Production delays have continued to hold up the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette this year and GM is desperately trying to keep up with demand. However, GM Authority announced Saturday that the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette production will begin this September.
Currently, the only C8 offered is the Stingray, which is available in coupe and convertible styles. While we anticipated a Z06 model in 2022, we will now have to wait an additional year when it's set to debut in 2023.
Some of the changes we can expect with the 2022 Corvette are three new exterior color options which have officially been confirmed, along with some minor changes to the 6.2L V8 LT2 engine. Changes to the engine will not affect its current output of 290 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of toque in standard form.
GM has struggled with building enough C8s to meet their current demand. Reportedly, Tony Johnson, Director of Chevrolet car and crossover marketing, stated that they were not even close to meeting the current demand for the car. He added, "We have more orders than we can handle."
The underproduction is due to a variety of hold-ups in the production process since the C8 first debuted. These include a 40-day strike, followed by a halt in production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a supply shortage. Bowling Green has now been running at full production since June 7th.
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