GM Delivers 6,611 Corvettes During First Quarter of 2021

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GM Delivers 6,611 Corvettes During First Quarter of 2021

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General Motors released its quarterly sales report on Friday morning and sales of the new Corvette obviously remain strong with 6,611 new cars delivered during the first three months of 2021. That’s an increase of 73.1% over the 3,820 deliveries made in early 2020 when the new Corvette was just starting production and then halted due to the coronavirus.

Like the 2020 model year, production of the 2021 Corvette has had its ups and downs during the first quarter with three weeks of downtime at the factory due to parts shortages and bad weather. However, the plant has been rocking during March by averaging 182 cars per day and they have completed 9,356 cars for the 2021 model year as of Thursday.

Quarterly sales of the Corvette for 2021 were the strongest that GM has recorded in six years. We haven’t had a first quarter like it since 2015 when the first C7 Corvette Z06s began production. A total of 8,517 new Corvettes were delivered in Q1 2015.

Our Corvette Sales Archives will be updated in July 2021 with the release of GM’s official 2nd Quarter 2021 sales numbers.

Corvette Sales Archive:

Archived Corvette Delivery Statistics
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total
2021 — 6,611 —       6,611
2020 — 3,820 — — 2,459 — — 6,355 — — 8,992 — 21,626
2019 — 3,943 — — 5,788 — — 4,766 — — 3,491 — 17,988
2018 1,005 1,351 2,101 — 5,758 — — 4,639 — — 3,910 — 18,791
2017 1,263 2,081 2,460 2,756 2,535 2,612 1,930 1,748 1,506 1,345 2,565 2,278 25,079
2016 1,501 2,116 2,753 3,142 2,673 2,483 2,159 3,063 2,829 2,626 1,941 2,709 29,995
2015 2,127 2,605 3,785 3,469 3,514 2,807 2,794 2,725 2,572 2,526 1,952 2,453 33,329
2014 2,261 2,438 3,480 3,514 3,328 2,723 3,060 2,679 2,467 2,959 2,378 3,552 34,839
2013 908 980 1,053 974 905 853 671 655 831 3,929 2,527 3,005 17,291
2012 629 927 1,376 1,396 1,219 1,475 987 1,210 1,351 1,167 1,104 1,291  14,132
2011 721 955 1,163 1,454 1,304 1,299 1,291 936 1,147 946 910 1,038 13,164
2010 854 624 955 1,089 1,428 1,405 1,199 1,135 1,109 1,011 836 979 12,624
2009 842 1,027 1,183 1,407 1,643 1,396 966 746 1,585 1,154 952 1,033 13,934
2008 2,015 2,071 2,692 3,190 2,904 2,082 1,870 4,242 2,318 1,170 1,093 1,324 26,971
2007 2,234 2,784 3,158 3,227 3,300 2,377 2,377 2,877 2,837 2,484 2,438 2,914 33,685
2006 2,579 3,058 3,655 3,516 3,317 2,938 2,794 2,990 3,056 2,761 2,773 3,081 36,518

From the official sales release:

DETROIT — General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today it sold 642,250 vehicles in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2021, with retail deliveries up 19 percent and fleet sales down 35 percent year over year. Total sales were up 4 percent compared to a year ago. All four GM U.S. brands had double-digit year-over-year increases in retail sales.

“Over the last year, our dealers, supply chain and manufacturing teams have gone above and beyond to satisfy customers as demand for GM products rose sharply,” said Steve Carlisle, GM executive vice president and president, North America. “The great teamwork continues. Sales are off to a strong start in 2021, we are operating our truck and full-size SUV plants at full capacity and we plan to recover lost car and crossover production in the second half of the year where possible.”

GM estimates the U.S. retail SAAR in the first quarter of 2021 was 14.6 million units and the total U.S. light vehicle SAAR was 16.7 million units.

“Consumer confidence and spending will continue to increase due to stimulus, rising vaccination rates and the progressive reopening of the economy,” said Elaine Buckberg, GM chief economist. “Auto demand should remain strong throughout the year.”

In another sign of strong U.S. economic activity, sales to small businesses, which are included in retail sales, increased 27 percent in the first quarter. Gains were driven by full-size SUV sales (up 132 percent), Silverado medium-duty pickup sales (up 155 percent) and large vans (up 45 percent). The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon also increased sales by a combined 58 percent.

Our GM Sales Reports are sponsored by Kerbeck Corvette in Atlantic City, NJ. Talk to one of Kerbeck’s Corvette Specialists and get behind the wheel of your Corvette dream today. Visit Kerbeck Corvette on the web at www.kerbeck.com or call Dave Salvatore at 877-537-2325.


Source:
General Motors

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Still waiting for mine. Has been on order for over a year and still no word. Getting upset that that I see some for sale and cars going to dealers on fleet deals. Don’t get it at times.

  2. Still waiting, order put in end of 2019. Glad I kept my old vet wasn’t too sure about the automatic ( this will be my 7th ) this will be my first automatic if I ever get it 😹

  3. I waited for almost 14 months to get my 2020. It was built on the second last day of 2020 model production and I picked it up 3 days before Christmas. No one could predict COVID, GM strikes, shutdowns caused by parts shortages, etc. No ones to blame. Shit happens. If you are still waiting on delivery, trust me, it’s worth the wait. Ohio winters suck and I have only 285 miles on the clock, but I’m still excited to have it in my garage. I bought a GM car cover for it 4 months before I got the car but haven’t put it on because I go down in the garage at least twice a day just to look at it. I’m 66 years old and this is my 6th Corvette and definitely the best one ever. Be patient. It will be worth it.

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