California, the land of 72 degrees and sunny, will be the first state in the nation to begin taking orders for the totally reworked 2016 Chevrolet Volt PHEV. The news comes from Autoblog, as they confirmed the rumors with General Motors.
If you reside in the Golden State, orders may be placed starting today at your local Chevrolet dealer, while GM has then selected dealers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont to be the next batch to offer the 2016 Volt. Those states will begin orders on August 27.
As for the rest of the country, we’ll have to wait until the leaves begin a’changin’ in fall to place an order for the 2016 Volt, as General Motors has signified October 1 as the date for the other 40 states.
The 2016 Volt will start at $33,170, plus $825 for destination, but may drop to $26,495 after the full federal tax credit is applied. Initially, the 2016 Volt may be had in seven exterior colors, including the sharp Kinetic Blue Metallic, which adorned the car at its 2015 NAIAS unveiling.
For trims, buyers have the LT or LTZ variants to chose from. Opting for the LTZ trim will earn you an upgraded audio system, auto-dimming rearview mirror, front and rear heated leather seats, wireless device charging, and Automatic Park Assist. As far as options go, Autoblog states navigation, with an eight-inch touchscreen unit, and a suite of safety assist tech are the only other boxes to be checked.
Production will begin this August after a six-week plant suspension at the Hamtramck facility to prepare for the 2016 Volt. In the meantime, Chevrolet hopes to move the remaining 6,000 first-generation Chevrolet Volts still awaiting new homes.