- Aug 13, 2009
REPORT: Chevy Volt to be in extremely short supply at launch
2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
According to a report on Automotive News (sub. req'd), those wishing to get an early crack at the 2011 Chevy Volt had better get in line now as General Motors only plans to build between 200 and 400 total Volts in November and December of 2010 before slowly ramping up production in 2011.
After it's all said and done and we're ringing in the New Year in '12, GM hopes to have sold around 10,000 total Volts. While that's certainly not a small number of vehicles, we'd wager it will be far below actual demand for the car and it'll make it rather difficult to find a first-year model that's not already spoken for.
In somewhat related fuel-sipping news from Chevy, the diminutive Spark should be ready for the American market as a 2012 model returning as much as 50 miles per gallon on the highway. That car's impending arrival will push the 2011 Aveo up one size class and it will reportedly be offered solely as a five-door hatchback slotting between the Spark and the upcoming 40-mpg (highway, naturally) Cruze compact.
[Source: Automotive News - sub. req'd]