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Chevrolet Introduces All-New 2016 Volt

Chevrolet Introduces All-New 2016 Volt

New indication facilities expressive, neat pattern and delivers adult to 80 km of EV range






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DETROIT (Monday, Jan 12, 2015)– Chevrolet currently denounced a all-new 2016 Volt electric automobile with extended range, showcasing a sleeker, sportier pattern that offers adult to 80 kilometres of EV range, larger potency and stronger acceleration. The Volt’s new thrust complement will offer a significantly increasing sum pushing range.

“The 2016 Chevrolet Volt provides a owners with a no-compromise electric pushing experience,” pronounced Alan Batey, boss of GM North America. “We trust a engineering bravery total with information from thousands of business allows us to broach a many means plug-in automobile in a industry.”

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt’s record and operation advancements are complemented by a pattern that blends sculpted, robust proportions with aerodynamic efficiency, and an all-new interior with seating for 5 and softened functionality.

Everything from charging a battery and checking a assign status, to a intuitiveness of instrument row controls were designed for easier use.

“According to eccentric surveyors, Volt owners are a many confident in a courtesy and they were a compass for building a next-generation model,” pronounced Batey.  

2016 Volt highlights:

  • New two-motor expostulate section is adult to 12 percent some-more fit and 45 kg (100 pounds )lighter than a first-generation expostulate unit
  • Two-motor pattern enables 19 percent stronger zero-to-48 km/h acceleration
  • Battery ability has increasing to 18.4 kWh regulating 192 cells (96 fewer than stream generation) with weight reduced by some-more than 9 kg (20 pounds)
  • Regen on Demand™ underline enables motorist control of appetite metamorphosis around a accessible paddle on a behind of a steering circle  
  • New 1.5L operation extender, designed to use unchanging unleaded fuel, offers a GM estimated total fuel expenditure rating of 5.7 L/100km.
  • Stronger physique structure and quieter ride
  • New braking complement with softened capability and blended Regen feel
  • New, five-passenger seating with accessible back exhilarated seats
  • Location-based charging capability
  • 120V unstable cord set has a simpler, compress pattern with some-more accessible storage location
  • Available splendid assign port

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

Sleeker, sportier design

The 2016 Volt has an all-new, robust pattern that incorporates Chevrolet opening automobile DNA desirous cues polished in a breeze tunnel.

New features, including active grille shutters, assistance change pattern with efficiency.

Volt’s flowing, energetic figure is desirous by a toned physiques of athletes and even a healthy shapes of wind-swept sands, with forged physique sides and fenders that mix into a hood. The front-end coming retains a iconic Volt identity, with splendid tip and reduce grille pads.

Greater courtesy to fact in a pattern cues, materials and colours also lends a some-more premium, contemporary aura to a appearance. It also retains a particular Volt signature on a tip front doors, carrying over one of a first-generation model’s identifiers.

Inside, a new Volt includes seating for five. Fresh colours secrete an mouth-watering upscale aura – complemented by blue ambient lighting – while a controls are some-more intuitively placed and easier to operate.

The Volt retains a signature twin digital colour displays with an eight-inch-diagonal reconfigurable shade in a instrument cluster to send motorist information. An additional eight-inch-diagonal hold shade in a centre of a instrument row controls a Chevrolet MyLink system.

Fewer icons on a centre lurch make it easier to operate. Separate meridian control knobs and buttons next a centre arrangement offer clear, accessible operation.

New Voltec thrust system

An all-new, second-generation Voltec extended operation electric automobile (EREV) thrust complement is a energy behind a 2016 Volt’s increasing all-electric pushing range, larger potency and stronger acceleration. It was engineered formed on a pushing behaviors of first-gen Volt owners. 

“Volt owners finish some-more than 80 percent of their trips though regulating a dump of gasoline and they tell us they adore a electric pushing experience. Putting that knowledge during a centre of a new Voltec system’s growth helped us urge range, while also creation a new Volt some-more fun to drive,” pronounced Andrew Farah, automobile arch engineer. “We determined a fashion when a strange Voltec thrust complement debuted and this newest iteration sets a EV record bar even higher.”

The Voltec complement includes a battery, expostulate unit, range-extending engine and energy electronics.

