2016 Chevy Volt Release Date
It is an exciting week for the automotive industry thanks to the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Many different automotive companies are announcing redesigns as well as adding vehicles to their lineup. One of these vehicles is the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt. The Volt is a popular model for Chevrolet and here at Craig Dunn Motor City, we can’t wait to see this new model in person. Today we’ll take a look at what we know about the 2016 Chevy Volt release date so far.
The 2016 Chevy Volt has been updated to include a sleeker, sportier design, greater efficiency, more powerful acceleration and more. The new Volt will also have some added technology and advancements along with a redesigned interior that provides comfortable seating for five. The exterior design has a flowing shape to it that improves aerodynamics and style. It still has the classic Volt front-end but it has a bright upper and lower grille pads. It also has an exciting interior design with blue ambient lighting and an eight-inch-diagonal touch screen that serves as the centre of the Chevrolet MyLink System.
Another improved feature for the 2016 Chevy Volt is the new Voltec propulsion system. The second-generation Voltec extended range electric vehicle (EREV) propulsion system increases the all-electric driving range, improved efficiency and more powerful acceleration. This new system includes the battery, drive unit, range-extending engine and power electronics. The 2016 Volt will be powered by an 18.4 kWh battery system and 1.5L engine.
The Volt will also have a more convenient charging process. It will be easier for owners to know when the Volt is charging as well as how much of a charge it has remaining. There will even by a designed tone that indicates when charging has begun with an additional tone for delayed charging as well as an indicator that alerts the owner when the charge port door was left open after unplugging but before entering the vehicle. There will also be an available illuminated charge port that will make it easier to plug in the Volt in the dark.
2016 Volt Highlights
45 kg (100 lbs) lighter
Stronger body structure
New braking system
Available rear heated seats
Battery capacity upgraded to 18.4 kWh using 192 cells
120V portable cord set as a more compact design with more convenient storage location
Standard rear-vision camera
Ten standard air bags
These are just a few of the many changes and upgrades the next generation Volt has received. Here at Craig Dunn Motor City, we can’t wait to see the 2016 Chevy Volt in person. It is predicted to hit the market in the second half of 2015, but we will keep you updated on everything Volt related. Check back here often for more Buick, GMC or Chevy updates.