The Vauxhall Ampera could cost from £24,500 when it goes on sale in the UK in the first quarter of 2012.
Opel’s managing director Hans Demant made the claims in an interview with a Swiss news outlet, Tages-Anzeiger.
Demant claimed that for the Ampera to be a commercial success, it must not cost more than a fully-specced Vauxhall Zafira with automatic transmission.
The top-of-the-range Zafira SRi 1.9 CDTi costs just shy of £25,500 when equipped with an auto’ box in the UK. This gives a hint as to how much the Ampera will cost when it goes on sale.
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