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Chevy’s next Volt, wrapped in squiggle design contact paper and fitted with placeholder lighting elements and sheetmetal. While the camo is heavy with this one, new model seems to be sleeker, lower slung, and wedgier than the current Volt. LED DRLs and numerous small air intakes are visible up front. Out back, expect a more contoured trunklid with an integrated spoiler optimized to reduce drag. While we don’t yet know the final aesthetics of the car, we don’t expect the polarizing blacked-out surround for the side windows to carry over. Speaking of windows, the windowline now kicks up aft of the rear door, although it’s unlikely that it will frame an actual piece of glass there given the space.
The 2016 Volt could debut as soon as this November at the Los Angeles auto show, but the Detroit auto show in January makes the most sense to us. (The original Volt concept appeared at Detroit in 2007.) Sales should commence by the late summer or early fall of 2015. Base prices should drop to around $30K for the entry-level model and perhaps near $40K for the more potent version.
More important to consumers, we suspect that Chevy will keep the price at $35,000 and may cut it further. Our ideal target would be $29,995 and, remember, the new Volt will still qualify for a $7,500 Federal income-tax credit plus various state and local incentives. But GM may well keep the 2016 Chevy Volt at around $35,000, as a premium offering. We’ll have to wait for that one.
Besides those basic bits and pieces, though, we have no idea what to expect when Chevy pulls the covers off its next-gen Volt. It’s supposed to ride on a new platform, and it will almost assuredly have some improvements that will allow it to increase its electric-only range from its current 40-ish miles (which can vary greatly depending on driving styles and circumstances) to something between 50 and 60, and likely with greater efficiency.
GM is being cagey with the redesign of what is, arguably, its flagship model- but it’s worth noting that this camo’d body looks a lot more like the new Cruze than it does the muscle-car inspired “original” Volt concept that, you know, looked good. Still, there’s a ton of money in getting the hybrid Volt right. “The Ampera (Opel Ampera = Chevy Volt in the UK) has one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings of any car, but it’s simply too expensive,” Steve Girsky, Vice Chairman of GM and interim president of GM Europe, told us. “If you want to make money it’s not about the cleverest technology, but who can deliver fuel economy at a lower cost.”
That “low cost” comment seems to imply that rumors of a lower electric-range, lower-priced 2016 Chevy Volt set to do battle against the also hotly-anticipated Tesla Model E are true. “In the coming years I don’t think you will need 100km [62 miles] of electric range,” revealed Thomas Sedran, GM’s Vice President of Strategy and Operations. “Around 30 to 50km [18 to 30 miles] should be enough to get you in and out of town and after that you still have the range-extender engine to help.”
As before, the Volt will remain a hybrid with a small range-extending engine, although it’s likely that the next version will be offered with two different battery capacities, the larger of which could offer an electric-only range of 50 to 60 miles, up from the EPA-estimated 38 miles of the current model. As for the range extender, expect it to be plucked from GM’s new family of fuel-efficient three- and four-cylinder engines.