Before Chevrolet dealerships across North America are given the go-ahead to sell the C8-generation Corvette, there are a number of hoops which they must leap through.
A source close to Corvette Blogger claims to have received information from a GM dealer podcast about how Chevrolet dealerships can stock and sell the mid-engine Corvette. The process is similar to what was required of dealers looking to sell the C7 Corvette prior to it being launched.
It is reported that Chevrolet dealers have until June 7th to enroll in one of two programs to sell the C8. The first of these programs is dubbed ‘Corvette Dealer’ and requires dealerships to send a sales specialist to Spring Mountain at a cost of $3500 for an in-depth debrief about the car. Additionally, dealerships enrolled in this program are required to complete special sales and service training and need to purchase tools specific to the C8 for roughly $1500.
Alternatively, Chevrolet dealerships can enroll in a second program. This program is dubbed ‘Signature Corvette Dealer’ and includes the same requirements as the first program but will also list these dealerships on the official Chevrolet website as a Signature Corvette Dealer while also being able to merchandise on their website.
Chevrolet dealerships can also opt for the one day or two day ‘C8 Mobile Tour.’ Priced at $16,000 and $25,000, the ‘C8 Mobile Tour’ sends a pre-production C8 and an expert to the dealership in question. Dealers will be able to invite customers to see the car and the local C8 sales specialist and C8 expert will help with customer orders.