Why is this C8 Corvette accessory so much cheaper in Canada than in the US?
Starting at $58,900, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a performance car bargain considering it has a naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. With the Z51 package installed, 0-62 mph takes just 2.9 seconds. Of course, the price hikes up soon as you start exploring the extensive options list.
Fully loaded, a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will cost over $100,000. One of the most popular accessories for the C8 Corvette is the high wing available in four different body colors: Arctic White, Black, Shadow Gray, and Torch Red.
In the US, this accessory will set you back $1,150, but Corvette Blogger reports that it's much cheaper for Canadian customers. In Canada, Chevrolet is charging $425 CAD for the C8 Corvette high wing – that's $324 in US dollars, which makes it over $800 cheaper.
The discovery was made by a user of the Corvette Forum member called C8Jake, who provided a screenshot showing the Canadian pricing for the accessory option. This wasn't the only accessory that was cheaper, either. The Custom Splash Guards are listed for $145 CAD ($111 USD) in Canada and cost $250 in the US.
According to C8Jake, the prices and screenshots were obtained from a dealer system since the online configurator for the C8 Corvette isn't available in Canada yet. Those are some significant discounts, but it perhaps isn't surprising since the C8 Corvette has a cheaper starting price in Canada, with a base price of $69,998 CAD (around $53,900 USD).
Originally, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette was slated to start production on December 2, 2019, but will now begin in February 2020 at GM's Bowling Green Assembly Plant. The delay was caused by factory worker strikes at General Motors plants that lasted six weeks.