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    Teased: 2016 Chevrolet Volt


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    Chevrolet has announced that the next-generation Volt will debut at the North American International Auto Show next year. This announcement came from Tim Mahoney, Chevy's global chief marketing officer at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefings.

    “Volt is the perfect example of the ingenuity that drives everything we do at Chevrolet. Volt fully delivers on the promises of Find New Roads and will continue to provide consumers with the transportation solutions they need and deserve in the future,” said Mahoney.

    We don't know much about the next-generation Volt, aside from the new model getting a more sleeker look.

    Source: General Motors

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    Next Generation Volt to debut at 2015 NAIAS

    • Will continue to be manufactured at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

    ACME, Mich. – The next generation Chevrolet Volt will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney said today.

    The 2016 Volt will build on the award-winning original's strong foundation of technology innovation. Volt sales were up 13 percent in July and more than 65,000 have been sold since it was introduced – making it the best-selling plug-in passenger car in the U.S. market.

    "Volt is the perfect example of the ingenuity that drives everything we do at Chevrolet," Mahoney said at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefings. "Volt fully delivers on the promises of Find New Roads and will continue to provide consumers with the transportation solutions they need and deserve in the future."

    Volt owners are driving more than 63 percent of their overall miles in electric vehicle mode, collectively logging more than 500 million gas-free miles since the Volt's retail debut in 2010. That has saved more than 25 million gallons of gasoline.

    While the driving range in EV mode can be affected by temperature, driving technique and terrain, the ease with which Volt drivers are avoiding gasoline use demonstrates the Volt's suitability for almost any lifestyle.

    Volt owners who charge regularly typically drive more than 970 miles between fill-ups and visit the gas station less than once a month.

    The Volt has received multiple customer satisfaction awards from leading third-parties. According to a recent leading independent satisfaction survey, the Volt is the highest-rated compact car under $55,000. Owners are showing their satisfaction as well. For the past three years, a leading customer publication has reported survey results showing more than 90 percent of Volt owners said they would definitely buy a Volt again.

    The Volt continues to draw buyers from non-General Motors' products. In the 2013 calendar year, nearly seven of 10 new Volt buyers traded in a non-GM vehicle, the majority of which were Toyota Priuses.

    Among its accolades, the 2014 Volt has been recognized for its safety, most recently receiving the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2014 Top Safety Pick+ designation for vehicles equipped with an available Forward Collision Alert system.

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    I wonder if EV range will increase substantially.

     

    A regenerator engine upgrade would be nice. At least add DI to it.

    they have upgraded the car every year, the next gen car ought to be fantastic.

    As I said in another thread, I have yet to talk to an unhappy Volt owner.

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    I do hope that the Volt actually does battle directly with the Tesla.  A pure EV is better rather than that E-Rev powertrain they have. . . . . I think.

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    I wonder if EV range will increase substantially.

     

    A regenerator engine upgrade would be nice. At least add DI to it.

    DI ReGenerator would be awesome as those engines are perfect for refitting to allow CNG and then you really have a green Hybrid.

    I would like them to Shock Everyone by Introducing a 2016 Chevy Volt and a Volt Powered Equinox / Terrain FWD / AWD CUV's.

     

    That would really help sales I think.

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    I do hope that the Volt actually does battle directly with the Tesla.  A pure EV is better rather than that E-Rev powertrain they have. . . . . I think.

     

    I disagree.  The Volt is marketed to people who will only have one or two vehicles, thus range anxiety comes into play whether it is a true worry or not.  I like the E-Rev design and fully expect that they will keep it for this update.

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    I agree with Drews statement, I have talked with plenty of people about the VOLT and range always comes up as a concern. Then you talk to a VOLT owner ad they are always positive and love the auto. I think it is like anything else new and different, you have to get people into the auto's and get them to drive them.

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    My friend w/ the Volt has had his a little over a year now, still loves it...has made several road trips to So Cal and back with it along w/ the daily grind around the Phoenix metro area.

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    This is a hit for GM and will be part of a much bigger portfolio of family members. Just give it time and even the haters will love it.

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    The Volt has a 92%-93% customer satisfaction rate... What does that mean? The survey asks the question "If you had to do it all over again, would you still buy this car?".....

     

    That is among the best in the industry....

     

    Not best in segment... or best for GM.... but best over all brands and models.... The Mercedes Benz S-Class only gets an 80% rating.

     

    In fact, the Volt's satisfaction survey is lower than only 2 cars.  The Tesla Model-S and the Porsche Boxter.

     

    Volt buyers really like their Volts.

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    I was just reading about Edmunds' and Consumer Reports' long term Tesla Model S experiences, neither of which were very positive.  Would you like a link?  :smilewide:

     

    I want to see this new Volt, I will give it a fair shot.  I've always said it was the least compromised of all electrified vehicles on the market.  High praise, indeed!  :AH-HA:

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    Both had very early models of Tesla... and Telsa was clearly up to something with the Edmunds car.  Edmunds would complain of an unusual noise and Tesla would swap out the entire drive system?!   I also discount about half of Edmunds complaints, because until they can find a car company that doesn't issue TSBs, that argument holds no water.   At least Tesla tells you when they are doing a TSB instead of Toyota who hides it in a coupon for a free oil-change.

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    I also have to agree with Drew, the Voltec powertrain makes the Volt the most versatile electric car on the market. It's 100% GM's own, and they will continue to improve upon its range and performance. As someone who regularly drives long distances and can only afford one car, it's the only electric I would consider.

     

    But that's moot since I'm getting an Elio :P

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      Chevrolet Malibu 2LT: Chevrolet did an excellent job with the new Malibu with fixing a number of issues that plagued the old model. But the 2LT introduced a new set of problems - questionable materials, poor road noise isolation, and the lack of options. I really do like the new Malibu, just not in 2LT form. Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible: Loved the V8 performance and noise. Hate the $54,000 pricetag. This might explain why GM has such a large amount of Camaros sitting on dealers. Hyundai Elantra: Hyundai played it safe with the updated Elantra and this would have been ok a couple of years ago. But in light of the redesigned Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Civic, it wasn’t enough for the Elantra to be a strong contender as it once was. Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X: This was a truck I really wanted to like. Nissan was trying something different with the Titan XD - offer something between a light-duty and heavy-duty pickup. Plus, a nice Cummins V8 diesel could have been the cheery on top. But trying to convince someone that your truck is the best is difficult since truck buyers tend to stick with one brand. Not helping is the lack of cab and bed sizes. At the time of our original review, the XD was only available as a crew cab. A regular cab has been since introduced. But it seems Nissan doesn’t fully understand the truck market. You need to have a lot of options available to buyers at launch, not down the road.
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