Last week, we covered the increasing Californian sales of the Chevy Volt. This week, we’ve got an even more interesting fact about Volt sales. Believe it or not, the Chevy Volt is outselling perhaps one of the most famous Chevy names of all – The Chevrolet Corvette. The Volt is set to exceed its 2011 sales number near the end of this month, and may approach 20,000 units by the end of the year. Just over 7,000 units have been sold so far this year, compared to the Corvette, which has tallied just 5,547 sales this year, despite a marketing campaign for the new, limited production 427 Convertible.
Although it may seem like an apples vs. oranges comparison, there must be some reasoning behind this. We think that the can’t-come-soon-enough release of the next-gen C7 Corvette is much to blame for the subpar sales. On the other hand, we think that the Volt is finally gaining the respect it deserves in the marketplace, as it’s been a “political punching bag” since its launch. Let’s hope that this high sales pace will continue for the Volt.