The mid-engine sports car spent an average of 8.6 days on dealer lots before finding a buyer in September, making it the second fastest-selling vehicle for the month. The fastest-selling vehicle overall was the Subaru Crosstrek, which spent an average of 7.8 days on the lot before being sold. The Subaru Forester was third (9.5 days), followed by the Toyota Sienna (9.6 days), Toyota RAV4 (9.8 days) and Toyota Highlander Hybrid (10.1 days).
Demand for the C8 Corvette Stingray has been extremely high following its introduction for the 2020 model year. Lower than usual production output at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky has compounded with high demand to make the vehicle even harder to come by – a situation that has mainly been spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic and its various lasting supply chain effects.
It’s worth noting that very few Chevy Corvette Stingray orders are for unsold vehicles to be displayed at dealerships. The majority of orders are for sold orders that will be delivered to the customer once the vehicle has been produced and shipped. Still, this is an impressive statistic for the long-running sports car nameplate, seeing as it sold for an average of $92,366 in September. Other fast-selling vehicles like the Crosstrek, Forester, Sienna and RAV4, by comparison, sold at an average of well under $50,000.
Production of the 2022 Chevy Corvette Stingray began at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant 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. GM introduced a number of small changes to the vehicle for 2022, including three new exterior colors (Hypersonic Gray Metallic, Amplify Orange Tintcoat and Caffeine Metallic), a new low profile rear spoiler option and a motorsports-inspired IMSA GTLM Championship C8.R Edition package, among more.