Chevy Might Fix That Annoying Array Of Buttons In The C8 Corvette After All
That can only mean happier future customersby Tudor Rus, on LISTEN 01:46
After it debuted with much fanfare in 2019 for the 2020 model year, the mid-engine Chevy C8 Corvette started to reach customers and while post-sales reviews were pretty much stellar, the sports car quickly started to attract criticism as far as its interior goes.
We bring good news, though. If a recent report is true, then Chevrolet is brewing an interior revamp for the C8 Vette and it is slated to arrive in 2022 for the 2023 model year.
Back when people started experiencing the C8’s cabin flaws, some shots were aimed at the dashboard and the shoddy stitching it displayed in some cars, more specifically its non-linear, almost wavy shape.
There were also buyers who had something against the number of buttons featured on the median tunnel on the front passenger’s side. And apparently, it’s those issues that Chevy is aiming to fix.
The report mentioned above comes from the April issue of Motor Trend magazine, as unearthed by MidEngineCorvette forum. According to it, the 2023 Corvette Stingray will sport a redesigned interior layout coming to fix those quality and ergonomics issues. More specifically, the nip and tuck will fix “the array of buttons and switches cascading down the buttress on the right side of the center console.”
At this point, we don’t really know what that means: will the buttons be removed completely of will they be grouped in a different arrangement?
Either way, this is something that shouldn’t have happened in the first place – we can forgive the buttons, but not the poorly-executed stitching – especially since the C8 holds so much significance for GM and the Corvette moniker itself. But as they say, better late then never.
|Engine||LT2, 6.2-liter, n/a V-8, mid-mounted|
|Power||490 hp, 495 hp w/ the Z51 pack|
|Torque||465 lb-ft, 470 lb-ft w/ the Z51 pack|
|0-60 mph||2.9 s|
|Top speed||194 mph|