According to General Motors, the highly anticipated (and much-hyped) 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid will sticker at $41,000. With the government tax credit of $7500, the cost of admission for qualified buyers is lowered to $33,500. But is America ready to give the unconventional Volt a chance at a somewhat un-Chevy-like price?
Today’s Snap Judgment:
Is $41,000 the right price for the Volt?
Throughout the Volt’s development process, GM officials had hinted at a starting price around $40,000. Unlike some other Volt predictions, the official MSRP is close to the estimate. However, its upcoming rivals, including the all-electric Nissan Leaf, will be able to undercut the Volt’s price at $25,280 with the federal tax credit.
Within Chevrolet’s own lineup, no sedan currently stickers for as much as the Volt, even with the tax credit. Although GM touts the Volt as fully loaded, we can’t help but wonder if the sub-$40,000 price point is right.
An ordering hotline went live today for potential buyers who live in the Volt’s first rollout markets. Did you sign up? Let us know what you think in the comments section.