The North American based automaker Chevrolet has recently announced that the “eco-friendly” Volt has been launched in the United Kingdom, in right-hand drive, for a starting price of 34,995 GBP.
While the rest of Europe is getting the Chevrolet Volt as a rebadged Opel Ampera, United Kingdom is sticking close to the United States and the “island” is getting the American model with the Chevy badges on it. After the Chevrolet Volt had a lot of trouble over-seas with its battery packs spontaneously combusting, the “eco-friendly” model has put aside all of its problems and it’s getting ready to attract more customers into the brand by launching it in the United Kingdom.
According to the car manufacturer, the Chevrolet Volt has an initial starting price of 34,995 GBP in the UK, but this goes down to 29,995 GBP after the government’s Low Carbon Vehicle grant. GM says that the Chevy Volt is being offered with a long list of premium features in the UK, like the electronic keyless ignition with touch button start, ambient LED-based interior lighting, solar absorbing glass, Bluettoth with voice recognition, heated leather seats, cruise control, air conditioner, 7-inch LCD screen with the Driver Information Centre, pedestrian alert system, touch-sensitive controls on the center console, rear camera, front and rear park assist, fully programmable door locking and leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Besides all of these features, the Chevrolet Volt for the United Kingdom is also coming with a DAB six-speaker stereo system, which is using minimal electricity to operate. The high tech audio system, with sat nav, DVD-ROM and MP3 playback, along with seven energy-efficient BOSE speakers and subwoofer, voice recognition and a 30GB hard drive of music storage can be ordered at 1,745 GBP. The UK Volt will be available initially at the Cambridge Chevrolet in Cambridgeshire, at the SW London and at the Phoenix Chevrolet in Wimbledon.