Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chevy Volt Sales Drop in February

GM and the mainstream media touted a 49% increase in this February's sales over last February. What they didn't tell you is sales of the Chevy Volt actually declined over last month's result. The Chevy Volt has been widely touted as the car that will save GM.
Peruse Chevrolet’s February sales release, and you’ll notice one number that’s blatantly missing: the number of Chevy Volts sold. The number — a very modest 281 — is available in the company’s detailed data (PDF), but it certainly isn’t something that GM wants to highlight, apparently. Keeping the number quiet is a bit understandable, since it’s lower than the 321 that Chevy sold in January.
President Obama even test drove a Volt last year.

President Barack Obama Checks Out the 2011 Chevy Volt


Interested Bystander said...

Hey All,

The worst thing that could happen for GM is for Obama to endorse their product.

I have always bought GM products. I have bought three brand new vehicles in the last 23 years, and all three have been Chevrolet.

I will NEVER buy another GM product.

Rick L. said...

What we have here is a failure to communicate. GM vehicle line executive Doug Parks says the entire 2011 build inventory has already been sold out. Those units, he said, "are gone." You can read the article here: People are having great difficulty obtaining Volts in those areas where it is for sale - especially at MSRP. Consumer Reports paid $5000 above sticker for their test Volt.