Finally, an honest article and one that does not name the Volt the King of Kings, the answer to all answers, or the next miracle.
It's tough for some people on this board to hear this, but it needed to be said. It's an overpriced hybrid. That's all it is.
“Now I see a portfolio that doesn’t have these big gaps, and therefore we can remix,” Stephens said.
GM also plans to use the Volt’s powertrain in other vehicles, Stephens said. Akerson reportedly wants to expand vehicle electrification far beyond what GM initially had planned.
Heavy demand for the Volt prompted GM to boost its expected 2012 output from 30,000 to 45,000 vehicles. Stephens said the Volt “will grow faster than we ever projected it would grow.”
“If the data that I’m looking at is true, that’s not going to be enough,” Stephens said. “What Dan has told us is to be prepared.”
Read more: http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110110/OEM05/110119960/1135#ixzz1AglpZg9B
<<<<My suspicions go back to a comment I heard from a COTY juror a few years ago, when the Saturn Aura defeated the Honda Fit and Toyota Camry for top honors. I asked the juror -- based in Detroit, of course -- whether he thought the Aura really was the better car.
His response, “No, but it's the best car GM has ever made. It's almost as good as the Camry.”
Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/20110110/BLOG06/110119988#ixzz1Agwhy5Eb>>>>
Oh my gosh, jeyehawky this juror didn't even vote for the one they thought was best themselves!!