Among the active safety features the 2024 Corvette will get are Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert (RPO code UEU), Front Pedestrian Braking (UKJ), and the Following Distance Indicator (UE4).
The forward collision alert button will be located on the steering wheel of the 2024 Corvette, just below the Z button on the left spoke. Forward collision alert warns the driver if a collision with the vehicle ahead is imminent or if they are following too closely or “tailgating.” Automatic emergency braking automatically applies the brakes to avoid or mitigate the severity of crashes.
Inclusion of these active safety features on the 2024 Corvette is a welcome change from previous model years of the Chevy Corvette C8. In fact, the 2023 Corvette C8 is the only current GM vehicle in the U.S. market that does not offer forward collision alert either as a standard feature or an available option.
Furthermore, the 2023 Chevy Corvette is just one of three Chevrolet models in the current lineup that does not offer automatic emergency braking, the other two being the Chevy Camaro and the Chevy Express. The 2023 Corvette offers only two active safety features in all, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Additionally, both of these features are available rather than standard.
In addition to finally bringing the nameplate up to date with modern active safety features, the 2024 Corvette will debut a new hybrid variant, the 2024 Chevy Corvette C8 E-Ray. The E-Ray pairs the Corvette Stingray’s naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 engine, developing 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, with a front-axle electric motor rated at 160 horsepower and 125 pound-feet.
Representing the Corvette’s first all-wheel-drive model, the Chevy Corvette E-Ray boasts a combined 655 horsepower capable of slightly outpacing the C8 Corvette Z06 in a straight line. The E-Ray accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds versus the 2.6 seconds required for the Z06.
Customers will be able to check out the details of the E-Ray, the new active safety features of the 2024 Corvette, and other upcoming changes when the online configurator goes live on July 18th, 2023 on the Chevrolet website.
Start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Corvette is scheduled for September 5th, 2023, four days after production of the 2023 model year ceases. As with every Vette model year since 1981, production of the 2024 model will take place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.