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    Heated steering wheel on the C8.

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    Thanks to GM Authority we have that confirmation. More information at their link.

    Originally posted by gmauthority
    2020 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 To Get Heated Steering WheelWe’re counting down the days until the mid-engine Corvette C8 finally makes its big debut, and to help make the wait a little less grueling, we’re pouring over all the teasers and spy shots of the next-gen sports car that we can find to see what else we can derive about the C8 and what it will bring to the table. And, after going over the spy shots of the interior we captured a few weeks ago, we now know the mid-engine Corvette C8 will offer a heated steering wheel.

    Zooming in on the right-hand side of the spy shots, we find a panel of hard buttons on the steering wheel that includes a number of easily recognizable symbols. At the top is a button with a white outline of a steering wheel and some wavy lines – the same one that GM currently uses to toggle the heated steering wheel function – indicating that the mid-engine Corvette C8 will come equipped with a heated steering wheel feature.

    This is particularly exciting considering a heated steering wheel isn’t even offered as an available option on the current C7 Corvette. However, it makes sense for Chevrolet to add as many extras as possible with this generational changeover given the major platform and powertrain configuration changes included under the skin.

    All told, a heated steering wheel will be crucial for those buyers who reside and drive their Corvettes in colder climates. We’re sure it’s also appreciated for those test drivers taking the C8 for a spin during the frigid Michigan winters.
    http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/06/...teering-wheel/
    Last edited by John; 06-25-2019, 06:14 PM.
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  • #2
    Well..I'm not excited about paying for that. If its on my C8, it will likely never be used. The car is OEM equipped with summer only tires which are not supposed to be driven below 40F. Maybe it won't be included in the 2lt trim I plan to get.

    Love that feature on my XTSvsport which is driven "all seasons".
    Last edited by Boomer; 06-25-2019, 05:20 PM.

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    • #3
      I just got a call from Keith (CorvetteBlogger), and among other subjects, his pointing out that seeming anomaly and my then wondering, “might there be an A/S 3+ tire option?”
      GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by John View Post
        I just got a call from Keith (CorvetteBlogger), and among other subjects, his pointing out that seeming anomaly and my then wondering, “might there be an A/S 3+ tire option?”
        An AS OEM tire option would change the equation and require some additional decision making on my part!

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        • #5
          Have never used a heated steering wheel button but would love a cooled steering wheel. It's 98 degrees here today and people are talking about a heated steering wheel. I'll figure out how to disconnect that so it will never accidentally be activated.
          Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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          • #6
            When I bought a 2012 Kia Sorrento that had a heated steering wheel I thought it was the dumbest thing that they could ever put on a car. During the first winter here in Colorado I found out I loved it. 2014 impala also has it, and I love that. When you get to be a certain age your circulation is not as good as it used to be and your extremities get cold. If they’ll heater butt they should heat your fingers.

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            • #7
              Never thought I needed one until I got one, and now I never want a car without one. I'll be getting a second set of wheels with winter tires so heated seats/steering wheel are crucial to feel warm before the engine heats up.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by electroVette View Post
                Never thought I needed one until I got one, and now I never want a car without one.
                Yes. Thats the way I feel about most of the the massive number of options on my XTSvsport. The only one I've disabled is the automatic bright light feature. Kinda drew the line on that. Just felt I wanted to determine when I needed bright lights.

                Also kept the sun roof cause not much I could do about that except I keep the auto indoor roof closed all the time. I've never used other features like the rear seat and rear window auto shades.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John Parker View Post
                  When I bought a 2012 Kia Sorrento that had a heated steering wheel I thought it was the dumbest thing that they could ever put on a car. During the first winter here in Colorado I found out I loved it. 2014 impala also has it, and I love that. When you get to be a certain age your circulation is not as good as it used to be and your extremities get cold. If they’ll heater butt they should heat your fingers.
                  OK - But I solved the freezing temperature problem by moving to a warmer climate. As you get older that's a lot bigger problem than a heated steering wheel. Unfortunately the vehicle manufacturers haven't figured out how to have all the checkboxes and they load the options into packages which most tend to check if there is simply only one item in the package they can't live without and the rest in the package they could care less about.
                  Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
                    Unfortunately the vehicle manufacturers haven't figured out how to have all the checkboxes and they load the options into packages which most tend to check if there is simply only one item in the package they can't live without and the rest in the package they could care less about.
                    So true. Couldn't live without the twin turbo charged XTSvsport engine, 20 inch wheels and AWD so I was "forced" to get all the other stuff.

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                    • #11
                      In the old days we had wood rim steering wheels, and wore driving gloves.

                      A heated wheel is great when your car is left out overnight in sub zero weather. Anyone planning on doing that with a C8?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John View Post
                        I just got a call from Keith (CorvetteBlogger), and among other subjects, his pointing out that seeming anomaly and my then wondering, “might there be an A/S 3+ tire option?”
                        Do you think this option is going to cost what another set of tires would normally cost ? If so I'll just buy another set of tires/wheels for winter. Even better maybe my C7 wheels be the same bolt pattern ..

                        P.S. I would like the heated steering wheel .....
                        552 hours and counting ....
                        Last edited by Ssscooter66; 06-25-2019, 10:36 PM.
                        A thought if I might ...

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                        • #13
                          Both A/S 3+ Tires and heated steering wheel would be on my options list for early and late season driving in Wisconsin.

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                          • #14
                            It would be nice that C7 wheels would work, but as we do not know offsets yet, and as the rears on the C8 are 305’s instead of 285’s, looking iffy to me.

                            Additionally, GM changed the Camaro’s from 12MM diameter lug nuts to 14MM’s; my guess is that as the C8 is rumored to have mega power in later versions, that they would also used 14MM lug nut bolts on all C8’s, and that in turn means means that the inside diameter of the C7’s lug nut holes at 17MM would be insufficient (one needs to have 18MM lug nut hole diameter for 14MM lug nuts), ergo, a second “not possible” consequence.

                            I am going to try and find a Corvette team member at the reveal that could confirm either way those factors, as well as “will the jacking pucks for the C6 or the C7 fit the frame receiving holes on the C8?”
                            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                            • #15
                              I drive my corvettes as daily drivers and all winter long in the northeast. Heated seats would be cool although a heated wheel wouldnt be on my list of options wanted...

                              i just never thought about a heated steering wheel...

                              luxuries are cool to have, options for different people to chose there would be no way I would ever pay for a heated steering as a personal choice...

                              people complain about the costs of everything continually escalating...


                              heated steering wheels although inexpensive is kind of like gilding the lily...


                              just my opinion and daily drivers in the north east winters....

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