Roughly 42 percent of 2021 Corvette Stingray models were ordered in the folding hardtop convertible body style.
Speaking during a recent presentation at the National Corvette Museum, Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles revealed the final production numbers for the 2021 Corvette Stingray. According to Charles, about 42 percent of 2021 Corvette Stingray orders were for the Convertible body style. Of these convertibles, 8 percent were ordered in the 1LT trim level, 40 percent were ordered in the 2LT trim level and 52 percent were ordered in the range-topping 3LT trim. Additionally, 35 percent also opted for the contrast painted roof, while a further 9 percent went for the painted Nacelles.
Charles said the rising popularity of the Convertible model is indicative of consumers’ positive response to the newly introduced folding hardtop roof.
“If you look at the Convertible, it’s up to 42 percent and climbing,” Charles said during the presentation. “I think [for the 2022 model year] so far it’s up to 45. I think we’ll get to the point where the majority ends up being Convertible one of these days. Both are great cars, but I think with the retractable hardtop and the benefits, people are starting to see those.”
As we reported previously, Chevy produced 26,212 examples of the 2021 Corvette Stingray – up from 20,368 units in 2020. Chevy will likely build even more 2022 Corvettes, as this year’s production run was still fraught with setbacks due to parts shortages. Tony Johnson, director of car and crossover marketing for Chevy, told GM Authority previously the automaker is “not even close” to meeting demand for the C8 Corvette Stingray and that it currently has “more orders than we can handle.”
GM began producing the 2022 Corvette Stingray on the week of September 6th, 2021. The 3D visualizer for the mid-engine sports car went live in August, while the build your own tool (which includes full pricing) will go live on September 14th at Chevrolet.com.