A couple days ago we featured a dealership in Quebec, Canada that was the first to receive the 2nd generation - 2016 Chevrolet Volt, and suggested at the time that the US was soon to follow.

First 2016 Chevrolet Volt (Anywhere) Arrived At Bourgeois Chevrolet in Quebec, Canada

First 2016 Chevrolet Volt (Anywhere) Arrived At Bourgeois Chevrolet in Quebec, Canada

And sure enough, less than 48 hours later, that has become a reality.

Rydell Chevrolet in Northridge, California was the first to receive a lone copy of the 2016 Volt on Friday, and immediately a photo (above) to featuring its sales crew around a "Siren Red" copy of the 53 mile, extended range car.

Rydell bills itself as the largest dealer of Volts in Southern California, and says they have more than a 100 units incoming, of which all are priced at invoice.  So it might be a good idea to look them up if you want a new Chevy Volt and are in the area.

Editor's Note:  Over the past week, several dealerships have had the 2016 Chevrolet Volt (s) listed online as being in-stock, but with only stock photos; inquiries to many of those dealers all lead to admissions of "coming soon".  While another dealer may have in fact nicked Rydell by "being first", this dealer (like the Canadian dealer before them) is the first to offer physical proof of the vehicle in stock.

With GM also now indicating further copies of the 2016 Volt is in transit to several dealers in the US, we expect them to shortly begin popping up all over California, as well as shortly thereafter in the other 10 CARB-friendly states that are also eligible to receive the 2016 Volt.  The 2nd gen Volt goes into nationwide production for the US with the start of the 2017 model year car in February.

Hat tip to James!