Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen has said that the Chevy Volt will fail and that anybody who buys the car is an idiot. Not only that, de Nysschen has lumped proponents of any type of electric car into a category of "intellectual elite who want to show what enlightened souls they are."
.... In de Nysschen's mind, no one will be willing to pay the expected $40,000 base price of the Volt when the cars it's competing with are $15,000 less (he thinks the Volt will be competing with Toyota Corollas). Also, he noted, the Volt doesn't deliver a premium luxury experience and, therefore, its eco-lux price tag is inexcusable to the average consumer.
~What say you?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:49 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:53 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:58 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 11:03 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
stacymomof2, the difference... for $40,000 you can get a Niiiiiiiiiiice Audi vs. a 'base model' hybrid... The Consumer Power of Choice will prevail.... That's pretty much his point. lol
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:04 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by stacymomof2 at 11:13 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 11:31 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Oh and GlyGlz. I'll take that Base Model Hybrid over a nice Audi any day. I prefer my planet to luxury *cough wanna be luxury cough* cars :)
Answer by SRiveroC at 12:28 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
Weird! A guy selling cars in the same price range dogging the competition? Who would a thunk it? lol (Wait...You don't think the guy may possibly have an ulterior motive, do you?)
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:32 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
Consumers will choose, but I believe if the Gov is involved in making cars they should be doing it to further the development of a new, cleaner technology, and pave they way for other companies to develop their own cleaner models.
Yes, but (1) the government should NOT be involved in a US corporation (2) Do your research, EVEN Ford has a better business model, cheaper hybrid, and ohhhhhhhhh~They didn't take the bailout. (3) Look at the BIGGER picture, this isn't just about Chevy vs. Audi. Read the article $40,000 buys hell of alot of car (Hybrids included) anywhere else but GOVERNMENT MOTORS.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:29 AM on Sep. 5, 2009
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