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Thanks to CorvetteBlogger we have the following updated information:

GM to Reopen 2020 Corvette Ordering in December and Kills Planned Production Ramp-Up Schedule
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Keith Cornett
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Nov 7, 2019
We finally got some good news regarding the ordering and production of the 2020 Corvette Stingray via our friends at Kerbeck Corvette in Atlantic City. Here’s the latest info on constraints, dealer ordering and even some more good news regarding the ordering of the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible.

Before the start of the strike, Chevrolet was expected to open the ordering process is September (which they did) and then there would be one order submission period per month from September through December. After orders were submitted in September, the strike happened and then everything was put into limbo. Now that the strike is over, Chevrolet has shifted the start of production to February 2020 and has been working internally to gear up for that start.

During the original planning period, Chevrolet was going to start C8 production in December and then gradually ramp up the build process by first starting with a core set of colors and equipment options and then each month another couple of colors and more equipment/options would be added. Our understanding is that’s no longer the case.

Chevrolet had previously canceled the October’s order submissions due to the strike, and now November’s C8 order submissions have been canceled as well. December will now feature two C8 Corvette order submission periods with dealers allowed to submit any color, option or trim group available on the 2020 Corvette Stingray Coupe.

That’s right! Once the order submissions start happening in December, there will be no expected constraints on colors, trim packages or equipment items as was originally expected. That’s way more fair for the potential buyers who put their names on a list long ago only to see the spots slide because Chevrolet wasn’t going to build their cars until week 10, 11 or 12.

2020 Corvette Convertible Stingray Ordering

We also received official confirmation today that ordering for the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible will open in January 2020. Chevrolet will not have a separate allocation group for the new model and dealers will not receive separate earned allocation numbers. What this means is that dealers will have to work in the convertible orders to their existing allocation numbers.

Although not yet confirmed, we believe that production of the 2020 Convertible Stingrays will begin in mid-to-late April or early May at the soonest.

2020 Corvette Accessories

Chevrolet is still on track to get the majority of its accessories ready for the car. They provided dealers a list of options that will be available for order by the end of this year, as well as the list of options that will be available in the first or second quarter of 2020. If an accessory or item isn’t listed below, then it’s all ready to go now.

Acccessories Available Q4 2019 are:

5W8 – Ground Effects Kit in Carbon Fiber Painted Carbon Flash (includes rockers and front splitter)
SJI – Grille Insert in Visible Carbon FiberRZ9 Rocker Panel Extensions in Carbon Fiber Painted Carbon Flash Metallic
S6S – Rocker Panel Extensions in Visible Carbon Fiber
5JR – Mirror Caps in Visible Carbon Fiber
VTB – Fascia Protector
VYW – Premium Floor Mats
RWU – Cargo Organizer
Accessories Available Q1/Q2 2020 are:

RCC – Red Engine Cover
RCD – Silver Engine Cover
5V7 – Ground Effects Kit, Black (includes rockers and front splitter)
VST – Illuminated Sill Plate
RIK/RIN/SL8 – Corvette Rear Script Emblem (in Arctic White, Elkhart Blue, and Torch Red)

Thanks again to Kerbeck Corvette for sharing with us the latest ordering and constraint news for the 2020 Corvette. As Corvette ordering returns to normal, we will be sharing these constraint reports for the 2020 Corvette which will show what options have limited or no availability (constrained), what the percentage of that constraint is and how long that constraint is expected to last if known.
 
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