Chevrolet has officially priced the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt in Canada, at $38,390 MSRP, plus a $1,600 destination freight charge to bring one home ($39,990 total in Canadian coin).
That’s $105 less than what you’d paid for the outgoing Volt. Which, in our eyes, isn’t bad for a car that sports 50 miles (80 kilometres) of pure electric driving range, a 31 percent gain over the all-electric driving range of the outgoing model.
Canadians will also be privy to new features not offered on the U.S.-spec model (which costs $33,995). Chevrolet says cold Canucks can look forward to a bit of warmth in the cold months thanks to standard(!) heated seats, steering wheel and outside rear-view mirrors. That’s a smart, well-thought-out move in the eyes of your humble Canadian narrator.
Thanks to some juicy government incentives residents of Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia will be able to knock a fair hunk off the sticker of their 2016 Volt. Ontarians get a huge $8,500 lopped-off, while QC and BC residents will enjoy $8,000 and $5,000 incentives respectively.
That means residents of Ontario could theoretically get a new Volt for just $29,890, if they take full advantage of the provincial enticements.
Chevrolet says 70 percent of Volt owners traded in a non-GM product or added to their household fleet, the most of any Chevrolet vehicle. The number one trade in? The Toyota Prius.
Is the 2016 Volt priced competitively, even for those that don’t live in the aforementioned provinces? Sound off under any pseudonym you like.