Once upon a time, car reviewers and critics would frequently criticize the Chevrolet Corvette‘s interior for its sub-par build quality and abundance of hard plastics, but not anymore. The C7 Corvette was a massive step forward for the nameplate with regards to interior design and quality and the C8 Corvette took things even further with its contemporary layout and swath of high-end materials.
Now General Motors is reaping the rewards of the Corvette’s improved interior – literally. The C8 Corvette cabin was named to Wards’ Automotive’s 10Best Interiors list for 2020, with the publication saying the mid-engine sports car’s “alluring exterior is writing checks this dramatic interior is fully capable of cashing.”
Wards’ handed the C8 Corvette compliments for its high-quality leather-wrapped instrument panel, “handsomely configured” push-button transmission and the generously used microfiber suede material that is found on the instrument panel, center console, door trim, steering wheel, headliner and pillar trim. Editors were also impressed by the mix of metal, leather and available carbon-fiber trim, saying GM “achieved great harmony” with the usage of various high-end materials.
The Corvette’s cabin doesn’t just look the part, either. One Wards’ editor said the C8 is the “comfiest Corvette yet,” and applauded the car’s comfy seats and ergonomic dash layout. They also liked the small partition that sits between the driver and passenger and houses a row of buttons, saying this design detail helps to envelop the driver in a sort of cocoon and adds to the overall high quality feel when in the driver’s seat.
Lastly, editors praised Chevrolet for offering an abundance of interior upholstery colors and combinations, which include Adrenaline Red, Morello Red and Twilight / Tension Blue, among others.
“The first-rate interior will drive as much demand for the car as its powertrain, handling and curb appeal,” the publication concluded.
Other cars included on the Wards’ 10Best Interiors list include the Hyundai Venue, Bentley Flying Spur, Mercedes-Benz GLB, Honda Passport, Mazda CX-30 and Range Rover Evoque.