Three are being retired. Here are the replacements.
It's standard practice for automakers to make packaging adjustments every new model year, and this can include adding and/or eliminating some items. Exterior colors are among the most common changes. Last week we learned Chevrolet will retire three Corvette Stingray exterior colors at the end of the 2021 model year. These include Sebring Orange, Zeus Bronze, and Shadow Gray. Buyers have until April 29 to order the first two and May 27 for the latter.
And now Corvette Blogger claims it has found General Motor's internal color names and RPO codes for the new 2022 model year replacements colors thanks to - of all places - Chevy's Czech language website.
Although European buyers can only purchase a C8 with the 3LT trim package and select colors, us Americans are under no such restrictions. So, without further ado, here are those new colors: Hypersonic Gray Metallic, Caffeine Brown Metallic, and Amplify Orange Tintcoat. As you've probably already noticed, the new colors are more like different tints of the outgoing ones rather than something completely different.
Hopefully, the Hypersonic Gray Metallic will ape the color of the Dark Silver Corvette C8.R race car. For now, Chevy is not commenting on anything related to the 2022 Corvette, but we expect that information to come by mid-summer.
Supposedly, the final day to order a 2021 Corvette in any color or trim is June 17. We don't expect to see any drastic changes for 2022, but 2023 could be a different story. Interior design changes originally planned for 2025 have been moved up to 2023, and they're likely to include a restyled interior layout that'll eliminate the series of buttons and switches running down the side of the center console.
GM's new design chief, Michael Simcoe, is apparently not happy with what his predecessor approved. Some owners have also complained of quality control problems regarding the center console's stitching.