Corvette – All Time Sales Volume by Month


2018 Corvette Grand Sport
The 2018 Corvette Grand Sport

2017 Sales By The Numbers

Earlier this month, Corvsport.com presented the sales statistics on the 2018 Corvette.  As we ramp up for the arrival of the 2019 Corvette, which will include the all-new ZR1 model, we thought we’d take a moment to break down the 2017 sales numbers by month for the sixth– and seventh-generation Corvette.  For all Corvette owners (and prospective owners), these numbers are a key indicator of how the Corvette is performing in the marketplace.

We begin by looking at the sales number for 2017.

General Motors released their final sales report for 2017 in late December, 2017.  Chevrolet sold 2,278 Corvettes in December, which was a decrease of 15.9% from the 2,709 Corvettes sold in December 2016.  This appears to be the continuation of a trend that occurred throughout the 2017 sales year.  In all of 2017, Chevrolet sold 25,079 Corvettes to U.S. customers, resulting in a decrease of 16.4% in total sales from the 29,995 Corvettes delivered in 2016.

It is important to remember that the Corvette assembly plant was shut down for three months as part of a massive re-tooling (including the installation of a new paint shop).  Given that gap in production, the 25,079 Corvettes built in 2017 still demonstrates that there is strong consumer support for the C7 Corvette.

The final 2018 (model year) Corvettes will be built between now and their end-of run on January 22, 2018.  Production of the 2019 Corvettes will start the week of January 29th.

Following Trends

Looking back to 2013, we noted a more dramatic shift in production numbers as Chevrolet wrapped up production of the sixth-generation Corvette and began production of the 2014 C7 model.  The decline in YOY (year-over-year) sales from 2012 to 2013 saw an average 36.8% drop is sales in May – September, 2013 (as compared to May – September, 2012.)  These numbers demonstrate that interest in the new model dramatically impacted sales of the outgoing Corvette model.

As we prepare for the 2019 model year to begin production, the big question that everyone is asking will be whether or not the 2019 Corvette ZR1 will bolster the declining C7 sales numbers.  Despite continued interest in the C7, sales trends from 2014 to 2017 show a definitely YOY decline in sales.  Even with the introduction of the Z06 and Grand Sport models, as well as a number of special-edition models during that four year window, sales have suffered since the seventh-generation Corvette’s introduction in 2014.  Given that an all-new mid-engine Corvette is expected to be introduced for the 2020 model year, it will be interesting to keep track of the Corvette’s sales numbers in the months ahead.

US Corvette Sales by Month and Year

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2018 1005 1351 2101 5785
2017 1263 2081 2460 2756 2535 2612 1930 1748 1506 1345 2565 2278
2016 1501 2116 2753 3142 2673 2483 2159 3063 2829 2626 1941 2709
2015 2127 2605 3785 3469 3514 2807 2794 2725 2572 2526 1952 2453
2014 2261 2438 3480 3514 3328 2723 3060 2679 2467 2959 2378 3552
2013 908 980 1053 974 905 853 671 655 831 3929 2527 3005
2012 629 927 1376 1396 1219 1475 987 1210 1351 1167 1104 1291
2011 721 955 1163 1454 1304 1299 1291 936 1147 946 910 1038
2010 854 624 955 1089 1428 1405 1199 1135 1109 1011 836 979
2009 842 1027 1183 1407 1643 1396 966 746 1585 1154 952 1033
2008 2015 2071 2692 3190 2904 2082 1870 4242 2318 1170 1093 1324
2007 2234 2784 3158 3227 3300 2377 2377 2877 2837 2484 2438 2914
2006 2579 3058 3655 3516 3317 2938 2794 2990 3056 2761 2773 3081

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