Since the Corvette’s inception back in 1953, it has been the affordable sports car for America. Elsewhere, however, the only option was to drive a high hand drive car in a left hand drive market, or pay for an expensive conversion. Its forbidden fruit nature changes with the C8. Chevy has released a photo of the interior of the right-hand-drive 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray, and it brings no surprises.
The Corvette interior in the image is a stunning spec. Its a 3LT model with the GT2 seats, finished in Natural (tan) leather with suede inserts and steering wheel. All RHD Corvettes will be 3LT trim, as the higher profits justify the low number of vehicles sold overseas.
Just like Ford announced the S550 generation Mustang would be sold worldwide in 2015, Chevy pleased Corvette fans around the world when the C8 was unveiled as a global product last summer. The C8 should be very popular in overseas. Just like in the US, the C8 offers better bang for your buck than any other sports car.
The C8’s most important RHD markets are Japan, the UK and Australia. Reports indicate that Japan has a great interest in the C8, with over 300 pre-orders already. The C8 will probably be popular in the Uk, as well. Unfortunately, the biggest questions lie with Australia.
With the recent cancellation of the Holden brand in Australia, GM has nevertheless remained committed to selling the C8 through select importers. Chevy confirmed that a Holden Commodore ute was an early C8 prototype. This is because the Australian pickup provided a great platform to hide an engine in the back for a mid engine car. The Aussie’s love their muscle cars, and it was sad to see a historic brand like Holden canceled. Maybe the C8 can make up for at least a little of that.