April 25, 2014

Chevy Volt to take on Vauxhall Ampera in Europe

Chevy Volt & Vauxhall Ampera in Europe

Chevy Volt to take on Vauxhall Ampera in Europe

It’s been revealed that GM intends to sell the Chevy Volt alongside the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera in Europe – and at a lower price.


They’ve been hyped for a very long time – the Chevy Volt and Vauxhall Ampera – and 2011 is the year that both hit the roads.

You don’t have to be an out and out petrolhead to know that Chevrolet have built the Volt for the North American market and that the Vauxhall Ampera (OK, Opel Ampera too) is for the European market. Or so we thought.

In what seems like a bizarre move, GM has revealed that it plans to sell the Chevy Volt alongside the Vauxhall/Opel Ampera in Europe. Not only that, but it intends undercutting the price of the Ampera by about £1,000.

Interestingly, we mooted the possibility that the Chevy Volt would sell in Europe alongside the Vauxhall/Opel Ampera as long ago as 2009. But that was when GM were in the throes of selling Vauxhall and Opel to Magna.

But once GM decided to keep hold of Vauxhall and Opel we guessed that wouldn’t happen. But it seems it is. Odd.

Still, whichever you opt for – Volt or Ampera – you’re chucking money away.

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