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2020 Corvette Is Officially A Classic In Less Than A Year

Friday, May 15th, 2020
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Corvette Miami Lakes Automall

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The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has transformed into an instant classic seemingly overnight. It has become an exclusive sports car with only 2,700 vehicles built so far due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This has allowed the brand new Corvette to undergo a true transformation. The prestige of the eighth-generation Corvette has grown because production will not resume for an unknown set of time. A resolved strike with the United Auto Workers (UAW) came just before Coronavirus would again slow down the rate the “C8” would be made. As a result, the slowdown for the production has helped make the 2020 Corvette that much more exclusive.

Good News For Chevrolet Fantastics

Despite the slowdown of production, the good news is that there will be a continued run for the 2020 Corvette (eventually) set to add a much larger set of availability. The bad news is that we don’t know when, but we currently have some Chevrolet Corvette models and ready to go for those who want to drive the Corvette. Keep in mind that to start 2020, Chevrolet was able to begin building the new Corvette in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Production began on February 3, 2020. The mid-engined Corvette finally began rolling off the assembly line, customers began taking delivery, but its launch derailed again when General Motors started to shut down its North American factories to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Bowling Green built its final Corvette on March 20, according to Consumer Guide.

Where the 2020 Corvette Left Off

The place where the Corvette models are made is located in Bowling Green. Corvette Assembly plant manager revealed in an interview that exactly just 2,700 examples of the 2020 Corvette were built between February 3 and March 20, 2020. A spokesperson for Chevrolet told Autoblog that GM “will continue to build 2020 Corvette Stingrays when the plant resumes production.” So the total number of 2020 Corvettes is likely to increase, but we don’t imagine the increase of the production will grow exponentially. And that means the 2020 will become one of the rarest regular-production models in Corvette’s history. 

Corvette Sales At the Start of Each Decade

With less than 3,000 models moved, let’s remind customers how many Corvette models are sold. Chevrolet sold 10,261 units of the Corvette way back for the 1960 model year, 17,316 for the 1970 model year, and a whopping 40,614 in the 1980 model year. Sales for the 1990, 2000, and 2010 model years moved 23,464, 33,682, and 12,194, respectively. And, 34,822 seventh-generation cars were made during the 2019 model year, with 2,953 ZR1 models powered by a 755-horsepower V8 engine were sold. General Motors has stopped taking orders for the 2020 model. General Motors previously announced the production of the 2021 Corvette will start on September 1st, 2020. 

“Further information will be forthcoming from Chevrolet regarding the handling of sold 2020 model year [cars] that we will be unable to accept, and the creation of a replacement 2021 model year sold order,” the company told its dealers. This suggests customers waiting for a 2020 Corvette may end up with a 2021 model instead.

Find the Latest Chevrolet Vehicles All at Miami Lakes Automall

We hope you visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where we make it easy for customers to drive away with an amazing vehicle at a great price. Our friendly team is excited to show off our entire Chevrolet lineup. We’re ready to assist with all sales and trade-in offers.

From our new vehicle inventory to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our auto financing department can support you for any buying or leasing needs. Come visit us today, we’re located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida.

New Chevrolet Corvette C8 Has Convertible On the Way, Hits New Top Speed

Monday, September 9th, 2019
2020 C8 Miami Lakes Automall

2020 C8 Miami Lakes Automall

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Chevrolet has unleashed its latest Corvette in the summer of 2019. The eighth-generation Corvette, known as the C8, is the first mid-engine Corvette ever made. Soon the first mid-engine Corvette convertible will be available for customers to enjoy. In October, Chevrolet and General Motors have a planned a reveal for the legendary sportscar. The Corvette C8 has recently made headlines with its incredible speeds, hitting a top speed of 194 miles per hour. This speed was captured at a Chevy event that saw the C8 Stringray trim hit the wildly fast speed. The race track was located in Papenburg, Germany where Chevrolet often travels to test their vehicles in various top-speed ways. For this testing, they actually were able to hit the 194-mph mark running on the track in either direction. (Now, that’s wicked speed!)

Slide Into The Convertible Corvette C8 

According to Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Kai Spande, the Corvette convertible is set to debut “in the October timeframe”. This wasn’t news that was expected to be let out, but those are the expected plans. Interest will remain quite high in many regards as this is still a relatively brand new vehicle that many dealerships haven’t gotten ahold of just yet. The C8 convertible is still months away with a 2020 debut expected. October will just be the real sneak preview for what the look will be like, inside and out and open-air models show pop up in showrooms around the end of winter. The expectation is that the convertible will have multiple powertrain options including the 490 horsepower 6.2-Liter V8 engine as well as the 495 horsepower with the optional Z51 performance package. Each C8 provides an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic that is standard for every trim. The expected price for the convertible Corvette C8 is to be around $10,000 more than the base trim that is currently priced at $59,995 MSRP (plus destination fee). Curious for more information on the Corvette C8 possible engine selection?

More on the 2020 Corvette C8

As drivers today expect more than ever before out of their vehicles, the Corvette C8 provides a remarkable experience for owners. As the standard equipment boasts a fantastic interior with infotainment features like a 10-speaker Bose sound system, 8-inch infotainment system screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto options. The 12-inch gauge display and LED headlights are a plus, as are the eight-way power seats with dual-zone automatic climate control perks. To get into some of the futuristic features, the trim above the base model Stingray is the 2LT that provides wireless device charging, heated and ventilated seats, blind-spot monitoring with a navigation system that includes satellite radio. 

The highest trim is the 3LT that equips better seats for the driver and passenger, a leather-wrapped interior with suede upper trim. Each trim provides the 6.2-Liter V8 engine but the Z51 Performance Package can move the horsepower from the standard 490 horsepower to 495 horsepower. Twelve exterior color choices can be overwhelming for some to pick one, but not only does the C8 have lots of body color choices, but owners can also choose from six interior themes, six-seatbelt color options, and two alternative stitching upgrades to select from. Want some help from the Corvette experts about what to decide on? We can help all at one place.

Find the Latest Chevrolet Vehicles All at Miami Lakes Automall

We want you to visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where we make it easy for customers to drive away with the vehicle they want at an excellent price. Our friendly team is excited to show off our entire Chevrolet lineup. We’re ready to assist with all sales and trade-in offers as well.

From wide and new vehicle inventory to our quality pre-owned vehicles, there’s a fantastic selection. If you’re searching for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing department can support our customers with buying or leasing needs. Come visit us today, we’re located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We hope to see you!