At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show the new second generation hybrid sedan Chevrolet Volt was premiered, GM has spent about 435 million dollars for research and development of the new hybrid car. Exterior of the new Chevrolet Volt was declassified one week before the debut, the hybrid was shown at CES Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Compared with its predecessor, the exterior of the second generation Chevrolet Volt turned out much sleeker.
When will the 2016 Chevrolet Volt be available?
The cost of the new Chevrolet Volt and the start date of its sales in the US will be announced later. It is expected to be in this year fall or later. The price might be a bit higher than for current generation Volt. Exact Chevrolet Volt release date will be announced later.
Release date: late 2015
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2016 Chevrolet Volt photos
2016 Chevy Volt changes
The 2016 model year Chevrolet Volt is a completely different car in comparison with the previous model. It has new body, exterior design become more futuristic; brand new interior with hi-end gadgets, and what is more important improved drivetrain and hybrid system including battery.
Exterior and interior changes
Contours of the body in 2016 Chevrolet Volt has become much smoother and more harmonious. Fashionable image complements headlights and chrome inserts on radiator grille and front bumper. Interior of the new Volt become much more attractive with significantly improved materials used in finishing and upholstery, new design of the front panel, instrument panel, center console and door cards.
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Following the latest trends in industry, 2nd generation Chevrolet Volt has got color display dashboard instead of ordinary gauges. Now it is more traditional in terms of design and you might not notice that you’re inside of hybrid car. The first generation Chevy Volt has more futuristic and impressive design.
As before, the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid. It is moving by hybrid propulsion system consisting of a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, with the output of 101 hp (Predecessor used 84horsepower 1.4 engine), two electric motors and a set of lithium-ion battery with capacity of 18.4 kilowatt-hours versus 17.1 kWh in previous model.
As in other plug-in hybrid systems, the internal combustion engine is only used to recharge the 2016 chevy volt batterry, stored energy can be replenished by connecting the car to a power socket. A full charge from the conventional power socket 120 V takes about 13 hours, and about 4.5 hours for 240 volt.
The new Chevrolet Volt is able to overcome 50 miles (80 km) in all-electric mode which is twelve miles more than in the previous gen car. With a fully filled tank with capacity of 8,9 US gallons (33.7 L) and fully charged battery, the mileage is 420 miles (676 km).
Increased mileage contributed not only to the new batteries and engine, but also to the reduction of vehicle weight. Thus, both electric motors around 100 lbs (45 kg) lighter than in the 1st generation Volt, and the battery due to reduction of the number of cells in it from 288 to 192, began to weigh less than 20 lbs (9 kg).
Features and performance
Furthermore, 2016 model year Chevrolet Volt received new engine control program unit, whereby in all driving modes both electric motors are used, not only one of them like before. It is allowed to make a hybrid more dynamic. It is accelerates from 0 to 30 mph (50 kmh) in 2.7 seconds, and up to a sixty Volt II accelerates in 8.6 seconds.
Another useful feature is the ability to choose the best time and place to recharge your batteries. The owner can set the parameters so that, for example, the battery charging process occurs during the time of lower electricity pay rates, or when the load on the grid is minimal.
Article about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is an actual information.
Chevrolet Volt brand history
Chevrolet Volt, also known as Opel/Vauxhall Ampera in Europe and Holden Volt in Australia debuted in 2010. It is 5-door hatchback belongs to compact cars segment. Chevrolet Volt is the first popular hybrid car used internal combustion engine only like the generator for charging the batteries which in advance moving the wheels. This scheme is differ from more traditional way used in Toyota Prius or other hybrids. From 2011 till now Volt doesn’t receive any design updates, but the trim levels and equipment list was changed 3 times. Chevrolet Volt received many awards as the best green car and the car of the year both in North America and Europe (2011).
Prices, specifications, options, features of 2016 Chevrolet Volt could change without notice.