The first Chevrolet Corvette with a mid-engine doesn't have an easy start, to say the least. So much so that the production of 2020 versions, the first of this new generation (C8), could be limited to just 2,700 units.
The commercial debut of the highly anticipated next-gen Corvette was initially postponed due to reported development delays regarding its aluminum chassis and electric architecture. Then, production was delayed by at least two months due to the consequences of a labour dispute. Now it's the coronavirus’s turn to rain on the model’s parade, as production has been at a standstill for six weeks. All these delays mean that the 2020 edition could be limited to about 2,700 units, as reported by the Consumer Guide this week.
Chevrolet spokesman Kevin Kelly confirmed that 2,700 2020 Corvettes have been built so far. Though he could not predict how many more might be produced for this year’s edition, he did say Chevrolet plans to assemble more when the assembly plant producing it reopens. By way of comparison, Chevrolet produced 18,791 Corvettes in 2018, and 25,079 in 2017.
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