Just about half of all 2020 Corvette buyers opted for the content-rich 3LT trim level for the mid-engine sports car.
The National Corvette Museum recently published the full production numbers for the 2020 model year Corvette, breaking down the numbers by color, trim level and other sub-categories. According to the museum’s data, of the 20,368 Corvettes that were built for the 2020 model year, 9,456 were ordered with the range-topping 3LT trim level. The mid-range 2LT trim level was the next most common at 7,966 units, followed by the 1LT at 2,946 units.
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The 1LT trim level is the cheapest available on the 2020 Corvette, starting from $59,995. Standard equipment on 1LT trim level includes eight-way GT1 seats, dual-zone climate control, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, an eight-inch diagonal touchscreen, a 12-inch driver information cluster and keyless entry with push-button start, among more. Moving up to the 2LT trim level brings more standard equipment to the vehicle, including head-up display, power lumbar adjustments, heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, 14-speaker Bose audio system, navigation and a Performance Data Recorder. Prices for the 2LT trim started at $67,295.
Finally, there’s the ever-popular 3LT trim level, priced from $71,945. All 2020 Corvette models delivered with this trim package came with the content listed above, plus GT2 sport bucket seats with carbon fiber trim, a custom leather-wrapped interior, suede-wrapped upper interior trim and leather-wrapped lower doors.
The low $59,995 entry price for the 2020 Corvette generated some positive press for Chevy when first announced. Fans and the media alike praised the automaker for being able to radically re-engineer the Corvette while still keeping its attractive price tag intact, and for good reason. Despite this, it seems the feature-heavy 3LT trim level was much more popular than the affordable 1LT. This isn’t very surprising, however, as a car like a Corvette is a bit of frivolous purchase to begin with, so many buyers either aren’t overly concerned with how much the vehicle will cost, or are simply willing to splurge for the better trim level.