General Motors says goodbye to the Chevrolet Volt forever
General Motors , in both In recent decades, he has not known how to manage the transition to other mobility options. The first generation of the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera were a real failure, because at a high price it was necessary to add a ridiculous habitability and scarce autonomy. The commercial launch of the new Volt seemed to have solved the problem, but over time it has been proven that no.
The manufacture of the Volt was carried out, until a few days ago, in United States . Specifically, it has been in the factory they have in Detroit-Hamtramck, although the continuity of this center is in the air. In it, in addition to the Volt, the Buick LaCrosse and the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala are also assembled. The case, is that due to the low demand of these four vehicles, General Motors had decided to close these facilities these days.
For now, the Chevrolet Volt will not have a relay
However, one thing is what General Motors had foreseen and another thing that has had to do. From the start, the Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Volt have disappeared from our lives forever. According to representatives of the American consortium, the demand was becoming smaller and therefore, it was not profitable to keep them in production. To this, we must add that the Volt, for now, does not have a confirmed relay, therefore, only the Bolt (with B) remains in the range.
The case , is that General Motors has decided to keep the Detroit-Hamtramck center until 2020. As they have stated, neither Chevrolet nor Cadillac can run out of a flagship model and the Impala and CT6 still enjoy some popularity. However, once these facilities close, the consortium will be taking new steps towards its internal restructuring plan . With it, they hope to save several billions of dollars, which seem to go to the development of new hybrid and electric vehicles.
It will be necessary to see how General Motors plans follow, but we believe that they will be charged to Chevrolet Volt was not a good idea. Time will tell who is right, but the contraction that the American consortium is experiencing seems to go against the logic that the market is imposing. They will know.
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