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Visible Carbon Fiber Grille Insert No Longer Available for 2021 Corvette

Bradan Donaldson

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According to a notification issued to dealers by Chevrolet, RPO RZ9 - Visible Carbon Fiber Grille Insert is "now constrained to zero" on 2021 Corvette orders.

As per the notification:


Date: January 22, 2021

To: All Chevrolet Dealer Operators, New Vehicle Sales Managers, and Inventory Managers

Subject: 2021 Chevrolet Corvette with the Visible Carbon Fiber Grille Insert LPO: (RZ9)

It was necessary to add a new constraint, Number 03344 for the Accessory Visible Carbon Fiber Grille Insert (RZ9) , Friday January 22, 2021. The RZ9 is now constrained to zero. This constraint will appear on your View my Allocation and Constraints under the Order Type within Order WorkBench.

C8 Corvette Grille Insert In Visible Carbon Fiber

Some dealers have already Placed orders using Run Pass 1 prior to the constraint being added. You should consider removing the RZ9 before the close of business on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 to maintain the anticipated production timing for this week’s DOSP.

Please utilize Run Pass 1 to validate your Preliminary Orders to make sure this option is not including in orders you plan to submit.


It's our understanding that usually when a constraint of 0 is issued, it means that the option is permanently going away unless a new vendor can be found that can manufacture the product to GM's specifications and quantity requirements.

We saw a similar situation with the high wing spoiler option in 2020.

No further information was given regarding the cause of the constraint, or when dealers might see the option return.
 

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