2020 Corvette Shipment Tracking Shut Down By Eager Customers: Report
Update: After posting our story, a Chevrolet spokesperson responded, “We encourage customers to work with their dealers to get the latest information on their orders.”
In our current world of coronavirus, many of us have switched to shopping online, which means we often check the tracking information of our shipments. Customers eager for the 2020 Chevy Corvette could do the same online until the shipping company supposedly turned the feature off. Reports of the disappearance of the functionality of the shipping company website were spotted on MidEngineCorvetteForum.com earlier this week, and covered by CarBuzz.
Forum members claim the company, Jack Cooper Transport, turned off the online tracking feature after being inundated with constant phone calls from a group of overzealous Corvette customers trying to track their shipments, bypassing the feature entirely. online tracking. Overwhelmed, JCT decided to turn off the tracking feature, leaving the remaining clients in the dark. Motor1.com contacted JCT and Chevy regarding forum comments.
Others who posted on the forum were upset to be left in the dark. The Corvette C8 did not have the best possible deployment. A labor strike last year that lasted for more than a month delayed the start of production until February, when Chevy had planned to start production before the end of 2019. Then, in March, the Coronavirus pandemic has forced a partial shutdown of production, further delaying customer cars, although deliveries of completed vehicles have continued. Now Corvette customers will have to wait for a phone call.
The forum thread shows that customers are still waiting for their 2020 model even as Chevy announces several modifications to the car for the 2021 model year. There will be two new colors – Silver Flare Metallic and Red Mist Metallic Tricoat – and them customers can now add racing stripes in blue, orange, red and yellow. Stinger bands are available for the hood in Carbon Flash / Edge Red, Carbon Flash / Edge Yellow and Carbon Flash / Midnight Silver. Inside, the manufacturer adds two-tone Sky Cool Gray and Strike Yellow trim.
Production of the 2021 Corvette is said to begin in November, as the automaker continues to build the first model year.