DETROIT — The next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt online configurator is now live, giving shoppers who are considering the plug-in hybrid a chance to experiment with different trim levels and color combinations ahead of the car's dealership debut in the fall.
The 2016 Volt, which is more efficient and less expensive than the 2015 model, is offered in two trim levels and seven different exterior colors, including the striking Kinetic Blue Metallic shown on the Volt at its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.
The two trim levels are the Volt LT and LTZ. Details on the Volt LT include 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, a rearview camera and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The uplevel Volt LTZ includes 17-inch aluminum wheels with premium painted pockets, ambient lighting, heated steering wheel and wireless charging for devices.
The 2016 Volt will be offered in two cloth and three leather interior choices.
Pricing on the 2016 Volt was announced earlier this month. It will start at $33,995, including an $825 destination charge. The price reflects a $1,175 decrease compared to the 2015 Volt.
The 2016 Volt will provide an estimated 50 miles of all-electric driving range on a single charge, reflecting a 31-percent improvement over the first-generation Volt, according to GM. The EPA has not posted official fuel economy numbers on the new Volt.
Chevrolet has not posted pricing on the 2016 Volt LTZ.
Edmunds says: Prospective buyers are encouraged to play around with different looks and combinations for the 2016 Volt before heading to the dealership.