General Motors is getting ready to launch an improved version of the Chevrolet Volt in 2014, search which is expected to get a new and more powerful petrol engine.
According to a source within Chevrolet, the current 1.4 liter engine will leave the production line, because it was never wanted by General Motors officials, and it was adopted as a compromise last minute solution because the company couldn’t afford, financially, the development of a brand new engine, as the GM engineers wanted. This problem is about to be solved because rumors are saying that the updated Chevrolet Volt will get a new and more powerful engine, once it will hit the market in 2014.
Even if there is no official word on this subject from the North American based automaker just yet, rumors are saying that the new engine which might make its way under the hood of the future Chevy Volt is the 2.0 liter turbo unit, made for the Delta II platform, the same one used for the Volt model too. The engine is developing between 220 and 270 HP and it’s coming with direct injection and variable valve control. More details on this subject will be announced sometimes next year.