Chevy Drops Volt Price (And Standard Nav), Rolls Out 50-State Sales For 2012
GM has announced details for the 2012 Model Year Chevrolet Volt, and for the second year of production The General is already addressing the Volt’s most controversial feature: its high price. The base MSRP for the Volt will drop from $41,000 to $39,995 for the 2012 year of production, an accomplishment that GM explains
is possible in part because of a wider range of options and configurations that come with the expansion of Volt production for sale nationally.
Wider range of options and configurations? According to the Detroit News, this means navigation and a Bose speakers are no longer standard features on the base-price Volt, but that seven options configurations are now available compared to the 2011’s three. And, on the other end of the pricing equation, the Volt’s fully-loaded price has increased to $46,265 from the $44,278 that Chevy’s configurator tops out at for a loaded 2011. Keyless access with passive locking is the only new standard feature for 2012. With more choices and a slightly lower price of entry, GM is clearly trying to move the Volt away from the “novelty” image that CEO Dan Akerson referenced earlier this week, as it ramps up Volt production for 60,000 units next year. But until the Volt’s price starts dropping without simply offering a less-contented version, the road to mass sales will continue to be a tough one.
Is there any Volt/GM fan that will acknowledge that without the $7500 tax credit, that the Volt would indeed be stickering for $33k, a price still too high for what it delivers, instead of the ridiculous $40k mark?
OK, so they're knocking $1000 off the price for no nav but if the next guy wants it they'll have to add $2000? I like strippers but don't insult me. Is there anything worst than an insulting stripper?
Massachusetts = We're supposed to be "high-tech" and such, so why are we the last? (This has happened before, but I can't think of an example right now.)
If anyone really wants to cut their carbon footprint, greenhouse emissions, or whatever they should move to a large city, get a work at home job, turn off the TV, and join a group of folks gardening on rooftops. They can feel good while not fleecing the taxpayers for cars.