Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt To Debut Next Year


  • 2014 Chevrolet Volt Picture

    2014 Chevrolet Volt Picture

    The next-generation Chevrolet Volt will debut for the 2016 model year, adopting an evolutionary styling change from today's car. | March 06, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • The second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric hybrid car will be introduced next year, Edmunds has learned.
  • The 2016 Volt will be redesigned and developed on a new front-drive vehicle platform developed by General Motors.
  • The redesigned Volt will undergo an evolutionary styling change.

DETROIT — The second-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric hybrid car will be introduced next year, industry sources tell Edmunds.

The 2016 Volt will be redesigned and developed on a new front-drive vehicle platform developed by General Motors.

A dramatic styling change is not planned for the car, however.

"It is different, but not drastically different," according to a source who asked not to be identified. "Just really a bit of a styling change to it."

The Volt competes with the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius, among others.

The current-generation Volt's styling has remained unchanged since its introduction in 2010. Only one model is offered, a five-door hatchback.

The 2014 Volt is equipped with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that powers a generator that recharges the lithium-ion batteries. The car can run in pure electric mode for an EPA-estimated 38 miles. When the gasoline-powered generator kicks in, the Volt can be driven up to 380 miles on a full charge and a full tank of gasoline.

It is not known if the redesigned Volt will have a longer driving range.

The Chevrolet Volt and the recently introduced 2014 Cadillac ELR coupe share the gasoline-electric powertrain.

Edmunds says: With Chevrolet offering attractive deals on the Volt, now might be the time to acquire one, rather than waiting for the redesign.

Comments

  • jeffinoh jeffinoh Posts:

    I hope the redesign gets rid of the black accent strip under the side glass. Never liked it. I saw a 2014 at the local car show and the top model has a super-upgraded interior of leather and faux suede, as well as exterior colors historically assoiated with Cadillac, such as dark bronzemist. When is Buick getting a Volt? We need a 'tweener.

  • markstip markstip Posts:

    A new Volt for 2016. Wow why did Cadillac bother with the ELR? Anyway Chevy need to offer the Volt in a Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon and maybe a sporty 2 seat'er with a removable roof panel.

  • markhb markhb Posts:

    I see the words introduced and debut, but not the words for sale. Call me paranoid, but will GM actually be selling the 2016MY Volt in 2015, or will it be a reveal of the new model with sales to follow in 2016? And I agree with Jeff and Mark, get rid of the black trim under the windows and bring on more models of EREV vehicles. But my big wish is that my next Volt have at least 42 miles of AER and bigger back seats. The leg room back there is completely inadequate.

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