Chevrolet Volt To Be Sold In Europe

The Chevrolet Volt will be sold in Europe, along side the Opel and the Vauxhall Ampera and there is a chance that both could be sold at the time in the same region.

The Chevrolet Volt is America’s savior, not because it will save the baby polar bears, but because it’s something that the country and the people that live in it can be proud of, due to its engineering brilliance and fun to drive nature.

Now, thanks to the good people over at Left Lane News, the world will now know about the Chevrolet Volt, as well as a few other vehicles with Volt technology. While speaking with the Chevrolet Volt’s product communications manager, Rob Peterson, the automotive website was able to confirm that General Motors will sell the Volt is certain markets, as well as the Opel Ampera and Vauxhall Ampera.

Peterson explained that “Although Europe is in a sense one giant singular market, there are also many sub-markets within that have individual tastes and preferences.” Peterson continued, “As such, GM will bring the Chevrolet Volt to Europe and sell it in key markets where the Chevy brand is strongest.”

Left Lane then asked if the Volt and the Ampera would be sold at the same time in the same place and Peterson stated that it was a possibility, as both differ in terms of style, even though they both share the same powerplants.

“Well, I don’t think that is firmly set in stone yet, but I see that as a possibility. While from a functional point the Volt and Ampera are essentially identical, from a cosmetic and design point, they have considerable differences.” Peterson went on to explain that “It’s very conceivable that a customer could prefer one branded ‘Volt’ over the other, so offering both might make sense in that regard,” he said.

Peterson stated that the Chevrolet Volt would hit the European market as early as late 2011, but one will just have to wait and see. The Opel will be for mainland Europe, while the Vauxhall will be in England only.

[Left Lane News]

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