Despite some strong efforts from Hyundai and even Kia in recent years, South Korea still isn't known as a place where great performance cars come from. Apparently we can blame home market noise regulations for some of that, which could also keep the Corvette Stingray out of the country.
During a media drive in South Korea for the Chevrolet Trax, Cruze and Aveo, the CEO of Chevrolet Korea CEO told GM Authority that the country isn't likely to taste the power of the Stingray's 460 horsepower V8 because it's just too damn loud:
"The launch of the seventh-generation Corvette is being delayed indefinitely due to Korea's regulation on automobile noise," said Chevrolet Korea CEO Sergio Rocha. "Although such regulatory stance may benefit the industry in the short run, I wonder if that's something that should be in place for a long time."
Wonder what they'd think of the Corvette Z06?
Anyway, between than and ultra-low demand for previous Corvettes, don't count on the Stingray to invade the South Korean market anytime soon. Or ever.