Holden Volt is Frighteningly Expensive in New Zealand
The price of the Holden Volt in New Zealand is no mystery. It’s not advertised and is often avoided when Holden issues its press blasts, but there’s no hiding its price tag from us prying types here at InsideEVs.
Before we reveal the price—which as we mentioned is not really a revelation, but more a restating of a already known amount—we’ll offer up some background as to why the Holden Volt’s sticker price is all of a sudden headline grabbing.
Recently, Holden put several journalists in New Zealand behind the wheel of some Volts. The attempt by Holden was to convince journalists there that the Volt is a compelling vehicle. Holden had no problem doing exactly that, as most of the published reviews rave on and on over the Volt. That is, until its price must be mentioned.
No comprehensive review can overlook price and that’s where the Holden Volt gets torn apart.
As one reviewer stated:
“I do like the Volt. It’s frighteningly expensive at $85,000 (unjustifiably so compared with the American price) but a tantalising glimpse of a zero-emissions future…”
Holden New Zealand recently sold its first Volt, which was purchased by an Auckland IT consultant. At $85,000 (a typical new automobile in New Zealand costs $35,500), we can’t help but wonder if the first Holden Volt sold might be close to the last.