You Should Probably Quit Driving Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
It’s 2020 and vehicle safety is more important than ever. You would think that as advanced as we are as a civilization, we’d be able to nail something as simple – in a generalized way – as vehicle safety. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and that’s why GM has placed a recall and stop-sale on the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette, 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5, XT4, the 2021 Buick Encore GX, and the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. So what’s the deal? Well, if you own any of these models, you just might go to hit your brakes, just to realize that you suddenly can’t stop.
Chevrolet Details The 2021 Multi-Flex Tailgate
Chevrolet is here with a versatile tailgate of its own called the Multi-Flex tailgate. As expected, it is carried over as it is from the GMC trucks and given a new name. These tailgates certainly have an extra advantage over the simple ones that don’t offer any other function except for opening and closing. However, the Multi-Flex tailgate wasn’t the only news here; the 2021 models will come with some new standard features and better tow ratings.
The Chevy Silverado Will Finally Have a Cool Tailgate
First, it was the war of who’s got the biggest grille. Now the focus has shifted to tailgates. The main unique selling points of pickup trucks are cargo beds. While there isn’t much you can do in that aspect apart from offering different types of Tonneau covers, or illumination, or different material for the base. Ram and GMC changed the game when they launch tailgates that can be used more efficiently. These tailgates became the talk of the town, but surprisingly, the other players in the market, Ford and Chevrolet, didn’t make a move. Although we’re yet to see the former do something about it, Chevrolet has made its move.
The automaker has announced a “MultiFlex” tailgate that will be available for the 2021 Silverado. There isn’t a lot known yet, but Chevy will drop more details about it on September 21.
Chevy Has Recalled The C8 Corvette Over Frunk Faults, But Still Blames Owners
Back on July 10, 2020, we told you about the C8 Corvette’s frunk problem – you know; the one where the front hood opens as you’re driving for no reason? Well, it took 5 days for GM to issue a statement, and in that statement, it blames drivers for the Funk opening on its own. Now, just over two months later, Chevy and GM are issuing a recall that apparently affects more than 6,000 2020 model year C8 Corvettes, however, you apparently still don’t know how to properly latch the front hood.
GM Blames Drivers for the 2020 C8 Corvette’s Frunk Problem
Earlier this month I told you about the C8 Corvette’s frunk problem – basically a situation where the frunk, despite being properly latched, would fly open at speed, damaging the car and putting the driver at risk. At the time, every reported incident was pretty clear that there were no visual or audio warnings that the frunk was open. Now, GM is basically saying that it comes down to driver error and that it cannot identify any mechanical issues.
Chevy Will Offer The 2021 Colorado With Three New Packages
Chevy unveiled the 2021 Chevy Colorado facelift sometime back and it comes with a few aesthetic upgrades that would keep it fresh until the next-gen arrives. According to GMAuthority, Chevy will also be introducing three new packages solely focused on aesthetics. These packages will certainly add a nice zing to the new Colorado. Will these packages help the Colorado inch closer to the Toyota Tacoma in terms of sales figures?
The Chevy C8 Corvette’s Frunk Is a Makeshift Speed-Limiter, But You Shouldn’t Rely On It
When we sat elbow to elbow in the massive crowd awaiting Chevy’s reveal of the C8 Corvette, anticipation grew by the second. It was quite the show, but we didn’t learn everything there was to learn about the car. One such example is that the C8’s removable roof takes up a ton of cargo room when stored. And, let’s not forget about the recently discovered panel gap issues. Well, now we can tell you that there’s another weird feature: The C8’s frunk will serve as a makeshift speed limiter.
Chevy is Reportedly Canceling Some Dealer Allocations of the 2020 C8 Corvette – But It’s Not What You Think
A video posted by Chevy Dude, a Youtuber and Chevy Salesman that tends to get a lot of insider information, has brought forth news that Chevy is revoking or canceling C8 Corvette allocations to dealers nationwide. The amount of allocations is said to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-20 percent. Right off the bat, this sounds troubling, especially if you’ve placed an order, but it’s not as cut and dry as it sounds.
Two GM Employees Test the Chevy C8 Corvette in the Right (and Illegal) Way in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Customer-bound examples of the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette aren’t even in production yet, because the company is busy producing “captured test vehicles.” Be that as it may, two people have already been pulled over on the streets of Bowling Green, Kentucky for racing the Chevy C8 Corvette.
Book Your 2020 C8 Corvette ASAP Because Chevrolet Is Going to Hike the Prices for the Next Model Year
When GM announced a sub-$60,000 price for the new Corvette C8, including the destination charges, it sent the automotive community into a spiral. How could GM price a car that was built from scratch so close to the starting price of the outgoing C7? A lot of speculations were made about this ‘sorcery’ and as it turns out, there was a catch all along. According to MotorTrend, the sub-$60,000 base price would only last for the first model year. This means that for the 2021 model, GM will bump up the prices. Surprised, angry, or befuddled?
