There’s no doubt that after the six week UAW work stoppage last year and the COVID-19 Pandemic this year, production of the 2020 Corvette and the entire ordering and build-out schedule has left customers in the dark. Hopefully, the information below will help shed a little more light on where 2020 and 2021 Corvette orders and production currently stands.
According to General Motors today, the current operational plan is to build ALL 2020 Corvette orders that are sitting at event code 3000 or higher. All of these orders are targeted for production by the end of November.
If you placed an order for a 2020 Corvette, and you have confirmed with your dealer that your order is sitting at 3000 or higher, your 2020 Corvette should be built by the end of November!
Any 2020 Corvette orders sitting at the 1100 event code, will NOT be built and those orders will need to be converted over to 2021 Corvette orders. If you have a 2020 Corvette order that is sitting at 1100, your dealer should be reaching out to you soon to help work with you to convert your order to a 2021 Corvette.
If you are one of those customers, rest assured, the base price for the 2021 Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible will remain UNCHANGED.
The start of regular production for the 2020 Corvette Stingray convertible will begin on Monday, August 3rd. It’s estimated that convertible production will make up approximately 10% – 15% of the total number of 2020 Corvettes to be built.
What About 2021 Corvette Stingray Orders?
According to what we’ve been told, Chevrolet dealers will be able to begin submitting 2021 Corvette orders on July 30th. Allocation guides will be provided to dealers in two production month increments and will be based upon the 2020 model year criteria – which was based on C7 Corvette sales. At this time, 2021 Corvette allocation numbers have not been released to dealers.
Hopefully, this information will help ease the minds of some of our readers who have been waiting in limbo to find out what will happen to the C8 Corvette orders. Chevrolet and the entire Corvette Team understands that demand for the 8th generation of the Corvette is extremely high and they’re doing everything they can to build the orders they have. Given the massive effects that this COVID-19 pandemic has had on top-tier automotive suppliers responsible for manufacturing and shipping the necessary parts to assembly plants, it’s understandable that 2020 Corvette production would be negatively impacted.
Kudos to everyone on the Corvette Team and the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant for doing the best they can to get the 2020 Corvette built and shipped to anxiously awaiting customers!