You’ve got to wonder if even General Motors expected the new Corvette Stingray to be as big of a hit as it is now.
Sure, they definitely knew they had something special when all the reviews started pouring in, but the C7 is turning out to be one of the biggest home runs any automaker has had over the past decade. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find any sane person disputing that … even among fans of rival brands.
Last month’s sales numbers for the Corvette say it all. Compared to 2013, the sales for new Corvettes increased a whopping 199 percent in April with 11,693 units sold. Yup, that’s nearly a 200-percent increase in the number of new ‘Vettes delivered in the U.S.
According to a Bloomberg Businessweek report, Corvette sales numbers even scored higher than the highly buzzed Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Excluding all brand-new cars with sales fewer than 5,000 units, the only vehicle even close to Corvette’s sales increase was the Lexus GX at 135 percent.
That ought to keep those import guys quiet for awhile, until the new 2015 Z06 hits the street and shuts them down for good.
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