Everyone is Saying that the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is "Sold Out" But, That Really Isn’t the Case
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is barely a month into its world debut, but we’re already hearing about how the model is “sold out.” No less than General Motors design chief, Michael Simcoe, made those comments to Autoblog at the Concours d’Elegance of America. In the unfortunate event that Simcoe’s words get twisted, we’re here to point out that the Corvette C8 isn’t really sold out, and it won’t be sold out for at least six to seven years, or however long the C8 generation lasts before it gives way to the C9 generation. What Simcoe was referring to was the Corvette C8’s first year of production allocation, not the entire run of C8 models. So if you’re planning to buy a Chevrolet Corvette C8 and you were devastated to find out that it’s “sold out,” don’t feel too bad. You’re going to have to wait longer to get your hands on one, but if you’re determined to buy a C8 Corvette, you should have plenty of opportunities to do so. It just won’t happen in the sports car’s first year of production.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Has Specific Roof Mounts in the Trunk for Safe Storage
It’s been a week since the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 made its debut and I can’t think of any other car in recent history that’s been prodded over more times than this one. The all-out dissection of the Corvette C8 is real, folks, and in this particular space, our attention turns to the Vette’s removable roof panel, the rear cargo area, and, specifically, the two mounts inside the storage space that help keep the roof comfortably in place when it’s stowed in the compartment. The removable roof panel is one of the Corvette C8’s most talked-about features, in part because it can turn the sports car into a full-fledged convertible with a simple twist of three latches in the interior. But since the Corvette C8 is not the actual Corvette C8 Convertible — that model will arrive in a few months, if scheduling holds form — it needs a safe place to stay out of sight if you want to roll around town without it. The rear cargo trunk is that space haven, and those mounts help keep the roof in place for the duration of its stay there.
What Exterior Color Options Did We Not See on the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette at Launch?
When we attended the launch of the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette we only saw the new mid-engined Stingray in four of the available colors. They’re all fine choices and each gives the car a unique vibe and look, yet this limited selection only constituted about 25 percent of all available color options. So which ones were not present?
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is Here, So Is Now the Right Time to Buy a C7 Corvette?
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8’s long-awaited arrival has answered as many questions as it has opened new ones. One of the prevailing questions surrounding the C8’s arrival is one that doesn’t pertain to the model at all. This question is all about its predecessor, the Chevrolet Corvette C7, specifically as it relates to the ideal time to buy one before production of the model completely stops. So, is now the right time to buy a Chevrolet Corvette C7, knowing full well the kind of resale value it could attract when supplies are officially off the table? It’s an interesting question when you consider what kind of stature the C7-generation Corvette will one day have in the annals of the sports car’s long and rich history. But as far as short answers go, yes, now is the right time to buy a brand-new Chevrolet Corvette C7. You can risk it and wait to see how the market will look like once production ends, but doing so doesn’t guarantee you a better shot at a Corvette C7 at a cheaper price than what you’ll have to spend for a brand new model today. Take all that risk out of the equation and go buy one now.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is the first ’Vette without a manual gearbox and you shouldn’t be upset
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette broke cover with a dual-clutch, eight-speed automatic transmission and no option for a manual. This is a premier for the nameplate, which was offered with both manual and automatic transmissions from 1953 until 2018. Granted, the dual-clutch automatic makes the C8 Corvette the quickest of its kind, but will this be enough to keep manual transmission enthusiasts happy? After almost 70 years with a manual on offer, an automatic-only is a hard pill to swallow. Here’s why.
The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is Cool and All, but What About the 2002 Cadillac Cien (Could it See Modern Production?)
Chevy has rocked the world with the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray. There were a lot of expectations from this mid-engine layout that was first teased almost 60 years back and brought back to life several times over the years. Nevertheless, Chevy managed to hit a bull’s eye with this product that made its debut on the July 18. The C8 Stingray also brings in a lot of ‘firsts’ for Corvette that could make way for bigger things moving forward. But, let’s focus on another GM mid-engined concept from the past called the Cadillac Cien that garnered a lot of attention, but never made it to production. Given Cadillac’s reputation and stature, this clearly felt like an ‘out of the comfort zone’ kind of a product from the stable, but it sure was a competent concept. The automaker never intended to take it to production, but seeing the Corvette C8’s success, could Cadillac be tempted to give it a shot?
The Chevy C8 Corvette is going to Australia, but will it have a Holden badge?
Did you know that the Chevy C8 Corvette started life as a Holden Ute?
The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette is still generating a lot of hype as more details about its performance and availability continue to surface. But GM just unveiled a very unexpected fact: the mid-engined sports car started life as a Holden Ute. Sounds unbelievable, right? Well, GM didn’t have a choice. Here’s why.