Posted May 1st 2012 10:58AM
As of this month, South Koreans will be able to get themselves into a Corvette bought at their local Chevrolet dealer. General Motors wants to get more people in more lands behind the wheel of its iconic sports car to offset declining sales numbers in North America, and South Korea is an easier target for the moment because of the free trade agreement recently ratified between that country and the U.S.
The 4.8-litre, 430-horsepower Corvette Coupe model goes on sale May 4 for 86.4 million South Korean won (roughly $75,000). Obviously, the anti-tarriff provisions of the free-trade agreement haven't come into force yet. The Corvette will join eight other Chevy models on sale on the Asian peninsula.