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New-gen Chevy Volt coming in next year

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New-gen Chevy Volt coming in next year

Chevrolet is planning to introduce a new generation of the Volt next year, as the model in question will be completely different than the outgoing version.

The North American based automaker Chevrolet will be introducing the second generation of the Volt sometimes next year. The vehicle in question will be wearing the 2016 model year in its name and it will ride on a new front-drive platform. The future Chevy Volt generation will also get an evolutionary design which will be instantly recognizable. The model will be getting a significantly improved electric only range of 80 – 96 km (50-60 miles) and it will be lighter and cheaper than the outgoing version.

As a small reminder, the Chevrolet Volt, which is also sold as an Opel, Vauxhall and Holden, has been in production since 2010. The model in question is being assembled in Detroit and it has a 5-door hatchback body style, with front-wheel drive and a transverse front engine, riding on the GM Delta II platform. The vehicle has a 1.4L I4 EcoFLEX gasoline burner, with 80 HP (60 kW), working together with the 149 HP (111 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) electric motor and the 16 kWh battery. The current Volt stands at 4,498 mm long, 1,788 mm wide and 1,438 mm tall.

Source: Edmunds

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Monday, March 10th, 2014 - filed under Chevrolet, News. Image credit: .
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