The following-generation Chevy Corvette is coming. We do not know when and we do not know the place the mid-engine C8 will lastly make its debut, however we have been watching and ready for years now. There was hope that the brand new mannequin would possibly debut finally month’s Detroit Auto Present, however nothing got here to go. As a lot speak as there’s been concerning the new mannequin, we will not neglect that the C7 continues to be in manufacturing at GM’s manufacturing facility in Kentucky. It appears manufacturing has far outpaced demand, as CorvetteBlogger stories that there are about 9,000 unsold vehicles sitting on supplier tons.
The information comes from eInventoryNow.com, a website that connects sellers to assist transfer and commerce unsold stock. 9,000 vehicles equates to 232 days value of stock, a quantity calculated utilizing the common every day gross sales over a 30-day interval. That is greater than some other GM product listed other than the all-new Chevy Blazer. The quantity can fluctuate primarily based on how properly a automobile is promoting (and Corvette gross sales might see a seasonal uptick after the winter months go), however because it stands, there are greater than seven months value of Vettes sitting round on supplier tons. CorvetteBlogger says that just about 180,000 C7s have been offered because the automobile went on sale in the summertime of 2013.
There are quite a lot of causes that sellers maintain ordering a automobile that is gross sales are slowing. Allocation is one. If a supplier does not order sufficient C7s, it is prone to get fewer C8s. GM is also padding numbers so there are vehicles out there whereas the plant is retooled for the C8. Poking across the web would possibly reveal some fairly good offers.