According to Kogod, 86 percent of the parts and components that make up the 2021 Chevy Corvette Stingray originate in either the United States or Canada. The 2021 Ford Mustang GT manual was first overall, boasting 88.5 percent U.S./Canadian-made content. The Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model Y were tied for third with 82.5 percent U.S. and Canadian-made content.
The 2021 Chevy Corvette Stingray is produced at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky. The standard 6.2L LT2 V8 engine, meanwhile, is produced at the GM Tonawanda plant in New York State, while the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission is made by GM supplier Tremec at its production plant in Wixom, Michigan. The vehicle’s brakes are also produced by Brembo at the Italian company’s plant in Homer, Michigan. These are only some of the components that help make the 2021 Chevy Corvette one of the most American vehicles on sale today.
The Chevy Corvette is now being sold in several foreign markets, as well, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Middle East. Models destined for these markets are also produced in the U.S. at the Bowling Green plant – including right-hand-drive models destined for the Oceanic and Asian markets. The Kentucky plant employs approximately 1,397 people, including 184 salaried workers and 1,213 hourly workers.
Production of the 2022 Chevy Corvette Stingray began at Bowling Green Assembly the week of September 6th. Pricing for the 2022 Corvette Coupe in the base 1LT trim level starts at $62,195 including destination and freight charges, while the Convertible starts at $69,695 with DFC. With only minimal changes introduced for the new model year, the 2022 Corvette will likely have a similar amount of U.S. and Canadian-made content as the 2021 model.