Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors is taking orders for the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Volt in seven launch markets across Canada. The new electric range-extended model will start at $41,545.

The Volt will initially be available in Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Oshawa (Ontario), Ottawa-Gatineau, Montreal and Quebec City in the third quarter of 2011. Within twelve months of the retail launch it will be available at dealerships nationwide.

The Volt will come in one standard trim level, with two option packages: a Premium Trim Package, and a Rear Camera and Park Assist Package.

The Volt will include warranty coverage of three years or 60,000 km bumper-to-bumper; five years or 160,000 km limited gasoline engine coverage; and eight years or 160,000 km limited warranty on the lithium-ion battery. Roadside assistance and courtesy transportation will be included for five years or 160,000 km.

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