General Motors has announced the second generation Volt has been developed exclusively with a left-hand drive configuration.

General Motors has announced the second generation Volt has been developed exclusively with a left-hand drive configuration.

Unveiled back in January at NAIAS in Detroit, the 2016 Volt will only be a LHD affair as Holden's senior manager of product communications Kate Lonsdale said the model will not be commercialized in Australia since Chevrolet developed the model only with a left-hand drive layout. The announcement comes as a disappointment for potential customers from the Land Down Under as the new Volt is expected be cheaper than its predecessor and will have a longer electric range (at 50 miles) as well as a more conventional design.

The Holden Volt went on sale in Australia in 2012, but since then only 246 cars were sold mainly because of the prohibitive starting price of 59,990 AUD. It is believed the current stocks of the Holden Volt are almost empty so you will have to hurry to grab one.

Perhaps GM will decide to sell the Aussie-designed production version of the Bolt EV concept which in United States is expected for the 2017 model year with a 200-mile (322 km) range and a $30,000 starting price.

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