The 2017 Chevy Volt is beginning to arrive at dealers and incentives were announced. This happened very quickly as General Motors began production on February 1st and already has ~1,000 cars available.
The incentives began February 24 and are told to run until the end of the month, but it is expected that they will be renewed. The new model will comply with stricter Tier 3 emissions requirements and, unlike its 2016 release, it will be made widely available throughout the country.
An entry-level 2017 Volt starts at $34,095. This is $100 more than the 2016 model. The Premier package starts at $38,445. These prices don't figure in taxes or incentives.
The Premier model now offers adaptive cruise control. Also, for the extra $2,815, you get blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision warning, lane-keep assist, low-speed automatic braking, and intelligent high beams.
- $1,000 cash back on all versions (only in some states)
- $2,250 leasing incentive (only in some states)
- $2,300 leasing incentive available nationally (can be combined with $2,250 in listed states)
- $500 for existing GM lessees
- $500 competitor conquest credit
*States offering the additional incentives are: California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
In California, work is being done to begin an income-based eligibility program in March. The program will assist those meeting the Federal Poverty Guideline. This would increase plug-in rebates to $3,000 for those in need. The program would also limit incentives for the wealthy.
Lease prices have yet to be announced, but for estimation purposes, the 2016 leases for $299 a month for 39 months with $500 down. This is a 15,000 miles/year lease.
Overall, the 2017 Volt should prove well worth the extra $100, and it seems that GM is doing a stellar job in getting the 17s out to dealerships as quickly as possible
Source: Cars Direct, Green Car Reports