It’s a new year, and another chance to join the growing legions of dedicated plug-in car owners across America and the world. The Chevy Volt was one of the first plug-in cars to hit the market, and for 2015 an all new one is slated to be revealed. GM is making a new years resolution to change the future of driving with the 2016 Chevy Volt. It’s ambitious, but I like it.
Last night the 2016 Chevy Volt was revealed at the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and while I don’t see the Corvette influence, it also seems to improve on the visuals of the original. But while we now have a look at the 2016 Volt, details on its specifications are being kept mum until its official debut in Detroit next week. But at least we have confirmation on its new looks, and GM didn’t screw it up.
What we know so far is that the new Volt will pack about 12% more electric driving range, Regen-On-Demand paddle shifters, and, well, not much else. Ideally there will be seating for five people instead of four, and better efficiency out of the gas generator to put it over the 40 MPG mark when running. All the way around GM is aiming to build a better car, one that can hopefully retake the sales crown from the Nissan LEAF, which has run away from Volt in monthly sales for most of 2014.
A new marketing campaign for the Volt is also in the works, which this video appears to be a part of. Rather than trying to explain what the Volt is, as early advertisements tried to do, GM seems to be ready to highlight just how much money and fuel owners saved by driving a Volt. Who doesn’t want to go over 900 miles between fill-ups, after all?