Skip to comments.Chevrolet Volt Outsells Toyota Prius (misleading headline)
Posted on 01/05/2012 7:59:59 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
The Chevrolet Volt ended 2011 on a high note, charting its best month of sales to date.
Chevy moved 1,529 of the plug-in hybrids in December, despite the specter of a possible recall to address the potential for battery pack fires.
Full year sales checked in at 7,671, well short of the companys stated goal of 10,000, but enough to outsell one of its top rivals, the Toyota Prius.
Not in 2011, Toyota sold 136,463 Prii over the last 12 months, once again cementing its position as best-selling hybrid in America, by far.
But, go back to the turn of the century when the Prius was introduced to the United States in 2000 and youll find that Toyota managed to sell just 5,600 of the innovative cars.
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“Recall” is a misleading term. They have service calls — you take the car to the shop, usually during a regular service, and while there they perform the “recall”.
And yes, there have been several. None serious enough to require immediate attention, in my mind. The most publicized was the one where the gas pedal mechanism could get sticky, which they fixed by adding a washer to one of the pin joints.
The 1st generation prius had a couple of recalls on their power steering, which was a novel electric-motor device that apparently wasn’t entirely thought through.
Yes. Democrats are true fascists, but you’ll never convince them or even the public at large. Obama’s entire platform is pure fascist economics. The whole right/left mantra has been drilled into the dummies and they’ll never figure it out.
Wait until the new Fusion is unveiled next week. Just my guess, but IMHO it will make the Volt look like moldy cold cuts...
The political comparisons will then begin of GM / Gov't vs. Ford / Free-market.
IMHO that will get ugly...
In the next week or so at the NAIAS, the 2013 Fusion is supposed to have it's debut.
What we know from the web.
* It will use the very good handling "Ford Mondeo" Chassis ( possibly new or upgraded )
* It will be 4 or 5 star crash Mulally will demand it.
* It will get 10 to 20% better fuel economy, (again Mulally demands ) the green car blogs are rumoring 48 mpg in the city for the Hybrid.
* It will have a good looking skin ergo the "EVOS" Show-car
Here is the EVOS of which it will get it's DNA
IMHO this Fusion will make the Volt about as appealing as Rosanne Barr...
I have seen exactly one Re-Volt on the road, and I’m in So. Cal where we have a few cars.
I have seen exactly one in metro DC...surprising since it is the belly of the beast.
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