#NextGenVolt is recharged and redesigned to take you further
The 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) began today and the much anticipated, and teased, 2016 Next Gen Chevrolet Volt has finally been revealed. It was worth the wait. The all-new Volt represents a merger of technological innovation, novel design, all fueled by current Volt owners’ perspectives.
The Chevrolet Volt is the best-selling plug-in passenger car in the US, with cumulative sales reaching over 69,000. Since it’s launch in 2010, Volt owners have driven more than 700 million all-electric miles, and counting! Engineers and designers applied real-world knowledge and direct customer feedback to refine the next-generation Volt from front to back – developing a sportier, more intuitive, fun-to-drive, exceptionally efficient, and totally unique Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (EREV.)
What’s New on the 2016 Volt
- Up to 50 miles of purely electric driving on a full, single charge.
- More than 400 total miles range (gas + electric) with a full charge and full tank.
- Owners who charge regularly are expected to average over 1,000 miles between visits to the gas station.
- Location-based charging helps make charging at home more convenient.
- Regen on Demand™ feature provides a unique driver engagement feature to return energy to the battery while slowing the vehicle.
- 8-inch diagonal IP screen provides real-time vehicle info, such as energy use
- Chevrolet MyLink™ packed with infotainment
- OnStar® 4G LTE with Wi-Fi for up to 7 devices (3 month / 3GB – whichever comes first – free trial)
- Available active safety technology
You can also just watch this video:
- Athletic, sports car-inspired styling – but still retains iconic Volt DNA
- Distinctive metallic grille pads and Volt appliques on fenderes
- All-new 17-inch aluminum wheel designs for both trim levels
- More intuitive, simplified controls
- Touch-screen controls similar to apps on smartphones and tablets
- Better organized buttons on center stack
- Warmer interior colors and softer materials
- Blue ambient interior lighting (uplevel trim)
- Available heated seats and leather-wrapped heated steering wheel
- 60/40 split flat-folding rear seat
Package Levels: Base Model & Uplevel Model
Key Standard Base Content:
- 17-inch painted aluminum wheels
- Body-color outside rear view mirror caps
- Body-color door handles with chrome accents
- LED low-beam headlamps
- LED DRLs
- 10 standard airbags (2 more than first generation Volt)
- Rear vision camera
- Passive-entry push-button start
- Leather-wrapped steering with with Regen on Demand
- Single-zone auto climate control
- 8-inch color IP cluster with 4 themes
- 2 Front USB ports/auxiliary input
- Rear heat ducts
- 5-passenger seating
- Rear armrest
- 60/40 split flat-folding rear seat
Key Uplevel Content
Everything above, plus:
- Uplevel wheel design with premium finish
- Heated outside rear view mirrors
- Leather-appointed seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated front seats
- Bose® premium sound system
- Front/Rear park assist
- Advanced park assist
- Ambient light pipes in front doors
- Wireless charging* for devices
- Heated rear seats
- Auto-dimming inside rear view mirror
- Illuminated visors
In addition to the 2 extra airbags, the new Volt’s body includes advanced high-strength steel which both reduces mass and improves strength. There will also be 2 available driver alert technology packages. The safety awareness package with include side blind-zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, and lane change alert. The enhanced safety awareness package will include forward collision alert, lane keep assist/lane departure warning, low-speed collision imminent braking, and high beam assist.
The Next Gen Volt will still feature normal, sport, mountain, and hold drive modes – with the normal mode having broader capability. And if you have driven a Volt before, you probably noticed how quick and powerful it accelerates, which has also gone unchanged on the 2016 model. And the big new performance feature is called Regen on Demand™. This feature returns energy to the battery when the driver pulls the paddle on the steering wheel. The kinetic energy is captured and sent back to the battery, while slowing down the vehicle. Note: Drivers will still have to press the brake pedal to come to a complete stop.
You can also check out this video below to learn more about the Next Gen Volt’s technological development:
The 2016 Volt will become available Fall 2015. To get more updates on the Volt as they’re available, fill out the contact form below and we’ll keep you in the loop!
Bonus: Chevrolet also revealed another concept at the Detroit Auto Show this morning – the 2017 Chevrolet BoltEV – an all-electric vehicle designed to compete against Tesla Motor Company’s upcoming more-affordable models. And it’s super futuristic. Read more about the Chevy Bolt Concept here.