The all-new 2020 Corvette breaks from tradition in more than one way. Not only is the powertrain now located behind the cockpit, making for the first-ever mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette, but convertible models also come with a foldable hardtop roof, also a first for the Corvette nameplate. Now, the operation of the 2020 Corvette convertible top is outlined in the following Corvette Academy video.
The video is short, timing out at one minute, 26 seconds in length, but does well in covering the basics of operating the 2020 Corvette convertible top.
Raising or lowering the top takes just 16 seconds, and can be performed at speeds up to 30 mph. To lower the top, first make sure there is enough room around the vehicle to do so, and that the trunk is fully closed. Next, start the engine, and depress the convertible top button on the armrest. The button is located on the bottom left of the armrest button layout.
Pressing this button will automatically lower the windows, and slide the foldable 2020 Corvette convertible top down behind the cabin. A chime will sound to indicate that the top has been completely lowered. To raise the top, pull and hold the convertible top button on the armrest.
The 2020 Corvette convertible top can be remotely lowered using the key fob. Press and release the lock button, and then press and hold the convertible top button. The tonneau cover can also be raised remotely via the key fob by pressing and holding the lock button, and then pressing the convertible top button. This latter feature is ideal for checking fluid levels.
The 2020 Corvette convertible comes with a unique “midglass” section that can be lowered independently of the foldable hard top. Press the corresponding button on the armrest near the convertible top button to operate this feature.