2020 Corvette Finally Offers Power-Folding Mirrors6
The 2020 Corvette C8 is a collection of firsts and innovations for the iconic sports car nameplate, the most obvious of which is the adoption of a brand-new mid-engine platform. However, in addition to moving the engine behind the cabin, the C8 also comes with a variety of more subtle enhancements, including, for the first time ever for Corvette, power-folding sideview mirrors.
More specifically, the 2020 Corvette C8 offers power-folding mirrors on the 2LT and 3LT trim levels. In addition to the power-folding feature, the mirrors also come with driver-side auto-dimming glass, plus integrated turn signal indicators. Meanwhile the 2020 Corvette 1LT trim comes with manual-folding mirrors with integrated turn signals.
The new C8’s power-folding sideview mirrors are sure to provide a good deal of ease and convenience for those owners who plan to actually use the sports car regularly in “real-world” conditions. After all, the 2020 Corvette is already quite wide, measuring in at over 76 inches side to side. In fact, the C8 is 2.2 inches wider than the outgoing Chevrolet Corvette C7, so anything to make it slightly slimmer will help to ease the minds of worried owners.
Framed as Chevrolet’s “everyday supercar,” convenience features like the power-folding sideview mirrors start to become pretty important. With that in mind, practicality was also a consideration, which could be surprising given the C8’s new mid-engine platform. Nevertheless, the new Vette still comes with storage up front and in rear, with both compartments combining to offer upwards of 12.6 cubic-feet of cargo volume.
Do features like the new power-folding sideview mirrors help the new 2020 Corvette C8 to achieve its goal of being an “everyday supercar”? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more mid-engine Corvette news, Corvette C8 news, Corvette news, Chevrolet news, and 24/7 GM news coverage.
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Nice feature, but from the above photo, the body of the car is already wider than the mirrors, so I don’t see the benefit of folding mirrors. However, my main interest is in the RIGHT hand drive models and want to know when they are going to be available in Australia and other RHD countries. With COVID-19 holding the world to ransom, sales of all cars must be slowing, perhaps even C8s. If someone who paid a deposit on a C8 has lost his job recently, will that sale still go ahead? If this happens, then a sensible move would be to make some RHD models and ship them to countries where deposits have been made and make up for lost sales this way.
If the assembly plant is closed, it can’t make left hand steering models OR right hand steering models.
Do the auto folding mirrors come included with 3LT package? I don’t see them listed as an “option” add on anywhere in the GM literature.
Included. In the configurator it is under EXTERIOR: Body-color heated, driver-side auto dimming power-folding outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators.
I ordered the 3LT package and it is included as included option DYX
When is the Z06 be available
Mike Hammer, thank you for that. I did not know that the BG plant had closed.