The 2016 Chevrolet Volt will make its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show but the manufacturer releases more details as the big event is getting closer. According to General Motors, the charging system found in the next-generation Volt is now easier to use in order to recharge the battery. Based on GPS data, the vehicle will know when it arrives “home” and will automatically adjust to that setting when it is at that location.
Moreover, users will be able to pre-set their vehicle’s charging level to 8 amps or 12 amps on 120V only and whether they wish to charge immediately or set a departure time for each day of the week.
In addition, the new charge status indicators show when the charging has begun, while delayed charging is show with additional tones. The system will indicate even if the charge port door was left open after unplugging.
Also, the 2016 Volt features an indicator light on the top of the instrument panel that will show the charge level. Chevrolet will also offer a new 120V portable cord set with a length of 25 feet. For improved accessibility, there is a new storage bin for the cord located on the left side of the rear cargo are.
The 2016 Volt’s brand-new, powerful design incorporates cues inspired by Chevy performance vehicle genes that were refined in the wind tunnel.
Among its new features are active grille shutters.
The Volt's sweeping, vibrant form draws inspiration from the sculpted bodies of athletes as well as the native contours of sands swept by the wind, with etched sides and fenders blending into the bonnet. The front look keeps the distinct Volt character, with brilliant grille pads above and below.
An impeccable attention to the details of the design elements, materials, and colours provides a better quality, modern impression to its look. It also keeps the distinct Volt emblem on the doors’ upper front sections, continuing to bear the identifier from the first model generation.
In the interior, the all-new Volt can seat five. Fresh colours radiate an attractive high-quality impression, offset by ambient blue lighting, while the more intuitively located controls make them simpler to use.
The Volt keeps its iconic twin-digital colour displays with an adjustable 8” diagonal screen in the instrument cluster to communicate driver data. An extra 8” diagonal touchscreen at the instrument panel centre controls the Chevy MyLink system.
There are fewer icons on the centre dashboard for easier operation. Separate knobs and buttons for temperature control below the display in the centre offer concise, easy use.