Starting today, Chevrolet dealers in all 50 states will begin taking orders for the 2012 Chevrolet Volt. For the 2012 model year, General Motors has priced the Volt at $39,995 (including an $850 destination charge) before federal and state incentives. The base MSRP of the 2012 Volt is $1,005 less than the sticker price of the 2011 Volt. For the record, GM says that the reduced price of the 2012 model is due to the "wider range of options and configurations that come with the expansion of Volt production for sale nationally."

For the 2012 model year, Volt buyers will be faced with choosing from a total of seven option packages. A loaded Volt – packed with luxury touches like leather seats, a backup camera, navigation system, premium paint and fancy dancy wheels – comes in at $46,265 (including the aforementioned $850 destination charge).

The 2012 Volt will be offered with two additional interior accents: white and spiced red; and two brand spankin' new exterior hues: Summit White and Blue Topaz Metallic. Some additional features for 2012 include standard keyless entry with passive locking, OnStar turn-by-turn navigation, Chevrolet MyLink and 17-inch alloys with black inserts (late availability).

Customers across the nation can visit their nearest Chevy dealer to order a 2012 Volt. Of course, ordering a Volt does not necessarily mean that you'll take delivery of it any time soon. For the Volt's estimated arrival date in your neck of the woods, refer to the map above. Also, don't forget to check out GM's press release after the jump.
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Chevrolet Begins Taking Orders Nationwide for 2012 Volt

2011-06-10

* Volt Product Information

* Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price starts at $39,995 before tax credit
* Expanded customer choice includes two new interior trim and exterior colors

DETROIT – Chevrolet dealers in all 50 states will begin taking orders for the 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric car today.

The suggested retail price for the award-winning Volt will start at $39,995 (or $32,496 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 tax credit).

"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 system
* Chevrolet MyLink including Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones (late availability)
* Standard AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback and 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen display
* 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.

About Chevrolet

Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in more than 120 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes iconic performance cars such as Corvette and Camaro; dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and crossovers such as Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse. Chevrolet also offers "gas-friendly to gas-free" solutions including Volt. Cruze Eco offers EPA-est. 42 mpg highway while Volt offers 35 miles of electric, gasoline-free driving and an additional 344 miles of gas-powered extended range. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com

