It seems that Chevrolet have some very stringent requirements in store for those dealers in the United States who want to start retailing the hotly awaited 2014 Corvette Stingray. It may even be that your local dealer won’t actually be allowed to sell the flagship vehicle unless they match up to standards set by the automobile manufacturer.
Some of the key areas in which dealers are expected to follow Chevrolet’s rules to the letter are in respect of training and past retail records for the Corvette for last year. In addition to these requirements an outlay of around twelve hundred dollars is required for the dealership to buy a set of specialized tools for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and send some of their staff force to a specialist training session in Nevada.
Just the training sessions themselves will set the business back at least two thousand dollars for each member of staff that attends – and that’s not including other costs incurred such as expenses.
In respect of past sales history, Chevrolet requires dealers who wish to stock the 2014 Corvette Stingray to have sold, at the very minimum, four of the 2012 Corvettes last year. This does cover roughly eighty per cent of the Chevrolet dealers in the United States however this is not, as previously stated, the only requirement.
Staff and managers will be expected to be trained to the most current standards in addition to the training course in Nevada that dealers will needs to shell out for. The dealerships that fit the bill as far as Chevrolet are concerned have already been notified that they are among the privileged and were given a window of a fortnight to decide whether they wanted a part in this ‘get ‘em in first’ scheme.
Other dealers that do not meet the stringent requirements will still be able to sell the new 2014 Corvette Stingray – just not until at least six months has passed.