The 2016 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback model is a new upgrade in the hybrid cars manufactured by General Motors. Beauty and brilliance made into one, this model is also no exception to its predecessors. The original model for Volt was launched in 2010, and the new Volt 2016 is of the new and improved second generation of the respective model. It is a pure battery-only electric vehicle, but also embedded with a sleek and stylish exterior.
2016 Chevrolet Volt Redesign, Exterior
Volt is still a 4 door hatchback, but it carries a classier, sportier, more aggressive look. Though the company has degraded the rear see-through panels and has toned down the front and tail lamps, but the traditional volt look can still be seen in the new Chevrolet Volt Hatchback model. The panels are made of aluminium both for the hood and the hatch. Energy conserving LED lights are used for the headlights and tail lamps.
The detailed and carved metal sheets for the body of the vehicle is said to be inspired by toned athletes. 17 inch 5 spoke wheels (aluminium) and 17-inch Y-split silver coated aluminium insets both are the wheel sizes and types. Volt’s length is 180.4 inches, its width 71.2 inches, its height 56.4 inches, and its wheelbase is around 106.1 inches.
2016 Chevrolet Volt Interior
The inner cabin comes in three different choices; black and brandy, ash grey and jet black. The switch gear is added that has different knobs for climate control. The Chevrolet Mylink system is controlled by an 8-inch diagonal touch screen fixed in between the centre of the dashboard. There are fewer buttons on the screen which have proved to help in more convenient operating the vehicle. The bucket seats were replaced by bench seat, making the 4 seaters a 5+ seater. Heated steering wheel and wireless charging sockets are optional, though.
2016 Volt Engine
The Chevrolet Volt hybrid engine of the car has a new 1.5 litre I4 engine that runs on gasoline, the batteries have also been upgraded by tempering with its formulas, with the help of LG Chem, General Motors was able to make the battery lighter (45 kg less) and fewer in count (198 from 288) and also allows the cell to store up twenty percent more than it used to, the battery capacity is now 18.4KWh. A new power controller is also used by the battery pack.
This has enabled the Chevrolet Volt to drive about 50 mi (80 km) using only the electricity produced by the battery without converting into gasoline. Maximum engine speed being 5600(rpm), and the fuel consumption being 41 miles an hour after the electric battery dies. A 19% stronger 0-30 acceleration has been stated by its producer. The new Chevrolet Volt 2016 Hatchback also uses state of the art lane assist technologies and as well as rear cross alerts and forward safety alerts. Passenger air bags and anti-lock brakes are the standard safety features of the car.
Price and Release Date
2016 Chevrolet Volt cost will be between $30,000 and $35,000, while the release date being between the second half of 2015, but the model year will be 2016. Sleek, smart and economic, this hybrid is a must have for those who are eco minded and crazy for gizmos and gadgets while wanting to drive a sporty classy car.