Perhaps it’s just to stir the pot, but The Motley Fool ponders a future without the Chevrolet Volt in it. It’s not due to the vehicle being a bad product — far from — and it’s not because customers aren’t satisfied with it — it’s one of highest ranking vehicles in overall customer satisfaction.
What Motley Fool points out, however, is that the Volt’s sales numbers have constantly underachieved its admittedly ambitious projections. This has largely to do with the rather high MSRP of the plug-in vehicle, mostly because it uses expensive technology that no other automaker seems to be using at this time. Yet anybody who has been paying attention knows that General Motors is planning on soldiering forward with the Volt, promising the next-generation model to be much cheaper, and at the same time, much more efficient.
We at GM Authority think it would be ludicrous to abandon the pursuit of a better, cleaner, cheaper, more efficient vehicle. But we’re sure some of you out there may argue against such a thing, and would rather just see GM focus on sports cars and pickup trucks. With that in mind, feel free to participate in our latest Community Question poll, and discuss in the comment section below.