Chevrolet dealers in all 50 states are now taking orders for the 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric car. The suggested retail price for the award-winning Volt will
start at $39,995 (or $32,495 assuming a full federal tax credit of $7,500,
which is subject to the customer’s eligibility). The price includes an $850
destination freight charge but excludes tax, title and license fees. The
starting price of the 2012 model is more than $1,000 below the 2011 base model.
The lower base price is possible in part because of a wider
range of options and configurations that come with the expansion of Volt production
for sale nationally. The 2011 model was available in just seven states and the District of Columbia.
For 2012, consumers will be able to choose from a total of
seven option packages compared with only three for the 2011 model. A loaded
Volt, with leather appointments, backup camera, navigation system and premium
paint and wheels is priced at $46,265 including delivery ($38,765 net of full
“We are giving consumers greater choice of content as the
Volt becomes available nationwide by the end of this year,” said Cristi Landy,
Volt marketing director. “This gives us the opportunity to be more flexible in
our pricing and still provide additional high-tech content to customers who
want to purchase it.”
The Volt will be available in two additional interior
accents (white and spiced red) and two new exterior colors (Summit White and
Blue Topaz Metallic).
New features for 2012 include:
- Standard keyless
access with passive locking; the car automatically locks and unlocks with the
key fob in close proximity of vehicle
- OnStar Turn by
Turn navigation standard for three years, and available in-dash navigation
- Chevrolet MyLink
including Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones (late
- Standard AM/FM
stereo with CD player and MP3 playback and 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen
- Available 17-inch
sport alloy wheels with black inserts (late availability).
Chevrolet will continue to offer an eight-year/100,000-mile*
limited warranty on the Volt’s 16-kWh lithium-ion battery, plus:
- Three-year/36,000-mile* bumper-to-bumper coverage
- Five-year/100,000-mile* roadside assistance and courtesy transportation
- Five-year/100,000-mile* limited gas engine coverage
- Six-year/100,000-mile* corrosion protection coverage.
Customers in all states can visit their nearest
participating Chevrolet Volt dealer today to order a 2012 Volt. Once an order
is placed, a dedicated Volt advisor will be available to answer questions and
keep the customer apprised of the order progress. Nationwide availability will
initially be limited as deliveries will occur by phases. Additionally,
Chevrolet will have a team of Volt advisors available to answer questions
starting today at 1-888-VOLT-4-YOU (1-888-865-8496).
The Volt offers a total driving range of up to 379 miles,
based on EPA estimates. For the first 35
miles, the Volt can drive gas- and tailpipe-emissions free using a full charge
of electricity. When the Volt’s battery
runs low, a gas-powered engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the
driving range another 344 miles on a full change. Chevrolet expects to build up
to 45,000 Volts for retail and fleet customers in the United States
during calendar year 2012.