2016 Chevrolet Volt electric car review, changes

2016 Chevrolet Volt electric car review, changes


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The 2016 Chevrolet Volt presentation was definitely the hottest debut when it comes to green cars on 2015 North American International Auto Show. This nice piece of Chevrolet electric car competes with Prius, and for this year Chevy announced that new model is going to come with the same all electric range as Toyota’s vehicle and that it will also come with additional fifth seat. We can expect to see new Chevrolet Volt 2016 in dealerships in first half of 2015.

Chevrolet Volt 2016 Exterior

After this announcement everybody expected some big changes on the Chevrolet Volt 2016 exterior and a longer wheelbase, but they were surprised after the new generation vehicle came with the look which was almost the same as the one from last year. Of course there are some exterior changes, from sleeker look, to some cosmetic changes in the front fascia and of course the charger light, but the wheelbase and overall length and width stayed the same. There are 6 different 2016 Chevrolet Volt colors options: Kinetic Blue Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Summit White, Siren Red Tintcoat, Silver Ice Metallic and Mosaic Black Metallic.

Interior of 2016 Chevrolet Volt

So where did they found a place to put this miracle fifth seat in Chevrolet Volt 2016. Previous models came with only two seats in the back row. In between them there was a piece of hard plastic that prevented third person to sit there, and was attached on the plastic frame in front of it which covered this vehicle’s lithium-ion battery. Now instead of plastic there is a third seat, although battery is still placed in front of it. Technically it is possible to fit another adult passenger on the third seat, but practically all three passengers from the back row will feel cramped, especially the one sitting in the middle because of the battery bump.

2016 Chevrolet Volt electric car range, price

Another great update for this model is the longer all electric range that new Volt is able to accomplish. Chevy announced a great increase and the ability to reach 50 mpg and therefor compete with Toyota Prius that comes with the same all electric range. They did increase this model’s range, but only for 4 additional miles, so in opposing to 37 miles range that the last model came with,new model comes with 41, which is still far behind the Toyota Prius.

Another thing is the increase of this vehicles fuel efficiency which is now 50 mpg in combined conditions, which is the same as its fierce rival. We are still not sure is this information also little bit too much or the new Chevrolet Volt 2016 is really able to achieve fuel economy this high. New model comes with revised 1,5 liter four cylinder engine that provides it a longer range together with its two electric motors that are able to act as generators as well. Battery has little bit bigger capacity this year and instead of 17,1 kWh it has 18,4 kWh capacity and it is made out of lithium-ion cells.

2016 Chevrolet Volt Release date and Price

There is still no information about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt release date. Production of new Chevrolet electric car started in December, last year, so we think the new model will arrive in the showrooms around April or May this year. There is also no official information about Chevrolet Volt 2016 price, and we can expect at least a few thousand dollars increase if not even more.

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