2020 model year as communicated to dealers was Monday, December 7th with the 2021 Corvettes starting up the very next day on Tuesday, December 8th. Today we learned through the dealers that the first Target Production Week notifications went out for the 2021 Corvette with the earliest TPW being December 14th.
The top 2 Corvette dealers in the country, Kerbeck and MacMulkin, have updated their C8 Corvette Customer Order Pages today showing the 2021 orders that have progressed to Status 3300. Those customers now at 3300 have a 12/14 or a 12/21 Target Product Week listed. One customer on the Kerbeck page showed a 1/04/21 TPW as well.
We note that the week of 12/21 is expected to be the first week of the annual Christmas/New Year’s break for the Corvette Assembly Plant, so it sounds like there will be some more movement of build schedules once the production for the 2021 Corvette officially begins.
So while we expect the 2020 Corvette to end sometime next week, the actual day is still unknown. What we do know is that the 2021s will immediately start up the very next day so there will be no downtime between the model year switchover.
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