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2023 CORVETTE PRODUCTION START DATE REPORTEDLY PUSHED BACK

Production Will Now Begin On May 16th, Per The Report

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Z07 Package
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In March, the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly plant was shut down for one week, which ultimately caused the start of 2023 Corvette production to get pushed back. Chevrolet dealers recently released the latest consensus deck, which shows GM’s lineup production dates. As pointed out by Corvette Action Center, the document states that the start of 2023 Corvette production will begin on Monday, May 16th, instead of the previously planned date of May 9th.

2023 Corvette: Production Update Details

There is no mention of when the end of production will be for the 2022 Corvette, but it’s safe to assume that the 2022 Corvette production will be extended to Friday, May 13th, due to the one-week shutdown at the Bowling Green Assembly plant on March 21st. In addition, component constraints continue to cause problems for 2022 Corvette production.

Orders for the 2023 Corvette through dealerships have already begun. Meanwhile, the 70th Anniversary package for the 2023 Corvette Stingray will be available at launch. However, updates state that the engine appearance and lighting package won’t be available at the start of production. For the golden car of the 2023 model year, ordering for the 2023 Corvette Z06 is currently scheduled for “late spring” and remains tentative at the moment.

146 dealers will be part of the 2023 Corvette Z06 Dealer Tour, where two pre-production Corvette Z06 models will cross the country and give potential customers a peek at the trim. If you’re looking forward to seeing that, we recommend contacting your local dealer to find out when and where the Z06 will be in your area, or you can check here.

While production has unfortunately been pushed back by a few days, May is just around the corner, and it will be here before we know it. Additionally, salable builds of the C8 Corvette Z06 are expected to start in the summer, and we may get to see the legendary new car cruising around.

2023 Corvette Z06 Z07 Package
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Written by Zac Quinn

Zac lives in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, and enjoys camping and kendo sticks.

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