General Motors Special Vehicles will import a total of 200 examples of the 2021 Corvette into Australia next year.
According to Whichcar.com.au, the 2021 Corvette will be available in “strictly limited,” numbers in Australia, with GMSV planning to bring over less than 200 units annually. The right-hand-drive version of the 2021 Corvette will be built alongside the left-hand-drive model at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky.
As we reported earlier this week, the 2021 Corvette will be priced from $149,990 AUD when it arrives in Australia next year. The vehicle was previously going to be priced from around $130,000 AUD when it was going to be sold under the now-defunct Holden banner, but strong local demand for the new mid-engine sports car convinced GMSV to bump the price to just under $150,000.
Whichcar also reports that the future high-performance variants of the mid-engine Corvette will eventually arrive in Australia under the GMSV banner as well. These models, which may include the track-focused Z06, hybridized E-Ray and/or hyper-performance ZR1, will be priced from over $200,000 AUD. This is just a rumor for now, however, as GM itself has not confirmed any future Corvette variants for Australia at this time.
In addition to Australia, the Corvette will also be sold in other RHD markets like the United Kingdom and Japan. Left-hand-drive examples will be sold in global markets like the Middle East and Europe, among others.
GMSV, which was established after GM pulled the plug on the Holden brand earlier this year, will sell the 2021 Corvette through its burgeoning network of dealers, which will eventually consist of more than 50 retail storefronts. Other vehicles in the GMSV portfolio will include the Chevy Silverado 1500, Chevy Silverado 2500HD and perhaps the Chevy Camaro.