Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

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    Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    2016 Chevrolet Volt: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?
    Karl Brauer/Forbes
    October 5, 2015



    The Chevrolet Volt went on sale 5 years ago and has yet to hit 100,000 total U.S. sales. To put that in perspective, the Toyota Prius has averaged approximately 150,000 sales a year for the past decade. The reason is pretty simple — the Prius (well, the second-generation Prius, introduced in 2004) arrived at a time when fuel prices were climbing, society decided trucks and SUVs weren’t cool anymore, and Leonardo DiCaprio took one to the Oscars. Much of that Toyota didn’t have control over, but the Japanese automaker did make a solid car with a comfortable ride, plenty of interior and cargo space, and a 50-plus mpg rating from the EPA.
    But as so often happens, what’s old is new again, which means the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will enter a world where gas is cheap, SUVs are hotter than Beyonce with yellow fever, and the Prius is down 15 percent in sales (shopper traffic at Kelley Blue Book confirms a precipitous drop in Prius consideration).
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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    This is a true MCE with real changes! It is almost incredible to see such significant improvements in virtually all key areas.
    GM should take note and apply this kind of outstanding effort and achievement to all model updates.

    Imagine if equivalent improvements had been mad to the Malibu! We would all be praising it and it would be finally a class leader.

    Congratulations Volt Team at GM! Well Done!

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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    - thanks for the laugh via the preframe - priceless. ( Good one )


    Right up there with - Did you stop beating your Wife yet ?????

    The worst Volt ever is far far far superior to the best Prius ever - and if anything, the gap has been widening - not narrowing.

    As well as the certainty of that result..... just look how those Volts run out so so much better - with time and miles.

    No contest - yes ???



    If you mean just in terms of unit volume sales in the USA - yes, the comparison will likely run a lot better - because of what both are doing.
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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyenne454 View Post
    This is a true MCE with real changes! It is almost incredible to see such significant improvements in virtually all key areas.
    GM should take note and apply this kind of outstanding effort and achievement to all model updates.

    Imagine if equivalent improvements had been mad to the Malibu! We would all be praising it and it would be finally a class leader.

    Congratulations Volt Team at GM! Well Done!
    MCE? Are you insane?

    By the way Chevy created a worthy Prius competitor 5 years ago, just a pity the consumer didn't notice. And there is no guarantee they will this time either.

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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheyenne454 View Post
    This is a true MCE with real changes! It is almost incredible to see such significant improvements in virtually all key areas.
    GM should take note and apply this kind of outstanding effort and achievement to all model updates.

    Imagine if equivalent improvements had been mad to the Malibu! We would all be praising it and it would be finally a class leader.

    Congratulations Volt Team at GM! Well Done!
    Have you seen the stats on the new Malibu? 53 MPG?

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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Have you seen the stats on the new Malibu? 53 MPG?
    The link to the EPA certified MPG for the new Malibu didn't post.

    Please post it again!

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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    I don't think anyone will argue against the Volt being better than the Prius (excluding space). The only area that the Prius destroys the Volt, and I suspect a key to the Prius's success, is price.

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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    I am not sure Gen2 Volt competes with Prius. If there is a competition to Prius, it should be on the price point also.

    We may say Malibu Hybrid or am Impala hybrid may be a a Prius competitor (if they are place on a right price point ) but Prius has grown from a single car to a brand last years ( ex: Prius C , Prius and Prius V ).

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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by uvikrama View Post
    I am not sure Gen2 Volt competes with Prius. If there is a competition to Prius, it should be on the price point also.

    We may say Malibu Hybrid or am Impala hybrid may be a a Prius competitor (if they are place on a right price point ) but Prius has grown from a single car to a brand last years ( ex: Prius C , Prius and Prius V ).
    I think it is a mistake for GM now to position the Volt as a direct competitor to the Prius. The Prius has way more interior room and is quite a bit less expensive. Also, the Prius is more suited for putting lots of miles in a day on while getting 50+ MPG.

    As a daily, less than 50 miles around town driving, with a place to plugin at the end of the day, the Volt is far and away the best.

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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I don't think anyone will argue against the Volt being better than the Prius. The only area that the Prius destroys the Volt, and I suspect a key to the Prius's success, is price.
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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoasthd View Post
    Passenger seating?
    Fixed my comment

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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    The Volt is not a Prius competitor. How many Prius PHEV does Toyota sell?

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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    What do they mean finally? The Volt has been a better car since day 1

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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by jzchev28 View Post
    What do they mean finally? The Volt has been a better car since day 1
    They mean a rival in the market (sales)!

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    Re: Has GM Finally Created a Worthy Toyota Prius Rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoasthd View Post
    Passenger seating?
    Stupid Question: Does the new Volt still only seat four people?
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