The biggest car market in the world is in China where General Motors have been leading the sales figures for 6 six years in a row and by the end of 2011 they plan on delivering more than two million units. In order to achieve this goal, GM will introduce the Volt model which will be available through 13 Shanghai GM Chevrolet dealerships in eight cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Foshan, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Suzhou, Guangzhou and Hangzhou.
This announcement occurred this week during the 2011 Auto Guangzhou exhibition where GM’s local joint ventures, SAIC-GM-Wulling and Shanghai GM are exhibiting more than 30 Buicks, Baojuns, Cadillacs and Chevys.
The bad news for Chinese people would have to be the very steep price of the Chevrolet Volt. When it will be available for purchase, GM’s extended-range hybrid is going to cost a hefty $75,533 which is almost double the price compared to the car’s price tag in the United States. Those who will afford to buy the car will also be able to join in the V+Club, which is an all-day bilingual hotline that offers one-on-one service. The owner of the Volt will also be invited to participate in various “green” activities.
Source: General Motors via Carscoop