There’s a lot to be said about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt and drivers, and car enthusiasts, should feel a sense of excitement with this one. Simply taking a look at the vehicle will prove the immense of time and effort the machine has gone through in R&D. GM really did a number to their extended-range electric vehicle lineup with this one.
Upon sitting at the driver’s seat, this 2nd-gen model does live up to the hype. But will all the features and specs installed into this automobile become a ‘best-seller’ this time around?
A Look at the 2016 Chevrolet Volt
The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt has more all-electric mileage than its predecessor (it covers 53 miles as compared to only 38 from its predecessor). It is also more fuel efficient (106 combined MPGe versus the old 98) for an overall value, or you could look at it just when the car is burning up gas (42 miles per gallon versus the old 37). All of these gathered data simply amounts to the car to bump up its overall range from 380 to 420 miles.
The battery of the 2016 Chevy Volt is smaller and lighter this time around. This offers more energy capacity for the vehicle. While the battery is smaller, the range-extending gas engine is bigger by 0.1-liters. However, it is still more efficient and will be able to burn regular gasoline instead of filling it up with premium.
The price for purchasing this new vehicle from GM is also lower as compared to its predecessor. It is a car that will most likely compete against the likes of the Toyota Prius and the Nissan Leaf. Even though these cars have varying traits, specs, and designs, these are all headline green cars from their respective manufacturers. But on paper, the new Volt is the clear winner.
People who have owned, driven, or even taken a look at the old Chevrolet Volt will immediately notice the changes with GM’s new model. A lot of the alterations can be found front and center. The new variant had the panel deleted and replaced it with an 8-inch infotainment screen and some HVAC controls. The controls are replaced with real physical ones instead of the previous model’s touch sensitive buttons. It’s new, but good nonetheless as physical versions do work a lot better than their touch sensitive counterparts.
Looking at the details on paper, many are already waiting to get their hands on the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt to take home to their driveway.