GM’s industry-leading battery record has been reengineered for a next-generation Volt. The 2016 Volt will use an 18.4 kWh battery complement featuring revised dungeon chemistry grown in and with LG Chem. While altogether complement storage ability has increased, a array of cells have decreased from 288 to 192 as a outcome of a revised chemistry. The cells are positioned reduce in a container for an softened (lower) centre of sobriety and a altogether mass of a container is 9.8 kg (21 pounds) lighter.

Like a battery system, a next-generation Volt’s two-motor expostulate section delivers increasing potency and opening along with reduced sound and vibration. The expostulate section operates adult to 12 percent some-more well and weighs 45 kg (100 pounds) reduction than a stream system. 

Both motors work together in some-more pushing scenarios, in both EV and extended-range operation. The ability to use both motors helps broach a 19 percent   improvement in electric acceleration from 0 to 48 km/h (30 mph) in 2.6 seconds and a 7 percent alleviation from 0 to 96 km/h (60 mph) in 8.4 seconds.  GM engineers designed a Voltec electric motors to use significantly reduction singular earth materials. One engine uses no singular earth-type magnets. 

More accessible location-based charging

Using real-world practice of today’s Volt owners, Chevrolet done a charging complement in a next-generation Volt some-more accessible for business to recharge a battery – and to check a assign status.

The new and extended facilities include:

GPS location-based charging        
“Owners will now be means to set their charging preferences exclusively for “home” charging and a automobile will automatically adjust to that environment when it is during “home” formed on GPS data,” said Farah, a arch engineer. “The new Volt will give owners larger coherence for charging on their terms and make open charging easier.”

This will concede owners to pre-set their 120V charging turn (eight amps or 12 amps) and either they wish to assign immediately, set a depart time for any day of a week, or set a depart time and a application rate report to assign usually during off-peak rates. These environment will usually have to be involuntary once and a Volt will default to them when a automobile earnings to a home location.

New, some-more discerning assign standing indicators
The next-generation Volt creates it easier for owners to endorse their Volt is charging and sign assign status. The new standing complement facilities a specifically designed tinge that indicates when charging has begun, with additional tones for behind charging. It will even prove if a assign pier doorway was left open after unplugging though before entering a vehicle.

With a peek by a windshield, an updated assign standing indicator light on tip of a instrument row will uncover a estimate assign turn by a array of flashes. An accessible splendid assign pier creates it easier to block in after dark.

Portable cord set enhancements
A new 120V unstable cord set has a simpler, compress pattern with some-more accessible storage location. The storage bin for a cord is now located on a left side of a Volt’s back bucket area, above a bucket floor, for softened accessibility.

Safety features
The new Chevrolet Volt offers new customary and accessible reserve facilities that work with an all-new physique structure to yield crash-avoidance and newcomer insurance capability. Highlights include:

  • Standard rear-vision camera
  • Ten customary atmosphere bags, including motorist and front-passenger knee atmosphere bags
  • Available active reserve facilities charity line keep support with line depart warning, side blind section warning with line change alert, back cranky trade alert, brazen collision warning with following stretch indicator, front involuntary braking, and modernized park support with front and back park support (semi-automatic together parking)
  • Expanded use of high-strength steel via a physique structure improves strength and reduces weight
  • More effective constructional bucket paths in a frame, along with reinforced rocker row structures and side structure reinforcements

The new, active reserve technologies and constructional enhancements build on a Volt’s bequest of tip reserve performance, that embody a 5-Star altogether New Car Assessment Program rating from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a stream model.


GM is investing $435 million in a prolongation of a next-generation Chevrolet Volt during a Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and during a Brownstown, (Mich.) Battery Assembly Plant, where a lithium-ion battery container is produced.

The new expostulate section will be made during GM’s Powertrain plant in Warren, Mich., and a 1.5L engine will be made during GM’s Toluca, Mexico engine plant for a initial year of production, afterwards change to a Flint, Mich. engine plant.

Since a introduction in late 2010, a Volt has determined southeast Michigan as a heart of automobile foundation growth and manufacturing. The next-generation Volt will underline approximately 70 percent U.S. and Canadian components within a initial year of production, a scarcely 20-percent boost from a initial generation.

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of a world’s largest automobile brands, doing business in some-more than 140 countries and offered some-more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient vehicles that underline energetic performance, fluent pattern and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found during, on Facebook during or by following @ChevroletCanada on Twitter.

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