Chevrolet experienced a 3.2 percent hike in sales last month when compared to November 2013. Falling gas prices led to a large increase in sales of the Silverado pickup and Tahoe SUV, while the Cruze, Spark and Traverse also posted considerably strong numbers. However despite huge demand for the car so far this year, the C7 Corvette didn’t contribute much to Chevy’s success in November.
The total number of C7 Corvettes sold in November was 2,378, a 5.9 percent drop when compared to November 2013. This isn’t a large difference in sales, and probably looks worse on paper than it actually is. C7 Corvette demand was huge at this time last year, evidenced by the Chevy dealer who marked up a C7 to $100,000. The C7 is still anything but old news, however it’s not the talk of the town like it was last year at this time.
Also contributing to dwindling Corvette sales could be the arrival of updated 2015 models and the new Z06. If an interested C7 buyer couldn’t get their hands on the updated 2015 model in November, they may have held out until they can find one, especially if they’re interested in the eight-speed automatic transmission. Other buyers who were looking at C7s may have also decided to splurge on the 2015 Z06 instead, cutting into the sales of standard models for the month.