It was previously unclear if the Front Lift with Memory feature would be offered on the C8 Corvette Stingray in the Oceanic countries as the system is GPS based. In an Instagram post published recently, GMSV confirmed the system would be offered on Australian and New Zealand-spec Corvettes, giving owners in the region peace of mind when they approach a speed bump or steep driveway/parking lot entrance.
“Great news for C8 owners and fans in Australia and New Zealand – we can confirm that the front-lift feature comes with memory function, the system remembers up to 1,000 locations using GPS navigation in the vehicle,” the post description said. “Top notch technology at the press of a button.”
The Front Lift with Memory function automatically raises the front axle on the C8 Corvette Stingray by 2.0 inches (or 50 millimeters for our Australian and Kiwi readers). To activate the system, the user simply has to press a button located in the mid-engine sports car’s center console, which will actuate the hydraulic lifters and raise the front axle. The user can also program the system to remember the GPS coordinates of where they’ve activated the system in the past, enabling the car to automatically raise and lower the system when it knows it’s approaching a bump or steep driveway. This is particularly helpful for owners with steep driveways at home, negating the need for them to manually raise the front axle every time they arrive home from a trip. The system can store up to 1,000 GPS locations in its memory.
Production of right-hand-drive 2022 Corvette models for Australia and New Zealand began at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky early last month. Pricing for the C8 Corvette Stingray in both countries starts at $160,500 AUD in Australia and $169,990 NZD in New Zealand. The C8 Corvette Convertible will also be offered in the country, carrying a $15,000 price premium over the targa top coupe across the board.
Looking ahead into the future, customers in Australia and New Zealand will likely have access to the upcoming Chevy Corvette Z06 as well, as indicated by a recent trademark filing covered exclusively by GM Authority in July.
The C8 Corvette Stingray is being distributed in Australia and New Zealand by GMSV’s 50-plus store network of retail storefronts. GMSV, for readers who may not be familiar, is GM’s newly launched venture in Australia and New Zealand and will focus on selling specialized GM products in both countries, including but not limited to the Corvette and Chevy Silverado 1500.