General Motors unveiled their good news this week when 2011 Corvette sales numbers for April were released. The April sales figure hit a record high in 19 months, surpassing last April’s delivery figure by 33.5% with a total of 1,454 cars being sold. A sales number higher than this hasn’t been seen since September of 2009 with a sales figure of 1,585. Thanks to Keith Cornett at CorvetteBlogger.com for bringing us the news.
From January to the end of April 2010, the Corvette sales figures hit 3,522 cars. For 2011 thus far, the number of Corvettes sold has increased from the previous year’s number by 21.9%, with a total of 4,293 Corvettes sold. GM sold a total of 12,624 Corvettes in 2010, a record low in at least five years. Based on the already increasing sales numbers for 2011, it looks like Corvettes are on the right track to bounce back to previous totals.
So much for the automotive recession with plant closures and necessary layoffs. In fact, Dave Tatman, Corvette assembly plant manager, told CorvetteBlogger.com that the plant is planning many overtime dates in the coming month. Due to the increased sales numbers, Chevrolet is also extending their April rebates and offers at least through this first week of May. These offers include 0% financing for 72 months or a $4,000 cash allowance for 2010 buyers, and 2.9% financing for 72 months or $3,000 cash allowance for 2011 buyers. Private mailers were sent out with $3,000 cash allowance offers as well. In addition to the rebate extensions, GM has extended their military program to include retirees and active service members.