2016 Chevrolet Volt

"New model features expressive, sleek design and delivers 80 kilometers of EV range"
Chevrolet unveiled the all new 2016 Volt electric car with extended range, showcasing a sleeker, sportier design that offers 80 kilometers of EV range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration.

The Volt's new, efficient propulsion system will offer a General Motors' estimated total driving range of more than 644 kilometers and with regular charging, owners are expected to travel more than 1,610 kilometers on average between gas fill-ups.

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt's technology and range advancements are complemented by a design that blends sculpted, muscular proportions with aerodynamic efficiency, and an all new interior with seating for five and improved functionality.

Everything from charging the battery and checking the charge status, to the intuitiveness of instrument panel controls were designed for easier use.

2016 Volt highlights:
-New two-motor drive unit is up to 12 percent more efficient and 45 kg lighter than the first generation drive unit
-Two-motor design enables 19 percent stronger zero to 48 kph acceleration
-Battery capacity has increased to 18.4 kWh using 192 cells (96 fewer than current generation) with weight reduced by more than 9 kg
-Regen on Demandâ„¢ feature enables driver control of energy regeneration via a convenient paddle on the back of the steering wheel
-New 1.5L range extender, designed to use regular unleaded fuel, offers a combined GM estimated fuel efficiency of 5.7 L/ 100km (EPA estimate pending)
-Stronger body structure and quieter ride
-New braking system with improved capability and blended Regen feel
-New, five passenger seating with available rear heated seats
-Location-based charging capability
-120V portable cord set has a simpler, compact design with more convenient storage location
-Available illuminated charge port

Exterior
The 2016 Volt has an all new, muscular design that incorporates Chevrolet performance vehicle DNA inspired cues refined in the wind tunnel. New features, including active grille shutters, help balance design with efficiency.

Volt's flowing, dynamic shape is inspired by the toned physiques of athletes and even the natural shapes of wind-swept sands, with carved body sides and fenders that blend into the hood. The front-end appearance retains the iconic Volt identity with bright upper and lower grille pads.

Greater attention to detail in the design cues, materials and colors also lends a more premium, contemporary aura to its appearance. It also retains the distinctive Volt signature on the upper front doors, carrying over one of the first-generation model's identifiers.

Interior
Inside, the new Volt includes seating for five. Fresh colors exude an inviting upscale aura - complemented by blue ambient lighting - while the controls are more intuitively placed and simpler to operate.

The Volt retains its signature dual digital color displays with an eight inch diagonal reconfigurable screen in the instrument cluster to relay driver information. An additional eight inch diagonal touchscreen in the center of the instrument panel controls the Chevrolet MyLink system.

Fewer icons on the center dash make it easier to operate. Separate climate control knobs and buttons below the center display offer clear, convenient operation.

The 2016 Volt goes on sale in the second half of 2015.

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