Volt Production Resumes at 3x Speed
In brief: Although the current 2011 model of the Chevrolet Volt has had lackluster consumer sales, it will become nationally available as the 2012 model and General Motors is now producing at triple speed.
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Make/Model: 2012 Volt
Current availability of the Volt (2011)
After a six-week retooling shutdown of the assembly plant, General Motors has resumed production of the Chevrolet Volt at triple speed. The new model for 2012 has small design and body tweaks and the company is expecting brisker sales of the car as it goes national.
Current availability of Volt stocks are in limited areas, mostly confined to the East and West coasts. National availability will happen at the end of the year when the 2012 model begins hitting showrooms.
Fewer than 100 unsold Volt models are still available nationally, but the new model will begin shipping to dealerships in the coming weeks. Most of them will be demo and fleet models to begin with.
And so ...
GM is targeting 16,000 units for this year - nearly four times what has been produced to-date (4,400).
Photo credits: General Motors
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