The upcoming 2022 model year is set to retire three exterior paint colors offered with the current 2021 Corvette, including Sebring Orange, Shadow Gray, and Zeus Bronze.
According to a recent report from CorvetteBlogger, Sebring Orange Tintcoat, Shadow Gray Metallic, and Zeus Bronze Metallic will each be replaced by a new color with the upcoming 2022 model year. It’s currently unclear what the three colors will be replaced by.
According to figures provided by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Zeus Bronze was the least popular color choice for the 2020 Chevy Corvette, with just 548 units sold, or 2.7 percent of the total volume. By comparison, Dark Shadow Gray sold 1,111 units, or 5.5 percent of the total volume, while Sebring Orange sold 1,377 units, or 6.8 percent of the total volume. The most popular color choice for the 2020 model year was Torch Red with 5,137 units, or 25.2 percent, followed by Arctic White with 3,098 units and 15.2 percent, and Black, with 2,393 units and 11.7 percent.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2021 Corvette introduced two new color options to the C8’s paint palette, including Red Mist Tintcoat Metallic and Silver Flare Metallic, replacing Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat and Blade Silver Metallic. For the sake of comparison, Long Beach Red accounted for roughly 5 percent of sales of 2020 Corvette sales, while Blade Silver Metallic accounted for roughly 6 percent of 2020 Corvette sales.
The 2021 Corvette also introduced a long list of Racing Stripe and Stinger Stripe options, adding even more spice to the exterior.
In addition to retiring three of the 2021 Corvette exterior colors, the 2022 Corvette is also expected to introduce one or two new interior color combinations, as well as a few minor changes to features and equipment within individual trim levels and packages.