The hot new 2020 Corvette may have just been revealed last week, but General Motors has already published the order guide (click “Print Book”) for the first-ever mid-engine Corvette. The order guide manages to shed additional light on the details of this new ‘Vette.
As expected, the 2020 Corvette Stingray will arrive in three different trim levels, reflected in 1LT, 2LT and 3LT designations. Perhaps the biggest surprise with the trim level layout is how simple it is, definitely given us a strong indication that the story of the 2020 Corvette is only just beginning.
All Corvette buyers gain access to a fairly healthy list of standard equipment. All models offer power seats, LED headlights, rear-view camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-inch gauge cluster display and several other goodies. The primary differentiation between the three trim levels is between the 1LT and other two levels.
Buyers interested in active safety features, such as rear cross-traffic alert, side blind zone alert will have to opt up to the 2LT trim level. Likewise, those wanting luxuries like GM’s trick rear-view mirror camera, power-folding exterior mirrors and the option to add even more gadgets will have to also opt for the 2LT or higher.
There appears to be little in the way of differences between the 2LT and 3LT trim levels. Buyers seeking custom interior color options–including the ability to override GM’s recommended color combos–will have to check the 3LT box. Corvette 3LT also offers an optional suede headliner and custom leather-wrapped dash; not offered on the lesser trim levels.
Both 2LT and 3LT trim levels can be loaded up with a host of options, ranging from head-up display to a 14-speaker Bose premium sound system.
One option that is offered on all three trim levels in the iconic Z51 Performance Package. Z51 buyers will find upgraded brakes that include 13.6″ front rotors and 13.8″ rear rotors, FE3 suspension and a performance exhaust system that GM says will add 5 horsepower. Along with the upgraded hardware is an electronic limited slip differential, and front and rear spoilers.
Z51 is rounded out with 245/35ZR19 front and 305/30ZR20 rear tires and a heavy-duty cooling system.
According to the order guide, Z51 buyers can upgrade their suspension even further to an FE4 level that includes Magnetic Selective Ride Control.
Of course, the big question now is how much all of this will cost. Chevy says the 2020 Corvette will start under $60,000 when it goes on sale early next year. The order guide seems to suggest the price won’t climb too substantially–there’s not a lot of options0–but we’ll have to reserve judgement until Chevy releases pricing details.