Friday, March 27, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt Electric Range Review

Car Junkie - 2016 Chevrolet Volt Electric Range - Nearly five years ago, the 2010 Chevrolet Volt as the the first generation, had been launched to be the forerunner - and is now going to turn into All-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The predicate of a range-extended electric car has been debated among society. A longer battery range became a big reason for GM why to call the car. What more from Volt which other brands of plug-in hybrids can't perform? As long as you have remaining charge in your battery, you'll get the engine keep off. Chevrolet knew it was what people love so they provided more range of the battery.

Suppose we all want to observe and expect more for the next-generation Chevy Volt, and that is All-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt which is scheduled to show up sometime this year. This car should also boasts on its new mode on the engine-on operation to give more efficiency under any circumstances. Anything is going on, once its battery is empty, Volt will still become other conventional hybrids.

2016 Chevy Volt
Second-generation Volt

2016 Chevy Volt Review

Yes! The second-generation Chevy Volt will go on offering the best. Who wants a lower cost on fuel, driving up to fifty miles with a battery charge, more spacious passenger's seat? The significant changes can be looked from both interior and exterior designs, even for the bottom. Adding more new gasoline and electric units, reducing weight and all redesigns aim to bring the Volt in better performance and more appealing look.

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2016 Chevy Volt concept

The sales rate for 2010 Volts was not relatively regrettable, yet somehow its presence seemed not to give any big impacts on its equal-segment competitors like Ford Fusion Hybrid and Toyota Prius to get rid off. That's why the current Volt needs to update and upgrade in any potential parts. Since refinement is not merely what they have to work on, Chevrolet should be able to provide great preferences in terms of riveting buyers' attention.

Engine and Battery Pack

All-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will come in a new chassis to switch the current one, while they remain the T-shaped battery pack. It can effectively improve packaging and reduce weight. The automaker also claims that the lithium-ion battery improvement with fewer cells will store more of energy and the weight also reduces 21 pounds.

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2016 Chevy Volt engine

Furthermore, the lower mounted cells is offering more comfortable handling. Chevrolet states that the 2 small electric motors of the drive system turns the weight down up to 100 pounds and costs less rather than one unit of a large engine. A 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine will go with those electric motors which produce 101 horsepower - and the engine itself will give 149 horsepower and 294 pound-feet torque.

The unleaded fuel based engine work mainly on generating electricity to the battery and certainly becomes the only power if the battery is running out. It means that the Volt can go on the engine as the only power or together with the electric motors. From the significant wight loss the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt is expected to come in faster acceleration and better stability. More interesting statement from Chevrolet is that the All-new Volt runs faster (0-60 mph / 8.4 seconds). It must return 41 mpg and 420 miles with full gas and charge.

Interior Design

The rear seat is extended from two seats to three-seat capacity. So it will have 5-seat passenger capacity for 2016 model year. In favor of appearing more slimmer, the rear headroom is unfortunately a bit narrowed. Careful overhaul, an inductive charging pad, adjustable deceleration and redesigned center stack will complete the new Volt's interior.

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2016 Chevy Volt interior pictures

What's more?
The 2016 Chevy Volt will also feature heated rear seats, navigation aids, leather upholstery and other optional driver assists.


Let's take an example from its rivals in plug-in Hybrid segment, the Fusion Energy which came in less electric range and as we know it costs more than the current Chevy Volt. The Ford Fusion Energy, however, has had three rear seats for back passengers. For less electric-only range is also offered by Toyota Prius which is about 15 miles, instead, it has more cargo room and larger rear seats. Another one with low electric range is Honda Accord which appears more attractive of its interior designs and preferable features. For a new arrival may belong to BMW that offers a higher price tag. Our conclusion is the All-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is worth to show up.

Colors Available

There will be at least 7 color options for 2016 Volt; heather grey metallic, siren red tintcoat, mosaic black metallic, silver ice metallic, kinetic blue metallic, iridescent pearl tricoat and summit white. Chevrolet seems to offer 17-inch aluminum wheels in 2 different models.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt color options


- LT Details
18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, all new voltect electric drive unit & 1.5-liter gas power generator, 5-passenger seats, 17-inch aluminum wheels, ten airbags, rear vision camera, PEPS (passive start/entry), leather steering wheel with Regen On-Demand, 8-inch DIC screen (diagonal color driver information), 8-inch diagonal color touch screen (Chevrolet MyLink).

- LTZ Details
17-inch aluminum wheels (premium painted pockets), rear and front park assist, advanced park assist, ambient lighting, heated rear and front seats, heated steering wheel, heated outside rearview mirrors, wireless charging for devices.

See more pictures in the video below!

Price and Release Date

Despite the company has not given any further information regarding the estimated price and the exact release date, but we know that the significant cost saving should decrease the previous price of the today's Volt. What a bliss to hear that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will cost more affordable, isn't it?
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