Chevy Begins Taking Orders for Volt Nationally
In brief: Dealers nationally can now accept orders for the Chevrolet Volt as well as feature the range-extended hybrids in their showrooms.
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Previously only available in select areas, the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric hybrid is now available throughout the U.S. as the 2012 model. The suggested retail price has been lowered by $1,000 to $39,995 (excl. tax, title, license, and incentives).
General Motors has expanded production of the Volt to match the expected new demand and this has lowered costs and changed some options on the vehicle, resulting in a lower sticker price. Seven option packages are now available for the 2012 model versus the three on the 2011.
Additional interior accent colors and two new exterior colors round out the Volt's consumer options as well as some new features including new 17-inch sport alloy wheels and OnStar freebies.
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So far, sales of the hybrid have been lackluster, but Chevy expects that the expanded market will change this.
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