A completely redesigned Chevrolet Corvette for 2020 is in the pipeline, and Walker Chevrolet in Nitro needs to sell its remaining inventory of 2019 models to make room for the new ones.
Walker Chevrolet is right off the Nitro exit of Interstate 64.
The new-look 2020 Corvettes “are in production now,” said Walker Chevrolet owner Gene Walker. “We need to start moving our 2019 models at big discounts.”
General Manager Frank McClung said the 2020 Corvette Stingrays have a new look and new engine placement.
“It’s an all-new, complete redesign,” McClung said. “It’s a mid-engine design, and it’s the only aspirated, 6.2 V8 mid-engine.”
The 2020 Corvette’s engine will deliver 490 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds of torque.
“It’s the most powerful Stingray they’ve ever built,” he said.
The Corvette Stingray has been around since 1953 and has gone through many design changes. Walker said the 2020 mid-engine Corvettes are a bid by General Motors to compete with the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and other high-end sports cars.
“They’re stepping up into that market,” Walker said.
He expects Corvette owners will embrace the new design.
“A lot of Corvette owners, they want the latest in the Corvette. They live, breathe and eat Corvettes.”
McClung said GM has been working on the new Corvette design for a while.
“They’ve been test driving it for quite some time and they finally decided to release it.”
According to General Motors, the Next Generation Chevrolet Corvette is a “Mid-Engine Masterpiece.”
It’s a beautifully sculpted mid-engine sports car that makes a powerful statement. Not your everyday car, but a car you want to drive every day. And with aerodynamic components integrated throughout, its gorgeous form is functional.
• The all-new LT2 V8 engine is visible through a rear-hatch window.
• The Available Engine Appearance Package adds carbon-fiber components as well as LED lights to illuminate the engine.
The mid-engine configuration provides incredible visibility, responsiveness and driving feel. The new engine placement provides rear weight bias, meaning more power is directed to the rear wheels where it matters most. And with the windshield now over the front wheels, there’s improved downforce without the need for a front air dam.
McClung said Walker Chevrolet should be getting its allotment of 2020 Corvettes some time next spring.
In the meantime, Walker Chevrolet has two remaining 2019 Corvettes in stock and is offering attractive discounts, especially to current Corvette owners.
“We’ve got up to $11,500 off on remaining Corvettes in stock. And that’s for current Corvette owners.”
Three thousand dollars of that amount is GM’s “owner loyalty” incentive for current Corvette owners. For a new Corvette buyer, the discount is $8,500 on the remaining 2019 models.
One of Walker Chevrolet’s remaining 2019 Corvette models is a 3 LT Grand Sport and the other one is a 3LT Stingray. Each one has a 465-horsepower engine.
Walker said when it comes to incentives, GM is offering a number of rebates and discounts on other Chevrolet models this month.
“There are end-of-summer deals — big rebates on almost everything they have,” Walker said.
For example, get up to $12,000 off on select models of the Chevrolet Silverado truck.
McClung said the sales of new Chevrolet products replenishes the dealership’s supply of quality preowned vehicles.
“We get fresh trade-ins,” he said.
Walker said he especially welcomes Corvette trade-ins. Used Corvettes tend to have low mileage, because their owners favor using them as “special occasion” vehicles and not for everyday driving.
“We sell used Corvettes as fast as we get them,” Walker said.
The family-owned Walker Chevrolet is a full-service Chevrolet dealership. Gene Walker also owns Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at the Hurricane exit of I-64, where his son, Ryan, is the general manager.
For more information about Walker Chevrolet, call 304-769-9902 or visit www.walkerchevroletwv.com