A new Corvette interior made its debut at the CorvetteForum’s Cruise-In at the National Corvette Museum last weekend. According to Corvette Plant Engineer, Tom Hill, the Corvette that made its appearance at the event was the first to have the 4LT interior installed in it, having the seats put in only the day before. Thanks to Keith Cornett of CorvetteBlogger for bringing us the news and images of the new interior.
The new 4LT interior includes seats with redesigned head rests and release mechanisms to fold the seat forward. The redesigned shoulder bolsters had drivers that are a bit more spirited in mind when they were created, having more padding and shape to help the seats hug both driver and passenger alike. The stitching color for the new interior can be picked by Corvette buyers, allowing them to match the stitching to the paint color or create an accent color to the rest of the interior.
The new seats come as proof that GM is listening to feedback from Corvette buyers and enthusiasts. Other complaints regarding the navigation system have also been heard by GM lately. While Hill recognizes that the current Corvette navigation system is rather primitive compared to new navigation system technology available on the market, he says that the current system will be maintained. Implementing new navigation technology in the Corvette would require significant dash modifications.
We’ll have to wait until the C6 gets a face lift or (more likely) the debut of the C7 to see newer navigation technology put in the Corvette. For now, though, we can bask in the excitement of the new interior being offered- much needed improvements for this performance car’s interior.