“By taking the time to reconfigure the plant, we will be better able to meet the tremendous consumer demand.” Cristi Landy, director of Chevrolet Volt marketing, said in a statement.
GM announced today that the nationwide release date of the Chevy Volt would be delayed due to retooling at their Detroit assembly plant. Why the retooling? The current setup was not intended to produce a car that is in great demand. Perhaps GM is not used to the amount of interest that has been shown worldwide in it’s new 2011 Chevy Volt. Now that the numbers are in, GM is straightening it’s tie and expanding it’s production operation.
“The Volt is clearly bringing new customers to Chevrolet,” said Harry E. Criswell III, president and owner of Criswell Chevrolet “We are seeing 10 to 15 customers a week who are seriously considering buying a Volt. Many of them own competitive brands and now have a Chevy on their shopping list because of the Volt.”
That is a small dealership’s observation of local demand, which certainly exist in the Phoenix Valley area, but the fact is that demand is on the rise nationwide.
“We’re accelerating our launch plan to have Volts in all participating Chevrolet dealerships in every single state in the union by the end of this year,” said Rick Scheidt, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “This is the right thing to do for our customers and our dealers who are seeing increased traffic onto their showroom floors.”
Phoenix Valley drivers can view and test drive the new 2011 Chevy Volt at any local Phoenix Valley area Chevy dealer, or anywhere in the country, when GM initializes the Volt nationwide roll out sometime later this year.
Interested Phoenix Arizona customers should also look at related Chevy Volt articles on the Arizona Foothills website to gather more details. With all of the time Phoenix Arizona drivers spend on the road, the Chevy Volt is a worthy investment.