First Preproduction Chevy Volts Roll Off Line

The first three preproduction models of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car rolled off the production line at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant last week to cheers from a spontaneous crowd of onlookers, according to the Detroit Free-Press. GM officials expect to produce 500 preproduction models before official production of the car begins in November.

Already, the preproduction of the Chevy Volt has spurred interest from outsiders and improved morale within the plant. GM officials have said that they expect a significant interest from tour groups, schools and industry executives to tour the plant when production begins in earnest.

“I’m expecting that we will have all different kinds of visits,” said plant manager Teri Quigley. “I think it will be five times as many people as normal at the onset,” she said.

According to the article, beginning production on the Chevy Volt has also sparked interest in workers at the plant. Quigley was able to drive one off of the lot and called it a “heart-pumping moment.”

“It’s really, really great that we’ve got this Volt in our system. It’s real. We can touch them and feel them and do our job on them. But at the end of the day, the customer who is buying the DTS in front of that Volt or the Lucerne behind that Volt, doesn’t care that there was a Volt between the two,” Quigley said. “We can be excited, but we have to be focused, we can’t let the Volt distract us from what we’re doing on these other cars.”

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Ford Releases Pricing for New Mustang

Automotive News reports that Ford has set the sticker price for its 2011 Ford Mustang, and the new V-6 powered car will be priced below its main rival the Chevrolet Camaro. According to Ford, its 3.7-liter V-6 version will start at $22,995, including shipping. The 3.6-liter V-6 2009 Camaro starts at $23,530. In addition, Ford’s 5.0-liter V-8 starts at $30,495 and the V-8 premium starts at $33,695.

Ford’s pricing for the new Mustangs has barely increased over the previous year despite new innovations that have meant an increase of more than 100 horsepower.

Chevrolet has not released pricing for the 2010 Camaro; embargoes for reviews of both cars end this week.

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2010 Chevrolet Optra/Cruze Official Pictures!

Note that this is the first Official pictures of the 2010 Chevrolet Cruze, which will be the Chevrolet Optra when it reaches India. GM is currently running on losses, so they hope to catch up with the market with small cars. The 2010 Chevrolet Cruze/Optra is said to be launched in 2009 end. The CEO of GM Rick Wagoner announced that a sum of $500 million would be invested to build the 2010 Chevrolet Optra/Cruze.

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2010 Chevrolet Optra Spied/Illustration

Here! one of the 2 most clear photos that have been sensationalized in the Internet. It is said that this car, called the Chevrolet Cruze will replace the Chevrolet Cobalt in other countries and will replace the Optra in India. Because of its looks i had my eyes opened wide! The car was so delicious to gobble it down jumping castles for sale. The car will hit the European market in the year 2009, er.. i.e, next year.
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