The news about the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is sweeping the net currently. The long awaited Chevrolet vehicle has been unveiled during the Detroit Motor Show a few days ago and the excitement is still pressing. The vehicle has been announced long time ago and the all the info about it has been pretty scarce while the spy photos did not help much either.
The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is described as the most customer inspired car ever built. To make their car, people from Chevrolet decided to ask the fans and their faithful audience to tell them what they actually want out of the new vehicle. What the audience wanted from the new car is that it could be made with an extend the EV range and also to make it more fun to drive.
Well the first one was easy, as the producers of the new Volt vehicle have managed to come up with a battery-cell chemistry which enables the car to have an increased capacity and generally last longer. The weight of the battery has also been reduced so a much lighter car is on the way this time. As for the other part of enhancing the joy of riding this car, it was a bit difficult to achieve, but in order to find out if Chevrolet has managed to pull it out you will need to sit in a Volt car and drive it yourself and not just sit and read the news about it.
2016 Chevrolet Volt Exterior
Interestingly enough, the look of the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt car has been designed in a wind tunnel. This has greatly added to the vehicle’s aerodynamic properties and made it sleeker and with less wind resistance. At the front you will notice a two part radiator grille with a quite evolutionary design, and with the new headlights makes the new look of the Chevrolet Volt car complete.
The B-pillars are kept the same as the previous model which also manages to keep a fastback-like silhouette as well. At the back you will see the new sharpish and stylish headlights and a sculptured trunk lid, topping the entire look of the car off. This actually makes for the clean sheet design, as the people from Chevrolet are actually calling it.
All in all, the exterior keeps its four door hunchback sedan look, but with lots of improvements. The car is now trimmed down, toned down and tamed down from the front the sides and all the way to the behind. Although some parts have been kept, like the front fascia for instance, the car is a beauty and certainly gets our vote when it comes to the design of the vehicle.
The first difference with the late model of the Chevrolet Volt is that this time the inside offers the seating for five passengers, one more than the previous model had. Also the technology which the car uses has also been upgraded as well. Now the inside of the car has been equipped with an eight-inch color screen, fitted on the central control, which can be used to find about all the vital information which are need about the car while you are driving.
An interesting feature is the additionally provided eight-inch touch screen , which has been added to the center stack, and has been connected with the rear-view cameras of the vehicle. The picture is sent to you via Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system, so you are able to see what is actually going on right behind you.
The design of the inside actually seems quite traditional, as the makers have decided to keep it simple. There are three choices in color scheme while the seats come in Volt-exclusive brandy with jet-black accents. Besides the already mentioned screens which are added, the Volt now uses the more accessible and useful switchgear, which has proven to be more reliable and easier to use while driving.
Engine of 2016 Chevrolet Volt
The car uses a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a compact electric motor. The car can in total achieve a power of 101-horsepower, while the battery includes a 8.4 kWh battery pack. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt can achieve a speed of 60 mph from a standstill in just 8.4 seconds.
The recharge time of the battery pack is about 4.5 hours, if you use a 240-volt charger that is, but if you decide to use a 120-volt, the charging might last for about 13 hours. If you recharge your car in home surroundings, the car includes a GPS data which will automatically recognize the power source and adjust its setting to charge the car correctly.
Price and Release Date
The Volt has made its world debut at the Detroit Motor Show. As for the release date of the production model and its arrival at stores we are estimating it for the late summer of this year. The price on the other hand is great news for the fans, as the car is priced less than the previous model. You will need to spend around 30.00 dollars for the base model of the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt.