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Chevy Volt may get killed off by 2022

Discussion in 'Auto News & Rumors' started by redriderbob, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. redriderbob

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    General Motors staked much of its sagging reputation on the Chevrolet Volt when began developing the plug-in range-extending hybrid a decade ago amid overall cratering sales, a vehicle portfolio lopsided toward gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs, and a balance sheet bleeding red ink. And it worked, too: The Volt racked up a number of awards, positive reviews and strong loyalty from owners, though it never exactly caught fire with buyers.

    Now, reports suggest that GM may be ready to pull the plug on the Volt, viewing it as outdated technology as it makes preparations to introduce 20 new electric and fuel-cell vehicles by 2023. A report by AutoForecast Solutions, via GM Authority, says the Volt will exit production in 2022 at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant to make room for battery-electric cars and crossovers.

    It's not the first time rumors have swirled around the Volt, which first hit the market in December 2010. Reuters reported in July that GM was considering killing off six slow-selling models by 2020, including the Volt, the Buick LaCrosse, Chevy Impala and Cadillac CT6, all of which are built at Detroit-Hamtramck. That report suggested the Volt could be replaced in 2022 with a new hybrid crossover.

    Volt sales jumped 60 percent last year after the hatchback sedan was redesigned for 2016, but sales were down 12 percent through November of this year, according to figures compiled by GM Authority. It's now being outsold by the Chevy Bolt, a batter-electric compact car introduced a year ago.

    Chevy Volt may get killed off by 2022 (at https://www.autoblog.com/2017/12/26/chevy-volt-discontinued-2022/?hcid=ab-around-ab-tile-1 )
     
  2. DarkSky

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    Not surprising. I think it was more of a design study of gas/plug-in powertrains, though it did pave the way for the Bolt and other fully electric GM vehicles. They should have made a production version of the Volt MPV5 Concept that was based on the first generation Volt.
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    Thats just an Orlando with a Volt face :confused::confused::confused:
     
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    The FNR-X looks much better and is probably a preview of an upcoming electric crossover.
     
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    The blue concept has a nice sharp body crease and the glass follows the same angle.
    The real life red one has ho hum body lines and the glass runs at a different angle making it look mismatched.
     
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    plans for expansion in china were axed by GM for batteries and also here in the states
     

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