General Motors will soon re-add the Rear Park Assist feature (RPO code UD7) to the 2022 Corvette Stingray after it was pulled from the vehicle due to the semiconductor chip shortage, GM Authority has learned.
Rear Park Assist will once again become available on the 2022 Corvette Stingray as of the April 11th production date. Rear Park Assist is normally standard on all 2022 Corvette trim levels, however it had been under constraint since January 24th as GM grappled with a shortage of automotive-grade microchips. Customers who purchased a 2022 Corvette missing this feature received a $50 credit from GM. Available trim levels for the 2022 Corvette Stingray include the 1LT, 2LT and 3LT.
Rear Park Assist is the official name of a GM safety feature that is typically referred to as a backup sensor. When the vehicle senses a nearby object while in Reverse, the sensors will actively detect the distance to the object. The vehicle will then beep and increasingly quicker intervals as the vehicle approaches the object to indicate its physical distance to the vehicle. The vehicle’s instrument cluster also shows locations for front- or rear-detected objects close to the vehicle with a sequence of bars.
In addition to the 2022 Corvette Stingray, a variety of Chevy models also had this feature removed in early January as a result of the chip shortage, as GM Authority reported previously. This included the Chevy Camaro sports coupe, Chevy Silverado pickup, Chevy Trailblazer crossover as well as Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban full-size SUVs.
Production of the 2022 Corvette takes place at the GM Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky. Pricing for the mid-engine sports car starts at $63,395 including destination and freight charges (DFC).