Industry analysts have given a cautious welcome to General Motors’ pricing of the Volt range-extender hybrid.
The Chevrolet will go on sale in the US at the end of the year costing from $41,000 (£25,700).
Confirmed late last week, the price tag is broadly in line with expected figures — although some had predicted that it would fall slightly in response to the arrival of the Nissan Leaf, which will cost American buyers around $9000 (£5775) less.
Government-backed tax incentives could reduce the cost of the Volt to around $33,500 (£21,500). But industry analysts believe that the price of leasing will prove more important to the car’s success or failure.
Both the Volt and Leaf will cost about $350 (£225) per month with tax incentives taken into account, a figure that puts the cars into the near-luxury segment.