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Has anyone seen any 2018 Volt Premiers available yet? The few 2018's at local dealers in Austin, TX are all Volt LTs currently.
We're still probably 1 model year away from an MCE (mid cycle enhancement). I have a feeling that GM doesn't really want to spend money on the Volt, and IMO that money would be better spent on doing a plug-in Malibu. The Volt's best shot at improvements come from its all-too-apparent Cruze roots, because the Cruze is still an important car for Chevy. So anything they do for Cruze is also likely to transfer over to Volt. A new console/shifter would be most welcome, as in something that doesn't look like it cost $5 to build. Fix that and the plasticky door panels and the Volt would come a little closer to the new plug-in Honda Clarity, even given they can't make it roomier like the Honda (so they really need to lower the Volt's price as well).They are showing up here too. Hoping to hear from one of the first '18 buyers if GM did any unadvertised "tweaks," like adding a couple miles of range, like they did during some Gen 1 model years. I'm not finding it likely, though.
I hear ya. I'm starting to think the Volt is quietly being phased out. A lot of money/attention is going to the BOLT--even at the dealerships where I've been shopping at for Volts, the Volts are buried in the back while the Bolts are prominently displayed up front with various color options available, etc. Believe me, I hope the Bolt succeeds, but it makes me wonder where the Volt will be (if anywhere) in just a few years.We're still probably 1 model year away from an MCE (mid cycle enhancement). I have a feeling that GM doesn't really want to spend money on the Volt,