General Motors is taking orders for the 2012 model year of its Chevy Volt extended-range electric car, the automaker announced this morning. The Volt debuted last year as a 2011 model and was only available in a handful of select markets.
The 2012 will start at $39,145, not including $850 in destination charges. That’s $1,135 less than the 2011 and neither price includes available federal tax incentives of $7,500.
There are a few new standard and optional features detailed below as well as new interior and exterior color choices. The 2012 Volt should reach dealers this fall. There are currently 618 2011 Chevy Volts in Cars.com's new car inventory.
- Standard keyless access with passive locking; the car automatically locks and unlocks with the key fob in close proximity of vehicle
- OnStar Turn by Turn navigation standard for three years, and available in-dash navigation system
- Chevrolet MyLink including Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones (late availability)
- Standard AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback and 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen display
- Available 17-inch sport alloy wheels with black inserts (late availability).
- New interior accents white and Spiced Red
- New exterior colors Summit White and Blue Topaz Metallic