We’re still not exactly sure exactly what its variety will be, what it will look like or just how much it will cost, but we are gradually finding out even more about the upcoming 2016 Chevy Volt hybrid. It’s not getting a scaled down engine, for one. Performance will certainly go up, though General Motors will not release the figures for a few months. And even more of its parts will certainly be developed right here in the United States, for what that’s worth.
2016 Chevy Volt review
According to GM, the Chevy Volt 2016 will trade the existing car’s 1.4-liter inline-four for a slightly bigger 1.5-liter inline four; formerly, we ‘d heard that a downsized three-cylinder was under consideration. GM insists on calling the direct-injection engine a “range extender,” but we believe it’ll operate in similar way as the gasoline-burner in the current Volt – which is to state, it will actively drive the rear wheels when the battery is drained.
Whatever you consider it, the variety extender/engine/electric motor hybrid system will be “around 5 to 12 percent” more effective and approximately 100 pounds lighter than the here and now setup. We’re not exactly sure exactly how that translates to real-world performance, offered the intricacies of determining the fuel economy of plug-in hybrids, however that could suggest a score of 63 to 67 mpg-e incorporated composite, compared to the present 60 mpg-e consolidated composite.
GM promises to make it all clear in the coming months. There’s no word on whether electric-only variety will certainly increase from the here and now 38 miles to the 60-mile figure bandied about in 2013. However acceleration is a specified 20 percent better.
2016 Chevy Volt specs
Like the 1.4-liter Ecotec gas engine now used in the Volt, the brand-new 1.5-liter inline-four will be constructed at GM’s Flint Engine Operations center – after the very first year of production in Mexico, that is. The electrical motor/transmission unit, presently made in Mexico, will certainly be built in Warren, Mich., not too far from GM’s Tech Center. The electrical motors themselves will be integrateded the United States – an Automotive News report asserts Hitachi is the provider – while the car’s battery cells will originate from Holland, Mich.-based LG Chem. They’ll be assembled into Volt-read battery crams in Brownstown, Mich.
2016 Chevy Volt release date and price
Final assembly will continue to be at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, where the Cadillac ELR is likewise developed. All in all, according to GM, about 70 percent of the upcoming Volt’s parts will certainly be made in the United States or Canada within the first year of production. We could expect the new Volt debut at LA Auto Show next Month but most likely is that it will be officially presented at Detroit Auto Show in January 2015. 2016 Chevy Volt will probably come to showrooms in second half of 2015 with the base price around $30,000.
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