“Hard to sell” may be the right name for describing the current Chevrolet Volt generation as the carmaker still has thousands of unsold units.
With the new generation of the Chevrolet Volt just around the corner, the North American based automaker is still struggling to sell the remaining examples of the previous version. Rumor has it that 6,000 units are still sitting at dealer lots, and this excludes the 2,779 examples which have been sold in the first four months of the year. This basically represents a 46 percent drop compared to the same period of 2014.
Chevrolet has been working hard to find new owners for the “green” cars in the 2015 model year and it added a 1,500 USD rebate to the price and lowered the amount due on a lease signing from 1,449 USD to 500 USD. The 2.9 percent financing for 48 months on the 2015 models is being offered, along with the 0 percent on the remaining 2014 models. Keep in mind that the new generation of the Chevrolet Volt has been unveiled recently and it will enter production soon, becoming available in the second half of this year.
The model has been unveiled at the 2015 NAIAS and it has a starting price of 33,995 USD, including the 825 USD destination fee. After the state and federal incentives, buyers will pay 24,995 USD for the model in California, which is its largest market. The new Volt has a 1.5L four-cylinder range extender working together with the electric motor and the 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. The electric motor is generating 149 HP (111 kW) and 398 Nm (294 lb-ft) while the internal combustion unit is good for 101 HP (75 kW). The battery can be recharged in 13 hours from a 120V outlet or in 4.5h from a 240V outlet. The maximum range between fill-ups of the car is estimated at 1,000 miles (1,600 km).