The Opel Ampera received a €7,600 price cut last year but that hasn't managed to improve sales. As a result, insiders are reporting the model will be dropped when Chevrolet introduces the next-generation Volt.

The Opel Ampera received a €7,600 price cut last year but that hasn't managed to improve sales. As a result, insiders are reporting the model will be dropped when Chevrolet introduces the next-generation Volt.

According to Automotive New Europe, Opel only sold 3,184 Amperas in 2013. Sales have further eroded this year as the company has only moved 332 Amperas through May. This, unsurprisingly, isn't enough to justify a second-generation.

As we have previously reported, the 2016 Volt will feature an aerodynamic design with curvaceous bodywork and a steeply raked windscreen. It is slated to ride on an all-new platform and have a "significantly" improved electric-only range that could be as high as 50-60 miles (80-96 km). There could also be a new entry-level variant that uses a smaller battery to reduce its base price.

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