Toyota Prius V Outsells Volt In Just 10 Weeks
January 19th, 2012 11:41 AM Share
The Toyota Prius V didn’t hit dealerships until the final week of October, but it still managed to beat the Chevrolet Volt’s entire sales total. According to Bloomberg, Toyota moved 8,399 Prius V models in 10 weeks. The Volt sold 7,671 examples in 2011. Volt production has yet to re-start since it went idle in December, and we can only assume that Toyota is cranking out the Prius V as fast as they can.
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Published January 19th, 2012 11:41 AM
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You did good, Derek. The GM fan club just hates any kind of editorial that alludes to the actual real-world sales of the Volt, because the Volt was a bust, from the start. Just the concept of using an onboard gas-powered AC generator to keep the battery charged, spells inefficiency and alienates a lot of non-believers. The Prius was a decade ahead of the Volt and developed its own niche quickly with repeat sales to follow, largely because of its Hybrid architecture which utilizes the gas-engine as well to power the drive-wheels. Although I believe that the Volt should be available in the market place to anyone who wants to buy one, I cannot see how continuing to produce the Volt can be done without major financial losses to GM and the tax payers and yet another bail out of GM in the future, just to keep it in business. GM can't sell its products at a loss and hope to make it up in volume. The Volt is way overpriced for what you get and it is heavily subsidized by the tax payers to boot. The entire line of the Prius will continue to sell well for a myriad of reasons and the Leaf is gaining popularity although range-anxiety is still an issue for many. That's just not encouraging news for the Volt fans.
It seems that 90% of posters missed the fact that the article, and the headline, are from Bloomberg. They already have a response from a GM spokesman in the story, no need for your help.
I guess it's all relative. The Chevy Volt looks pretty good compared to these other green losers that Obama backed with taxpayer money: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/01/13/cbs_news_11_more_solyndras_in_obama_energy_program.html
50 thousand of them accounted for http://www.afterld.com/showthread.php?32372-GE-to-buy-50-000-Volts-from-GM-half-of-production-run Quick! Get yours while you can, only 4650 of them left, two of them priced a very reasonable 430 thousand dollars! http://www.cars.com/for-sale/searchresults.action?stkTyp=N&tracktype=newcc&mkId=20053&AmbMkId=20053&AmbMkNm=Chevrolet&make=Chevrolet&AmbMdNm=Volt&model=Volt&mdId=35025&AmbMdId=35025&rd=100000&zc=00001&enableSeo=1&searchSource=TRAIL_HEAD So hot, nobody wants to go near it.