GM plans to add multiple active safety technology features to the 2024 Corvette, many of them for the first time. Now, GM Authority has learned the 2024 Corvette will get Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning as standard on all its variants, alongside several other available or standard active safety features.
The Lane Keep Assist button will be located on the overhead console in the 2024 Corvette, to the right of the hazard lights button. The button is used by the driver to turn the system on and off, with a lit LED indicator to show when the system is “On.”
Lane Keep Assist provides small automatic steering corrections to help keep the vehicle in its lane, reducing the risk of sideswipes and other collisions. Usually in GM products, this active safety feature only activates when the equipped vehicle is driving at a speed of 37-112 mph (60-180 km/h).
In addition to steering “nudges,” it warns of incipient lane departures with lights and warning sounds. Activating the turn signal temporarily switches off these warnings and steering corrections.
Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning technologies are a welcome addition to the 2024 Corvette. The 2023 Chevy Corvette C8 has only two active safety features, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Additionally, these features are not equipped as standard, but are only available optionally.
While most 2023 model-year Chevy vehicles are equipped as standard with Automatic Emergency Braking, the 2023 Chevy Corvette is not. Besides the Corvette, only the Chevy Camaro and the Chevy Express continue to be built without this feature.
Like Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking will be equipped as standard on all variants of the 2024 Corvette.
Besides technological changes, the 2024 Corvette will introduce the Chevy Corvette C8 E-Ray, a new variant of the Bow Tie’s famous sports car motivated by a hybrid powertrain. The naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine from the Corvette Stingray supplies energy to the rear wheels, while an electric motor powers the front.
The combined output of the gasoline engine and electric motor is rated at 655 horsepower and makes the E-Ray the first all-wheel-drive Corvette. The 2.5-second 0 to 60 mph time offered by the 2024 Corvette E-Ray beats the Corvette Z06‘s acceleration to the same speed by 0.1 second.
Looking ahead, the Corvette line is expected to introduce a refresh for select interior components sometime in the future, while the upcoming 2025 model year is expected to introduce the new C8 Corvette ZR1. Beyond that, the 2026 Corvette will debut yet another variant, the new C8 Corvette Zora.
Production of the 2024 Corvette will continue to take place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.