Volt Brings in Chevy Buyers but Cruze Seals the Deal
When the Chevrolet Volt was released there was a lot of buzz surrounded plug-in electric cars. Jeff D'Ambrosio Chevrolet would say this is rightfully so considering EV models contain some serious green potential. And in particular, the Volt EV demonstrates impressive plug-in power with an average of 25 miles per single charge. However, there is no avoiding the large dollar sign barrier slammed between the model and its possible owners. With a starting tag of $39,995, the Volt has deterred many a fiscally mindful shopper. Thankfully though, Chevy has no need to worry. The 2012 Cruze is pulling more than its fair share of weight in sales.
As of lately, Chevrolet customers have been walking into dealerships with the intention of scoping out a new Volt. But instead of purchasing the model they had in mind, many are leaving as the proud owner of a Cruze. Why the correlation? We can't say for sure, but perhaps the trend has something to do with the more fiscally-friendly model's recent reputation as one of the country's top selling cars.
Though Volt sales aren't skyrocketing as of yet, the automaker has confidence that Americans will soon come to realize the full scope of benefits it offers both drivers and the environment. GM CEO Mark Reuss has even gone so far as to highly encourage each Chevrolet dealer to carry a minimum of one Volt. At the very least it will serve as an excellent lure.
For those who do wish to purchase the Volt, here are a few pretty convincing specs that may make the purchase worth the price:- Fuel Economy: 95 mpg city/93 mpg highway in electric mode and 35 mpg city/40 mpg highway in gas mode
- Technology: Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, XM Nav Traffic, keyless entry, remote vehicle starter, and pedestrian-friendly alert
- Warranties: Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty (3 years/ 36,000 miles), Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty (5 years/100,000 miles), Rust Warranty (6 years/100,000 miles), Battery and Voltec Component Limited Warranty (8 years/100,000 miles)