Thursday, 11 June 2009

Chevrolet produces 1,500,000th Corvette (U.S)


The Corvette has been going strong for about 60 years. Recently, Chevrolet produced the 1,500,000th Corvette at GM Bowling Green assembly plant. The announcement of this incredible milestone was made by Karen Rafferty, Chevrolet Product Marketing Director.

"The 1.5 millionth Corvette is a great example of how Chevy is America's brand" Rafferty said at a meeting of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association. "For nearly 60 years we have built America's Sports Car and this milestone is a solid proof point."

The car in question is a white Convertible 3LT that has a red interior and a black top. Incidentally the first, 500,000th and 1 millionth Corvettes built in 1953, 1977 and 1992 respectively had similar features.

The Corvette executive also took the time to announce that the new 2010 Corvette Grand Sport coupe will be priced at $55,720 while the convertible will be $59,530. Included in the prices is a $950 destination freight charge.

Rafferty went on to wax lyrical about the Grand Sport, noting that it has a 0 - 60mph sprint time of less than 4 seconds. Motorway fuel economy is claimed at 26mpg.

Press Release:

Chevrolet builds 1,500,000th Corvette

Pricing also announced for the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport

At the June meeting of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association, Karen Rafferty, Chevrolet Product Marketing Director, today announced the recent production of the 1,500,000th Corvette at GM Bowling Green Assembly.

"The 1.5 millionth Corvette is a great example of how Chevy is America's Brand," Rafferty said. "For nearly 60 years we have built America's Sports Car and this milestone is a solid proof point."

The 1.5 millionth Corvette, built on May 28, is a white convertible 3LT with red interior and black top (similar to the first, 500,000th and 1 millionth Corvettes built in 1953, 1977 and 1992 respectively). The first Corvette rolled off the assembly line on June 30, 1953.

Rafferty also announced pricing of the all-new 2010 Corvette Grand Sport. Pricing for the Grand Sport coupe is $55,720 and GS convertible is $59,530. Both prices include a $950 destination freight charge.

"The Corvette Grand Sport achieves a 0 - 60 time in less than four seconds, pulls 1.0g on the skid pad and still boasts an impressive 26 highway mpg," Rafferty said. "These numbers are unmatched by any of Corvette's competitors."

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