2016 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2015 Chevrolet Volt
As promised the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The second generation Volt has been redesigned inside and out; and although it still looks like a Volt the design is more mainstream, resembling a regular sedan rather than an odd electric car that we were introduced to in 2011 when the first Volt debuted. The current Volt was like no other, easily distinguishable on the road as something as unique as it was. This time around, the 2016 Volt silhouette bares a striking resemblance to the Dodge Dart, and has even been compared to Volvo S60. Nevertheless, as the Volt is now a regular on our streets its striking design has evolved with new headlights and grill that are comparable to other Chevrolets but still different enough for onlookers to see it’s not a regular automobile.
When the 2016 Volt was teased at CES we predicted that Chevrolet was hiding the rear end for a reason. As it turns out the back half of the new Volt has been significantly redesigned. It sports a rounder trunk with new taillights that are less futuristic-looking than what the Volt was going for when it first debuted. On the inside the square, the outdated dashboard is replaced with a sleeker one that contains less icons, making it easier to operate. The cabin also appears bigger and more open. The new Volt can now seat five occupants with three in the rear seat. Although the middle seat can only fit a small child it has more room than the current four-seater.
The major highlight of the new 2016 Volt comes ‘under the hood’. Chevrolet has made great strides in range advancements in order to eliminate range anxiety. The new propulsion system is more efficient and gives the plug-in an estimated total driving range of 400 miles. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt will go on sale in the second half of 2015.