The 2020 midengine Corvette Stingray will come in three trim levels and start at $69,998, including shipping, GM Canada said Friday.
The entry-level 1LT is powered by a 6.2-litre V-8 engine, which produces 490 hp, compared with 455 hp on the 2019, and 465 pound-feet of torque, up from 460 on the 2019.
An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters, traction control, 12-inch colour display and more is standard.
The 2LT trim starts at $79,898 and includes wireless phone charging, a heated steering wheel and a number of driver-assist technologies not previously available.
The top-end 3LT starts at $85,389 and adds luxury features such as Napa and Mulan leather seating surfaces and a carbon fiber trim, a custom leather-wrapped interior, suede-wrapped upper interior trim and leather-wrapped door panels.
Adding the Z51 performance package, which boosts acceleration with exhaust and suspension upgrades, to any of the three trims costs $5,900. The performance exhaust upgrade, which adds five hp and five pound-feet of torque, is $1,375 by itself.
"Most people thought when we moved the Corvette to midengine it would no longer be attainable, but we knew we couldn't mess with a winning formula, and the 2020 Stingray proves it," Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet's U.S. vice president, said in a statement.
The front suspension lift system, designed to protect the car's nose on driveways and speed bumps, is not available on the 1LT and costs $1,875 on the two higher trims.
"We've packed a lot of performance into the Corvette Stingray at this price when you consider an eight-speed dual clutch transmission, Small Block V-8 and engine-mounted dry sump oil system are all standard," Tadge Juechter, the Corvette's executive chief engineer, said in a statement.
GM will build the 2020 Corvette Stingray this year in Bowling Green, Ky.
GM Canada has established a dedicated concierge team will that provide prospective 2020 Corvette customers with answers about the vehicle discovery, buying and ownership process.
The team, which is based at General Motors Canada headquarters in Oshawa, can be reached by calling a toll free number. Customers can also live chat with a Corvette Concierge online by visiting Chevrolet Canada’s website.
Greg Layson of Automotive News Canada contributed to this report.