On Friday, the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant released production numbers for the 2017 Corvette model year.
A total of 32,782 Corvettes were built for the 2017 model year which is down from the 40,689 Corvettes built for the 2016 model year.
|Grand Sport Coupe||9,912||30.20%|
|Grand Sport Convertible||2,046||6.20%|
As we can see from the chart above, the Stingray Coupe continues to be the number one selling model followed by the Grand Sport coupe coming in at a very close second. In talking with the Corvette Team at one of our sponsors, MacMulkin Chevrolet, they informed us that the Grand Sport model has been a huge seller as customers love the more muscular and aggressive body style of the Z06 without having to pay Z06 prices.
Once again, Arctic White was the number one color sold for the 2017 model year, and once again, we reached out to MacMulkin Chevrolet to get an idea of why they think that might be.
“Based upon what we’ve heard from many of our customers since the debut of the 2014 Corvette, the numerous black-trimmed sections of the car – such as the bottom portion of the rear bumper and various vents around the body, is really offset by Arctic White…plus, the C7 has incredible lines and the lighter colors really tend to accentuate that aspect of the car” said Mark Makarewicz, Corvette Sales Manager at MacMulkin Chevrolet.
|Watkins Glen Gray Metallic||5,822||17.8%|
|Admiral Blue Metallic||3,068||9.4%|
|Blade Silver Metallic||2,105||6.4%|
|Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat||2,004||6.1%|
|Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat||1,371||4.2%|
|Black Rose Metallic||1,333||4.1%|
|Sterling Blue Metallic||921||2.8%|
The least produced color was Sterling Blue Metallic coming in at only 921 built which explains why the color was stopped in February of this year.
For a complete listing of the 2017 Corvette Production Numbers, you can jump here to our 2017 Corvette Tech Center where you can also download a hard copy of the production numbers.