Ordered a 2020 Corvette that got delayed until 2021? You'll need to pay extra for certain options.
While the base price of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will remain unchanged from 2020 at $59,995 including the destination charge, we learned last month that Chevrolet is increasing the price of the optional Z51 performance package. This popular option cost $5,000 in 2020 but will increase to $5,995 for the 2021 model. This isn't the only option getting a price hike either, as the price of the Front Lift system that raises the ride height will increase from $1,495 to $1,995. These are popular options, so it's not surprising that Chevrolet is capitalizing on the demand.
But with production of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray cut short due to the pandemic, many customers who reserved a 2020 Corvette are having to wait until the 2021 model enters production.
We were left wondering what will happen to customers who ordered the 2020 model with these optional extras, only to have their order delayed until the 2021 model year. Now, GM Authority has the answer.
General Motors has confirmed to the publications that customers who ordered a 2020 Corvette but had their order delayed until the 2021 model year will need to pay extra for any optional extras that are getting a price increase for the 2021 model. "As we announced in May, we were holding the base price of the Corvette Coupe and Convertible the same for 2021," General Motors said in a statement.
"We did adjust the pricing for a few options, including the Z51, and those price increases will be in place on all 2021s." Other 2021 Corvette options that are getting a price increase include Black Trident Spoke Wheels ($2,895 up from $2,695), Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers ($1,245 up from $1,145), and All Weather Floor Liners ($205 up from $195).
There will also be a selection of new exterior and interior color options, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard on all 2021 Corvette Stingrays. Production of the 2021 C8 Corvette is expected to start in November, but we're waiting for Chevrolet to make an official announcement.