The right-hand drive 2022 Corvette will debut in Australia with five models including a Carbon Edition while New Zealand will receive only three models
Earlier today, General Motors Special Vehicles announced that the right-hand drive 2022 Corvette will debut later this year in Australia with a starting price of $144,990 and $154,990 in New Zealand .
Initially, the right-hand drive model was announced shortly after the debut of the 2020 Corvette, but unfortunately due to complications with the transition of operations from Holden Australia to GMSV and the widespread onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for a right-hand drive Corvette got pushed back.
That’s all about to change now with GMSV announcing that the right-hand drive 2022 Corvette should hit Australia and New Zealand shores sometime between the late 3rd to 4th quarters of this year.
Australia: 2022 Corvette Price and Specs
For Aussies, five versions of the 2022 Corvette will be available starting with the 2LT starting at $144,990, a 3LT starting at $160,500 and a special top-of-the-line “Carbon Edition” with pricing that will be announced at a later date.
The Carbon Edition is said to feature “hand picked” interior trim components, unique brake calipers, exclusive build plate, premium wheels and a special “owners package” the details of which, will be released later.
Unlike the American version of the current Corvette, the Australian versions will come standard with the Z51 Performance Handling Package and the front-lift system.
The Corvette is one of the world’s most recognizable sports cars and over-delivers (on) performance expected of such a machine. It is the epitome of a true icon as it has heritage, performance and unparalleled desirability – generation after generation…overwhelming feedback … that our intended customers are performance enthusiasts…they want to have the ability to experience the C8 Corvette to its fullest potential
- Corvette 2LT coupe – $144,990
- Corvette 2LT convertible – $159,990
- Corvette 3LT coupe – $160,500
- Corvette 3LT convertible – $175,500
- Corvette Carbon Edition – TBA
New Zealand: 2022 Corvette Price and Specs
The right-hand drive 2022 Corvette will also grace the shores of New Zealand later this year but with only three models and no Carbon Edition.
The model lineup consists of the 2LT at $154,990, the 3LT at $169,990, and the 3LT convertible from $184,990 and like the Australian models, the Z51 Performance Package and front-lift system will be standard.
According to Matthew Taylor, the General Manager of GMSV New Zealand:
Overwhelming feedback is that our intended customers are performance enthusiasts, they want to have the ability to experience the C8 Corvette to its fullest potential. With this in mind, we have made the Z51 Performance Package and Front Lift standard on each and every Corvette coming into New Zealand, providing for even more agility and performance capability.
The introduction of the 2022 Corvette to Australia and New Zealand marks the first time a right-hand drive Corvette will be officially offered to these countries.