2016 Chevrolet Volt teased, will debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 8, 2014

GM finally announced that the next-generation Chevy Volt will debut in January, at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. These words came from Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney. In addition, the manufacturer said that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will continue on the same successful path taken by the current version but declined to give us any details regarding its new technology.

A source revealed us the fact that the 2016 Volt will offer an electric range of around 200 miles (320 km) but still, nothing is official. Priced from $34,170, the current Chevrolet Volt uses a 1.4-liter gasoline power range extender that generates 84 hp and powers the 55kW generator as well as by an electric motor developing 149 hp (111 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque.

Energy is stored in the 17.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, which offers a range of 37 miles (60 km), while helped by the internal combustion engine the range is 500 km (310 mph). We do expect to see some impressive numbers from the 2016 Volt.

Press Release

Next Generation Volt to debut at 2015 NAIAS

The next generation Chevrolet Volt will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney said today.

The 2016 Volt will build on the award-winning original’s strong foundation of technology innovation. Volt sales were up 13 percent in July and more than 65,000 have been sold since it was introduced – making it the best-selling plug-in passenger car in the U.S. market.

Volt owners are driving more than 63 percent of their overall miles in electric vehicle mode, collectively logging more than 500 million gas-free miles since the Volt’s retail debut in 2010. That has saved more than 25 million gallons of gasoline.

While the driving range in EV mode can be affected by temperature, driving technique and terrain, the ease with which Volt drivers are avoiding gasoline use demonstrates the Volt’s suitability for almost any lifestyle.

Volt owners who charge regularly typically drive more than 970 miles between fill-ups and visit the gas station less than once a month.

The Volt has received multiple customer satisfaction awards from leading third-parties. According to a recent leading independent satisfaction survey, the Volt is the highest-rated compact car under $55,000. Owners are showing their satisfaction as well. For the past three years, a leading customer publication has reported survey results showing more than 90 percent of Volt owners said they would definitely buy a Volt again.

The Volt continues to draw buyers from non-General Motors’ products. In the 2013 calendar year, nearly seven of 10 new Volt buyers traded in a non-GM vehicle, the majority of which were Toyota Priuses.

Among its accolades, the 2014 Volt has been recognized for its safety, most recently receiving the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2014 Top Safety Pick+ designation for vehicles equipped with an available Forward Collision Alert system.

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