2013 Geneva Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The first images of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible were released on Saturday ahead of the car's official debut on March 5 at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.
- The 2014 Corvette convertible is expected to go on sale later this year, after the coupe version arrives in showrooms.
The 2014 Corvette convertible is expected to go on sale later this year, after the coupe version arrives in showrooms.
The debut of the Corvette convertible is the centerpiece of GM's Geneva offensive. GM is anxious to promote the all-American Chevrolet brand overseas, even if it means pitting it against such towering products as the McLaren P1 at this high-profile auto show.
"It's fitting to introduce the new Stingray convertible on the global stage at Geneva because Corvette is the face of Chevrolet the world over," said Susan Docherty, president and managing director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe, in a statement.
GM notes that there are Corvette owner and enthusiast clubs in more than 100 countries, and 58 percent of the 1.1 million fans who "Like" Corvette's official Facebook page reside outside the U.S.
The first retail production model of the Corvette convertible will be part of Barrett-Jackson's April 4-6 auction in Palm Beach, Florida. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.