This will fix a common complaint about the C8 Corvette.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was introduced for the 2020 model year, and while the 2021 model was updated with new exterior and color options, we weren't expecting the mid-engine sports car to get any major updates for the foreseeable future. Turns out we were wrong.
While the C8's exterior styling and performance have been praised by enthusiasts, the interior has a few issues. Early adopters have complained about the quality control problems with the stitching on the center console. It's also too cluttered thanks to an abundance of buttons and switches running down the side of the center console.
According to the April issue of Motor Trend via the Mid-Engine Corvette forum, the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will have a cleaner interior layout to address this issue. The final interior design was already signed off before Michael Simcoe became General Motors' new Design Chief.
Citing inside sources, the publication claims a mid-cycle redesign was being planned for the 2025 Corvette Stingray, but this has been put on hold as GM shifts its focus to electric car development. As part of a massive $27 billion investment, GM plans to launch as many as 30 electric cars by 2025.
While it isn't known when the mid-cycle update will go on sale, the same sources claim the interior will be revamped as part of a separate update "fixing the array of buttons and switches cascading down the buttress on the right side of the center console." This update will reportedly be applied to the 2023 model year Corvette, so it could launch later next year.
No other details were provided, so it's unclear if every button will be removed or if they will be relocated. To refine the interior, some of the functions currently controlled by buttons and switches could be operated by the touchscreen instead in the 2023 model. Other interior changes are also reportedly planned as part of the update, but nothing is official yet.