Having already established that the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray stole the show at Detroit a couple of weeks ago it’s certain to have a good showing in Chicago as well. However, those of you who are going to the event in the hope of seeing the 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible will be surprised to see that the US will be snubbed because this version will get its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
While there will be those of you a little upset and shocked that such an iconic brand will be unveiled in Europe rather than the US you have to understand Chevrolet’s motives on a business side. The US car manufacturer understands that breaking the European market is key to the success of not only this car but also their company as a whole.
It’s a certainty that the C7 and the convertible version will do very well in North America; so trying to market the new models in Europe is key to its success. In the past the likes of Chevrolet has been unable to compete in the European market because of the very nature of their vehicle designs, but the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray is very different in the way that it has been designed with that very market in mind.
However, the big question is whether the C7 will be able to compete with the likes of BMW, Mercedes and Audi, who pretty much dominate in Europe? We’ll give you more details about the convertible version as we get them, but let’s hope that by removing the roof it does not comprise on handling, unless they stiffen up the chassis to compensate. Having said that, how awesome will it be to show off that futuristic instrument cluster far more easily with a drop-top C7/