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Corvette - 6 Important Items - Dealer Allocation Information.
Please Note Item #6

 

To: All Chevrolet Dealers in the Michigan Zone

Please review the following 6 - Important Items Regarding the All New Corvette Coupe and Convertible

1 - The 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this morning (Tuesday, March 5, 2013).  

2 - Attached please find the updated Salesperson Reference Guide with Convertible information and images added.

3 - Attached also please find a quick reference "tri-fold" for internal use only.

4 - Copy of the Convertible press release is attached.

5 - Copy of a GM Global Connect message that was sent to all dealers at 8 AM, EST this morning, please see below.

6 - Dealers that they will be notified on Monday, March 18, 2013, of their eligibility for 2014 Corvette Stingray initial allocation.  Dealers eligible for initial allocation will also be able to view an estimated production guide number that will cover the first six to nine months of production.


(Start of GM Global Connect Dealer Message)

To All Chevrolet Dealers:

Today, at the Geneva Motor Show, Chevrolet unveiled the convertible version of the all- new 2014 Corvette Stingray.  Chevrolet also confirmed the Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible models will be offered in Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Japan and Russia starting late 2013. The Corvette Stingray models for these regions will be left-hand-drive with changes to accommodate the respective marketsí regulations, such as lighting, headlamp washers, and outside mirrors.

As for the U.S. market, the 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible model will start production a few months after the coupe, and is currently expected in showrooms by the end of the fourth quarter 2013.  All of the performance technology and capabilities introduced on the Corvette Stingray coupe carry over to the convertible. The structural changes are limited to those necessary to accommodate the folding top and repositioned safety belt mounts. Central to the Corvette Stingrayís driving experience is an all-new, more rigid aluminum frame structure, which is 57 percent stiffer and 99 pounds (45 kg) lighter than the current steel frame.

All models are powered by the all-new Corvette LT1 6.2L V-8 engine.  As no chassis reinforcements are required for the convertible, both models will share almost identical power-to-weight ratios.  

Below for your reference is an updated 2014 Corvette Stingray Salesperson Reference Guide with further information on the convertible model.

On Monday, March 18, 2013, those dealers we anticipate will earn 2014 Corvette Stingray initial allocation will receive a letter outlining the applicable training and special tool requirements.  These dealers will also be able to review the estimated production guide number for the initial production period of the 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible.  Please remember when you review the estimated production guide number; the number is based on Chevroletís estimated production schedule, which remains subject to change.  Many factors will affect the actual production quantities, including but not limited to product and part constraints, government requirements and evolving marketplace conditions.  Therefore, this estimate is not a volume commitment. Chevrolet reserves the right to change the Corvette Stingray distribution plan or the timing for implementation of that plan from time to time at its sole business discretion.  

Dealers who do not earn a 2014 Corvette Stingray during the initial allocation period will have the opportunity to agree to the training and special tools requirements approximately six to nine months from now depending on production startup.  These dealers will see an estimated guide number at that time, and will be able to submit orders only after agreeing to the applicable special tools and training requirements.  Further information will be shared with these dealers sometime after start of regular production of the 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe model.

Production of the 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe is scheduled to start late summer and units should begin to arrive in dealerships in early fall 2013. We are all excited to see the new roads our customers will find with the all-new Corvette Stingray.