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Chevrolet appoints first Volt dealers

Cambridge Chevrolet and Phoenix Chevrolet in Wimbledon will be the first dealers able to sell the new Volt which is priced from £29,995 after the UK government’s Low Carbon Vehicle grant.

Order books are now open for the Volt which will come with heated leather seats, Bluetooth with voice recognition and embedded phone, electronic keyless ignition with touch button start, 17-inch alloy wheels, ambient LED-based interior lighting, solar absorbing glass, DAB Digital Radio and six-speaker stereo system.

Other specification highlights include fully programmable door locking, cruise control, air con, a 7-inch LCD screen with driver information centre, touch-sensitive controls on the centre console, a pedestrian alert system, rear camera and front and rear park assist and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Only one trim level will be available.

Mark Terry, Chevrolet UK managing director, said: “We chose these two dealerships to appeal to the broadest reach of Volt buyers.

“Cambridge is a city geared toward the environment and new technology, as well as being home to the Faraday Institute, named after the inventor of electricity, while London is clearly where many existing users of electric vehicles reside, as well as where the industry sees the potential for the biggest initial growth in sales of EVs and their derivatives, such as E-REV.”

Options include an audio system featuring sat nav, DVD-ROM and MP3 playback facility, seven energy-efficient BOSE speakers with sub-woofer, voice recognition and a hard drive with 30Gb of music storage priced at £1,745, 17-inch polished alloy wheels at £490 and a range of special and metallic paint options, from £495.

The Volt will reach its first UK customers this spring.

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