General Motors Japan has announced a few small changes for the 2022 Corvette Stingray, including new exterior color options.
Starting December 7th, 2021, new 2022 Corvette Stingray models sold in Japan will be offered with eight exterior colors, two more than the six offered previously. The new colors for the Japanese market will include black, “which is often requested,” per a translated statement from GM Japan. Four interior colors are offered, while additional seatbelt colors are offered for Coupe models, and new brake caliper colors are offered for Convertible models.
Additionally, 2022 Corvette Stingray 2LT Coupe models will be equipped with the front-lift suspension feature to help navigate over steep ramps and speed bumps.
The MSRP for individual models are listed as follows (conversion rates as of this writing, 12/9/21):
- Chevy Corvette Coupe 2LT – 12,500,000 yen ($110,196)
- Chevy Corvette Coupe 3LT – 14,500,000 yen ($127,827)
- Chevy Corvette Convertible – 16,000,000 yen ($141,051)
The first units of the Chevy Corvette C8 Stingray were confirmed to have arrived in the Japanese market in June of 2021, with GM announcing in September of 2020 that it would deliver the C8 to the Japanese market. The eighth-generation Corvette marks the first time that the Chevy Corvette nameplate has been offered in right-hand drive directly from the factory. Further right-hand markets where the C8 Corvette is offered include Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K.
As a reminder, the 2022 Corvette Stingray is powered by the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, rated at 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque when equipped with the factory performance exhaust system. Output is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Under the skin is the mid-engine Y2 platform. Production of the eighth-generation Corvette takes place exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.