Production was supposed to start by the end of 2019.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette won’t begin production on schedule after all, a company spokesperson confirmed to Motor Authority. The car made a huge buzz when it debuted back in July, but the 40-day GM strike has affected the Bowling Green, Kentucky plant’s output, pushing production to February 2020.
The older model was supposed to go out of production by now, but the plant is still wrapping up the old generation. The production plant will temporarily close as the last Corvette C7s are built. When the plant retools for the new Corvette C8, production will ramp up. Chevrolet dealers should deliver cars to owners shortly after the plant goes back online.
At the moment, the news applies specifically to the Corvette Stingray coupe. GM was originally slated to start building the convertible in early 2020, but it’s unclear whether the company will also delay its production.
In mid-September, more than 46,000 UAW workers went on strike against GM. The strike lasted from September 16 until October 25, when the union ratified a new four-year deal with the automaker.