Chevrolet Volt To Set August Sales Record

Launched in late 2010, the Chevrolet Volt got off to a rocky sales start. That’s because the government intervention to save General Motors inadvertently ended up turning the car into a political football. Sales missed targets, despite being a revolutionary product that was expected to have significant pent up demand. Nissan’s LEAF overtook it for a while.

With the political silliness surrounding it having died down and gas prices on the rise, sales are beginning to pick up steam. The Detroit Free Press reports that for August, Chevrolet will report a record amount of sales for the Volt – 2,500 units. The previous record was set in March of this year, when 2,289 were sold. August’s record sales is notable, and 2012’s sales are on track to far surpass 2011’s.

GM had expected to sell 45,000 Volts this year, and it will come under that goal. Rather than experience a lot of pent up demand right out of the gate like expected, the Volt is building momentum . The more people learn about the Volt, the more they like it. It is an attractive proposition for many. California, unsurprisingly, leads in Volt sales – a third of all Volt sales are in the state. GM’s home state of Michigan also is a strong market.

GM spokesman Michelle Malcho says “As people see their neighbors have one and as they start to understand the technology and are able to drive it, they put it into their consideration.” You mean it really isn’t a sinister plot by the Obama Administration, and it doesn’t just randomly start on fire? The 2013 Volt looks to improve the formula even further, with boosts in range. 2013’s tweaks come ahead of a major update rumored for next year. The 2014 mid-cycle enhancement is said to include a heavy restyling, along with a major price cut.

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Tony Pimpo is a young automotive journalist who lives in Northern California. He believes the future of the automotive industry will depend in a large part on the recommendation of enthusiasts and Generation Y. More than ever, automakers lately have realized the power of Gen Y. Not only in regards to buying power, but in driving opinion and spreading a brand’s message through the internet and various forms of social media. His appreciation for cars formed at an early age, thanks to his dad, who has always been involved with cars in different ways over the years. Tony has contributed to various websites in his pursuits, and is on staff at GMInsideNews, where he has been writing since the age of 12.

1 Comment on "Chevrolet Volt To Set August Sales Record"

  1. Anonymous

    The biggest reason for increasing sales of Chevy Volt is undoubtedly increase in fuel prices. Thanks to its good fuel economy, it is also becoming a favorite hybrid car. Since the Volt has a gas engine that kicks in after the battery dies, anxiety that accompanies all-electric cars. The electric motors provide lots of power, and reviewers say they are smooth and quiet. The gas engine is also well-liked by auto reviewers.
    Chevrolet Volt is easy and affordable to charge and has a high-quality, modern interior. Its sporty handling also makes it fun to drive. So it's not without reason that the car is all set for a sales record!

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