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      ValiantEffort
      • 4 Years Ago
      This week was the first time that I've seen two on the same street at the same time (going opposite directions). It wasn't even near a dealership, but they were both in front of a Hollywood studio.
        Jonathan
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ValiantEffort
        Staten Island - one of my neighbors owns one up the block. It's a beauty.
        K Gav
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ValiantEffort
        I saw a red one in Indianapolis last Sunday. I don't know if they were from out of town (couldn't see license plates), but I thought it was very nice looking in person. That red color really pops, too!
        The Angry Intern
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ValiantEffort
        Yeah, saw a silver one in San Diego a few weeks back. First thing I noticed was the placement of the reverse lights, which got my attention, then I was like, what the heck car is that? Got closer and it was a Volt. It's really sharp looking in person.
      ALafya
      • 4 Years Ago
      People here will rather pay $32K ~ $35K on something with no fuel saving feature and a brand name which is associated with luxury, or a decent popular brand for at least $10K less. More importantly, most people don't factor in fuel cost to their accounting, so they might end-up with a gas guzzler. Personally, I think the price is still expensive, compared to Cruze/Civic/Elantra, but it's getting there. I will gladly stop paying the wrong countries at the pump, even if the car is less exciting.
      Bruce Lee
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder what sales are gonna be like once there's wider availability.
      Tony Ng
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should've marketed this as a Cadillac from the beginning. I would never pay that much for a Chevy. Unfortunately in its current design it LOOKS like a Chevy, so there would have to be some sheet metal rescupting. Those black bars under the window are SO fugly. Wake up GM! Still not listening.
      RICK
      • 4 Years Ago
      Buy a Hyundai Elantra and put $20,000 in the bank. You will be better off.
        MechE
        • 4 Years Ago
        @RICK
        Of course, the Elantra, what every single person on earth should drive and the car that will cure cancer.
          caddy-v
          • 4 Years Ago
          @MechE
          It just may scare cancer away with it's ugly looks!
        K Gav
        • 4 Years Ago
        @RICK
        Or better yet, buy a 10 year old ______ (insert cheap car of choice here) for under $5K and put an additional $15K in the bank.
      • 4 Years Ago
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        Dom
        • 4 Years Ago
        You know it's not vaporware if you can actually, yes you, walk out your door right now and order one today? I can go right down this very road and buy one off the lot. You can't do that with vapor, so it's time to retire you're tired, tired epithets. Further, whoever is buying a new car to save money on gasoline is doing it wrong. Finally, the Cruze has been acheiving its MPG claims. You should know that since you troll GM Inside News and have seen this and responded (sepi) to it: gminsidenews.com/forums/f13/chevy-cruze-eco-owner-reported-real-world-mpg-figures-correlate-epa-numbers-103294/
        reattadudes
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm assuming here by your cutesy words that you must be well under the age of 20. you also aren't aware that things are different in other parts of the country, as most states don't even have "personal property tax" on vehicles. please share your PERSONAL EXPERIENCE on how the "Chevrolet Snuze has been demonstrated as a fraud with its real world MPGs will never appraoch its EPA rating". I've never seen a "Snuze", but I had the pleasure of driving a Cruze on a 4,000 mile trip, and averaged between 33 and 38 miles per gallon. it was not the ECO model, just a plain LS with an automatic transmission. I'm no expert, but I believe when the term "vapor" is applied to a car, it means it doesn't exist. I have seen quite a few Chevrolet Volts, and can attest to their existence. you seem to harp on the cost of the Volt, yet not for one moment even stop to consider that GM offers a $349 per month lease for 39 months with $2,500 down. this eliminates any issues with resale value, and over 70% of Volt purchasers choose to lease, not buy.
          Xedicon
          • 4 Years Ago
          @reattadudes
          I've yet to actually see a Volt in the wild, even though I'm not really a fan I'd still like to see one rolling down the road. I've never seen one at my Chevy dealer either when I bring my car in for regular service, but I guess it just hasn't found it's way here yet.
        caddy-v
        • 4 Years Ago
        It would be a good thing if you drank a gallon of that regular gas and lit up a smoke.
      Mike K
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd rather spend 25,000 on a nicely equipped Altima 2.5S and put 15K in a Fuel Fund, then spend 40K on a cheap chevy.
        Ziv
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Mike K
        Altima won't get you the $7500 tax credit, so you will only have a $7500 fuel fund. Since most Volt owners are using around 8 gallons a month, or less, your fuel fund will run out before your Volt gets much more than 45,000 miles on it.
          Tone
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Ziv
          So you're going to wait several years to get your Altima? Grats to you.
          Mike K
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Ziv
          The future of that Credit is not certain.
        FunkyBanana
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Mike K
        "I'd rather spend 25,000 on a nicely equipped Altima 2.5S and put 15K in a Fuel Fund, then spend 40K on a cheap chevy." Becasue of your horrible sentence structure, you have actually writtern that you will purchase an Altima, $15k in fuel, AS WELL AS a $40K Chevy.
          sp33dklz
          • 4 Years Ago
          @FunkyBanana
          Only an idiot would quote someone elses reply, demean them for "sentence structure", and then follow up with two grammatical errors in one sentence. LOL, wow.
        axiomatik
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Mike K
        I'd rather spend 10,000 on a nicely equipped used Corolla and put 15K in a Fuel Fund, than spend 25K on a cheap nissan. I'd rather spend 4,000 on a nicely equipped used motorcycle and put 6K in a Fuel Fund, than spend 10K on a cheap corolla. I'd rather spend 1,000 on a nicely equipped bicycle and put 3K in a Food Fund, than spend 4K on a cheap motorcycle. ad nauseum. Different choices for different people. Deal with it.
      • 4 Years Ago
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        rob2299usa
        • 4 Years Ago
        Haters gonna hate.... Most people buying Volts are getting them from reputable dealers who are not gouging. Plus, the nationwide rollout and increased production will prevent gross markups.
          foci
          • 4 Years Ago
          @rob2299usa
          Car salemen are car salesmen. They will mark up as much as they can. Remember GM is not like Nike who set the selling price.
          rob2299usa
          • 4 Years Ago
          @rob2299usa
          I don't know but it sure would be nice if you'd cut it out. (i know... i know... fat chance right?)
      Joseph
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sheesh, 40K? Going with the KIA Sportage SX Turbo thank you very much, though I realize they're not really competitors.
        axiomatik
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Joseph
        Sheesh, 27K for a KIA Sportage SX Turbo? Going with the Harley Davidson Sportster thank you very much, though I realize they're not really competitors. Pointless comparisons are pointless.
      Xedicon
      • 4 Years Ago
      $46,265 - $7,500 = $38,765... After the Fed kickback it's just too expensive for what you're getting. A C300 Luxury starts at $35,900... Which would you rather drive? Is it worth that much less car for higher mpg? In the end, any car you buy serves the same general purpose - to get you around where you need to go, and at least for me personally the value of a vehicle is how much I enjoy my time in the car going from A to B and how easily the car meets my needs. When all those needs can be equally met in a less expensive, higher end car than the Volt, that means I'll never end up buying a Volt even though I could. That's just me, but I think GM needs to do a lot more price chopping to bring this car in line with its competitors. Some people want to say that it has very few competitors based on it's drivetrain, but I would disagree. I'm sure plenty of car shoppers compare the value of owning a Volt against the value of owning a Civic, Cruze, Jetta, Focus, etc, all vehicles that can get very respectable mpg and cost way less, so much less that the Volt very well may never cover the cost difference in gas savings before an owner replaces it. Lets face it, more people are concerned with costs than CO2, and I can't blame them.
        Kent
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
        Remember that you can drive from Chicago to St. Louis, and then maybe 1/3 of the way back on one tank of gas in a a Volt. I don't think you can do that with any high-maileage, gasoline engine-only car. The price will come down over time. I remember when TI brought out the first 4-function calculator, and it cost more than $100. That was back in 1972 or 1973. Despite inflation, you can buy a simple caluclator today, nearly 40 years later, for less than $10. The original calculator either took a 9V battery or had a rechargable battery pack. Now, they are solar powered.
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Kent
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        axiomatik
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
        Different options for different people. I hate leather seats in cars, and yet others are willing to pay thousands of dollars to have leather seats. That doesn't mean the leather is stupid and overpriced, it's just not for me. Which features are important to you? Some extra electronic gizmos in the dash, or the ability to drive nearly gas-free? Make the decision based on what you want and let others do the same.
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good job on the price drop GM. Getting closer..
      • 4 Years Ago
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        axiomatik
        • 4 Years Ago
        If you don't pay at least $7500 in taxes, you should seriously rethink buying a $40k+ car, regardless of drivetrain.
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