2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Will Begin At $69,998 CAD In Canada

Chevrolet announced the 2020 Corvette C8 would be priced from $59,995 – including a $1,095 destination charge – in the United States last month, but now the company has revealed how much Canadians will have to shell out.

As promised, the car will cost under $70,000 CAD. Just barely though, as the model will retail for $69,998 CAD including a destination charge of $2,000 CAD.

While that sounds pretty expensive, the model is actually more affordable than the American variant. At current exchange rates, $69,998 CAD is $52,757 USD so Canadians effectively gets the Corvette for $7,238 USD less.

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Putting aside the currency conversions, the base Corvette 1LT comes nicely equipped with a power adjustable leather steering wheel, 8-way power leather seats and a 10-speaker Bose premium audio system. Drivers will also find a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch infotainment system and a dual-zone climate control system. Other highlights include cruise control, rear park assist, an HD rear vision camera and a keyless entry system with a push-button ignition.

Motivation comes from a mid-mounted 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 490 hp (365 kW / 497 PS) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to the rear wheels.

The mid-level Corvette 2LT starts at $79,898 CAD and features additional standard equipment. Highlights include heated / ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel and a 14-speaker Bose Performance Series sound system. The model also boasts a color head-up display, a wireless smartphone charger, a performance data recorder and GPS navigation.

Rounding out the highlights are a universal home remote, an advanced theft deterrent system, an auto-dimming rear camera mirror and a memory package for the seats. Last but not least, there are a handful of driver assistance systems including side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert and a front curb view camera.

The range-topping Corvette 3LT begins at $85,398 and adds special GT2 seats with carbon fiber trim as well as Napa and Mulan leather upholstery. The model also has leather-wrapped door panels and suede accents.

An assortment of options will be available including the Z51 Performance Package which costs $5,900 CAD. It adds a front splitter, a rear spoiler, a performance exhaust and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer-only tires. Other goodies include a performance suspension, an electronic limited slip rear differential, larger Brembo brake discs, revised axle ratios and an improved cooling system.

Customers can also order a front suspension lift system for $1,875 CAD and a performance exhaust for $1,375 CAD. The latter increases the engine’s output to 495 hp (369 kW / 502 PS) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque.

  • db

    Honey, I am going out for a bit, got to go see a man about a horse….

  • iggination

    It’s only “more affordable” if you’re comparing the exchange rate. Most Canadian/US cars are priced similarly when comparing the exchange rate. Canadian pricing is still expensive on its own. Only a US citizen would benefit from that rate. This is why they usually alter stock options and trim models.

  • Kagan

    2lt package is way to expensive. Go for base and z51 package.

    You get it very cheap over there.

  • JohnCarscoop

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  • Craig

    When a wonderful Canadian like myself buys a car I don’t think to myself, “What would this cost in US dollars?” $69,998.00 is a lot of money. Almost 70,000 loonies. PLUS tax. Which on a vehicle costing this much is 15% in the province of British Columbia. [You know. That little out of the way place up over that way.] Ouch!

  • JohnCarscoop

    FIY – we combed through the ads over the weekend and did not find any pop ups. If it happens again, send us a print screen + the page url.

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