[VIDEO] The Right Hand Drive 2021 Corvette Stingrays Touchdown in Japan

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[VIDEO] The Right Hand Drive 2021 Corvette Stingrays Touchdown in Japan


The first right hand drive models of the 2021 Corvette Stingray have arrived in Japan and we came across a video showing different configurations of the car during a private reveal.

The video comes from Amesha World! that shows media getting a look at the five Corvettes in the garages at a race track, we see both the Coupe and Convertible models being shown to the press. There is some on-track action that was filmed for a media campaign. Also shown was the managing director of General Motors Japan, Tadashi Wakamatsu.

C8 Corvettes in Japan


Even though the video is Japanese and no closed caption is available, the majority of the video is just music with the cars, so it’s definitely worth the watch.

Knowing that the cars were now in-country, we headed over to ChevroletJapan.com and found the official Chevrolet website has now been updated to show actual photos of the Right Hand Drive C8 Corvettes.

Right Hand Drive C8 Corvette Interior

Photo Credit: ChevroletJapan.com


It was during the NCM Bash Seminar with Plant Director Kai Spande that we learned they were building the RHD Corvettes in batches for sale in Japan. Kai tells us the RHD models utilize eight different process flow and export checklists, and a total of 526 Right Hand Drive specific parts are used during assembly.

The Japanese market has traditionally seen around 100 Corvette exports per year but orders for the C8 Corvette have already tripled that amount.


Source:
Amesha World! / YouTube

Related:
Corvette Assembly Plant Begins Production of Right Hand Drive Corvette Models
[PIC] First Look at the 2020 Corvette Stingray’s Right Hand Drive Interior
[SPIED] First Pics of the RHD C8 Corvette Stingray

 



4 COMMENTS

  1. So they have them in Japan, but hundreds (or perhaps thousands) of us sit without GM having built our cars even though they went to status 3000 back in February!

  2. Hope the Japanese buyers are really happy with their US cars. The Americans who’ve been trying to buy one for 2 years and are on multiple waiting lists are not so happy with GM. Who at GM doesn’t understand how well feel about America First priority?

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