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All-New 2016 Chevy Volt Hybrid Debuts at Detroit Auto Show


The newly redesigned 2016 Chevy Volt hybrid plug-in four-door sedan electrified the crowd when it rolled onto stage at the prestigious North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit this January.

Bold Meets Beautiful

The next generation Chevy Volt maintains the car’s signature stylistic DNA, while offering a natural, flowing exterior design that is tighter, bolder, and cleaner. It sports a purposeful and aggressive new stance that’s been fine-tuned in the wind tunnel for optimal aerodynamic efficiency. The aesthetics were deliberately designed to express the Volt’s uniqueness, while still maintaining a sense of familiarity.

2016 Chevy Volt Hybrid


On the inside, the 2016 Chevy Volt features a handsome, redesigned, five-passenger cabin with simplified and intuitive controls. Evoking a modern and contemporary feel, the Volt’s refreshed interior creates a sophisticated and refined ambiance with enhanced ergonomics that put the driver firmly in control. A customizable eight-inch color LED instrument cluster provides key driving data like speed, remaining charge, fuel, and other metrics. A sleek eight-inch touchscreen color LED display with “pinch and zoom” capability is mounted above the center stack. It’s used in conjunction with Chevy’s exclusive MyLink “infotainment” suite which offers available 4G LTE wi-fi connectivity.

Taking Innovation to the Next Level

The next-gen Volt’s hybrid electric/gas engine and transmission have been completely re-engineered to afford an improved driving experience. Most notably, the Volt can now travel up to 50 miles on all-electric power, which is a noticeable improvement over the first-generation Volt’s driving range. This is the result of a new battery pack design that boosts efficiency by 20 percent while weighing 30 pounds less than its predecessor.

Additionally, the 2016 Volt now features an all-aluminum, Atkinson-cycle, direct-injection 1.5 liter EcoTec inline, four-cylinder gasoline engine with a peak output of 101 hp at 5,600 rpms. The new transmission setup now has two separate motors and two planetary gears that offer five operating modes: Normal, Sport, Mountain, and Hold. With a weight savings of nearly 250-pounds, and in combination with the electric motor, the new Volt can go up to a mind-boggling 1,000 miles between gasoline fill-ups, with a total range of 400 miles.

Not only does the 2016 Chevy Volt impress with stunning looks, interior refinements, and unmatched, eco-friendly fuel economy, it also has an array of innovative and technologically advanced safety features, including:

  •  Lane Keep Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Forward Safety Awareness
  • OnStar®

Furthermore, the all-new Chevy Volt features 10 strategically placed airbags, as well as a strong, lightweight frame to increase overall vehicle strength and stability.

Since its inception in 2010, the revolutionary Chevy Volt has racked up more than 1.2 billion miles, with 700,000 of those in EV mode, saving more than 35 million gallons of gasoline, making it the number-one selling plug-in hybrid in America. The next evolution of the Chevy Volt – along with the much-anticipated debut of the 2017 Chevy Bolt all-electric hatchback – are sure to keep Chevrolet charging forward into the future of cutting-edge automotive technology.

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