The 2016 Volt is fresh off the production line and it appears it hasn’t even stocked up all the dealers in the 50 US states but the bowtie brand seems ready to depict the next model year iteration – the 2017 Volt.
It’s a win or lose situation – depending from which angle you’re looking at. That’s because the second generation 2017 Volt comes with pretty subtle modifications and updates – meaning 2016 Volt owners don’t need to fret they’re already outdated and those who didn’t have the incentive to go for the model will continue skipping it. Anyways, the update is here and it bears some needed upgrades. First of all, Chevrolet has decided to bring Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Automatic Braking over to the plug-in hybrid, which is also in full compliance with the Tier 3 Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards Program.
This is Environmental Protection Agency’s approach towards reducing the public health and air quality impact derived from motorized transportation – the Tier 3 has set out to drop tailpipe and evaporative emissions, but also the sulfur content of gasoline. Additionally, Chevrolet has introduced the Citron Green Metallic exterior shade – which will be accessible on both trims (though its RPO code hints the availability will be severely limited).
The 2016 Volt’s standard equipment options will go over unchanged to the 2017 model. You can have things such as 10 airbags, 17-inch aluminum wheels, LED low-beam headlamps, automatic climate control, rear parking camera, as well as the fully stocked Chevrolet MyLink infotainment with 8-inch touchscreen and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot – when choosing the 2017 Volt LT.