Pumped About The 2016 Chevrolet Volt? Not So Fast

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
pumped about the 2016 chevrolet volt not so fast

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt won’t be released nationwide this year, General Motors told Autoblog after purported pictures of a delivery timeline showed that only 11 states would receive the 2016 model year were published by HybridCars.

Only 11 states: California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont, will see the 2016 car, according to the document. Dealers in California have already begun accepting orders for the car.

Prospective buyers in the 39 other states (presumably Puerto Rico and Guam, too) will have to wait until next year to get their cars.

Chevrolet said the plan from the beginning was to offer the next-generation Volt in California first, where sales of plug-in hybrid cars are strong, and then roll the car out to the rest of the country. Earlier memos leaked by HybridCars showed that Chevrolet may have initially planned to sell the Volt nationwide by November.

It’s unclear whether low gas prices and slowing sales of electric and hybrid cars convinced General Motors to keep some 2015 models on lots for longer. In August, Chevrolet sold 1,380 Volts in the U.S., which was its second-highest sales month for the year.

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  • You mean the Chevrolet ACURA... What happened to the face on that thing???

  • Dwford Dwford on Sep 08, 2015

    The new Volt is the best looking of GM's new compact sedans (the Cruze and Buick Verano being the other 2). It goes from ugliest to prettiest in one generation. Nice.

  • APaGttH APaGttH on Sep 08, 2015

    I saw one in the wild in Detroit back in July. WAY better looking that Volt mk I.

  • Carlson Fan Carlson Fan on Sep 08, 2015

    Haven't seen the new one, but I think the 1st Gen still looks great, although the Gen 2 is leaps and bounds better functionally. Pretty much the optimal time to trade in my '04 Sierra HD on a lease return Gen 1. The way gas prices are going pretty soon my 11+ year old truck w/180K miles will be an even trade on a 3 year old used Volt w/30K miles!....LOL