Chevrolet will officially introduce the all-new 2016 Volt in January at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit but just like any other carmaker, Chevy wanted to tease the new vehicle once again. As expected, no details or specs were released just an explanation about how the 2016 Chevy Volt was camouflaged.
What we do know about the upcoming vehicle is that it will be capable to offer an all-electric range of up to 200 miles or 320 km, which is quite remarkable if we take a look at the current model’s electric range of just 37 miles or 60 km.
“If it were up to me it would be a shoebox driving down the road,” said Lionel Perkins, GM camouflage engineer.
“The design team wants us to cover more of the vehicle and the engineering team needs to have enough of the vehicle’s weight and aero exposed so that the tests in the development process are consistent with the product that will come to market.”
Still, if you don’t want to wait until the new generation arrives, you can still get the current 2014 Chevrolet Volt which starts at $34,170.
For those who don’t know, the current Volt is powered by a 1.4-liter petrol range extender that generates 84 hp and powers the 55 kWh generator as well as by an electric motor that produces 149 hp (111 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque.
In addition, the Volt carries a 17.1 kWh lithium-ion battery. With a full tank of fuel and with a fully charged battery, the Volt offers a range of 500 km or 310 mph.