2014 Chevrolet Volt might receive a 2.0-liter turbo engine

Article by Christian A., on June 13, 2012

Hold off on buying that Chevrolet Volt you’ve been eyeing. If insider reports are to be believed, the 2014 model year will offer a much better performance. The Volt that was launched in the market last year is said to be produced by General Motors at a time when it was strapped for cash and couldn’t justify spending too much on optimizing the Volt.

But now, GM has been able to resolve its financial difficulties and with its success, it is now preparing to offer an improved lineup. Several days ago, it was announced that the 2013 Volt has a slightly improved range, equipped with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine.

Nevertheless, it’s likely to be eclipsed by the 2014 model that will use the more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged unit, which is set to appear on the Buick Verano next year. The isn’t very impressive. Of course, the performance isn’t really what draws customers to the Volt but it would be a good thing to have.

With the existing engine and electric drivetrain, the car produces 149 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. But according to leaked details, the 2.0-liter engine would deliver more than double what the current engine is capable of.

It’s possible that Chevrolet would rethink its drivetrain in order to keep gas mileage unchanged. But then, the Volt has a pre-tax credit price that’s relatively high so it wouldn’t hurt to give its horsepower a boost so that it could get more people interested in it.

The Chevrolet Volt's performance-oriented, sleek and strong built complements its electrically driven capacity, and feels like a luxurious, midsize sports car. This was achieved through its broad rear and front tracks (61.2 / 62.1 inches [1556 / 1578 mm]), a wheelbase of 105.7-inch (2685 mm), sculpted belt line, wheels-out stance, and premium execution.

Director of Design Bob Boniface said that the Volt is a groundbreaking car, and they wanted the style to make a very dynamic and elegant statement. He added that they wanted people to look at this car as a vehicle with refined and technical execution and surfaces that integrate to give crisp, clean creases and edges.

Collaborating tightly with aerodynamic engineers in GM's own wind tunnel to build the Volt, other auto engineers and designers made the most aerodynamic car in Chevy's history. Through cutting down the energy required to overcome air resistance, Chevrolet Volt aerodynamicists developed around eight miles of electric range, and another 50 miles of extended range.

Volt's circular and flush front end, tapered edges and grille allow air to flow easily in the vehicle to cut down drag. At the back, sharp edges and an intricately designed spoiler manage air flow. A rake on the windshield and back glass also contribute to cut down drag and turbulence.

Both in and out, flush relationships and element-to-element gap are as efficient if not better than any vehicle in the segment. Even the compartment is not set aside: All parts are held to a high level of appearance that goes along well with the rest of the vehicle, using similarly grained colors and surfaces.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Here comes Blue Arrow, a Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S tuned by Edo Competition that is even quicker and faster than the 911 GT2 RS. Moreover, it is definitely the...
by - July 24, 2017
Earlier this year, Ford had already begun deliveries of the Ford GT. However, the company has been experiencing some delays at their facility in Canada. This means that the next...
by - July 24, 2017
BMW has given the 2018 1-Series a facelift, and they have just released a ton of new photos and a couple of videos to show us what it’s got. Nevertheless,...
by - July 24, 2017
When Chevrolet came out with the 2018 Equinox last September, the facelifted model was offered in a diesel option for the first time, plus it weighed much less at 400...
by - July 23, 2017
If you are a huge fan of the hardcore GTS version, you probably know that the closest you could get to that model is the upgraded model of the M4...
by - July 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries