Chevrolet has announced the production stop of the Volt for six weeks, starting from this summer, because of the slow sales.
Chevrolet is getting ready to go on to the second generation of the Volt, weirdly, despite slow demand for the first one, and the company has announced the production stop of the “green” ride for six weeks, starting from this summer, because of the slow sales and in order to prepare for the new one. The new generation of the Chevrolet Volt will be rolling off the assembly line and will be shipped to California in early September, as expected. Through March 2015, Chevrolet has moved 1,874 units of the Volt, which means a 48 percent drop compared to the previous year and in 2014, the model has seen sales drop by 19 percent, despite the 5,000 USD price reduction.
The new generation of the Chevrolet Volt has been officially presented to the public, in a premiere, during the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit, after being previewed at the 2015 CES. The mode is bringing sweptback headlights, angular front fascia, a new front grille, an aerodynamic roof line, sweeping shoulderline, black window trim, 17-inch wheels with Michelin Energy Saver all-season tires and more. The model is also coming with the lane keeping assist, blind zone alert, front automatic braking, advanced park assist, ten airbags, rearview camera and so on. Power is coming from a 1.5L four-cylinder range extender and an electric motor, taking its juice from the 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. The engine is producing 101 HP (75 kW) and the electric motor is coming with 149 HP (111 kW) and 398 Nm (294 lb-ft) of torque. The battery can be recharged in 13 hours using a 120V outlet or in 4.5h from a 240V outlet.