The Chevy Corvette is often referred to as “America’s sports car,” so it should be no surprise that almost 90 percent of the 2021 Corvette models produced this year remained right here in the United States.
A total of 23,573 examples of the 2021 Corvette were sold in the United States this year, representing 89.93 percent of the entire 26,212 unit production run. Of those U.S.-sold vehicles, 13,624 were coupes and 9,949 were convertibles. Additionally, 1,274 opted for the available National Corvette Museum delivery option (RPO code R8C), which allows American customers to pick up their vehicle at the NCM in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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The next most popular market for the 2021 Corvette was Canada, where Chevy delivered 1,887 cars total, split between 988 coupes and 899 convertibles. The Middle East was third with 246 cars (177 coupes, 69 convertibles) followed by Japan with 361 cars (177 coupes, 69 convertibles) and Mexico with 149 cars (101 coupes, 48 convertibles).
GM delivered 20,368 examples of the 2020 Corvette last year, with 18,577 of those (or 91.2 percent) remaining in the U.S. The remaining cars were split between Canada (1,490 units), the Middle East (162 units) and Mexico (139 units).
For 2022, the C8 Corvette Stingray will enter two new left-hand-drive markets: Australia and New Zealand. It will be interesting to see what the demand for the mid-engine sports car is like in these countries, as General Motors had historically been quite successful in the region with its now-defunct Holden brand and the related Holden Special Vehicles performance sub-brand. The Corvette will be distributed through the newly established network of General Motors Special Vehicles dealers in both countries.
One of the most popular available options for the 2021 Corvette Stingray was the High Performance Exhaust, with 87 percent of buyers choosing it. Torch Red remained the most popular exterior color, while the five-spoke Silver wheel option (RPO R8Q) was the most popular wheel choice.