The new C8 Corvette has broken a lot of norms already by moving the engine to the back of the car, but this was not enough for Chevrolet. They wanted a Corvette that could be enjoyed the world over, and that required a version with the steering wheel to the right side of the car.
Well, that is exactly what Chevrolet has done. Starting in 2021, the C8 Corvette will be available for sale in both left-hand-drive, and right-hand-drive, versions. In most countries, it will be sold at Chevrolet dealerships with one exception. That market is Australia, where the Corvette is debuting in 2021 in Holden and HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) dealers, but not all of them. The Australian version will not be rebadged as a Holden, but rather just marketed as a Corvette.
Offering the right-hand-drive version makes it more suitable for export to countries where it has never been a big player, such as the U.K., Ireland and Japan, as one expects, but also India, New Zealand, large parts of the Caribbean, numerous countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and large parts of Southeast Asia. In total, the new Corvette is suited for 75 countries and territories where traffic keeps on the left side of the road.
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