How surprising that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt comes with the all-new design making the vehicle is more attractive and able to catch everyone’s heart with the some parts fixed and built in order to make those flawless. As we know that Chevy Volt with the 2016-model is the Chevy’s range-extended electric car’s second generation. Take a look at the review shared here about everything brought by Chevrolet for the all-new Volt, including the design and performance, especially if you plan to be one of this car’s buyers.
2016 Chevrolet Volt Appearing Unlike Other Conventional Vehicles
The design of the car should be the first thing that will the first thing capturing your attention and with the all-new design, 2016 model of Chevy Volt is made more sculpted, pointier, rounder for the nose. Also, if you can see the new-designed Volt, it is designed to appear more prehistoric and it is even seen just like a cat with its rump in the air, but you can definitely assume and think that the design is not as conventional as the other cars that you may have found. If you see the outside of the car, it comes much tauter and lower visually than the predecessor.
If you learn more about 2016 Chevrolet Volt review related to the exterior design, The hatchback is still with the five-door design but you can find some difference on it; the proportions are not the same. It is actually designed with the cowl coming much lower to sculpt on the doors and the predecessor’s slab-sided look can be eliminated. The sedan appears more stylish, sleeker and wedgier if seen from some angles because of the tail design and the rising window line if you see the car’s front part which come wrapping back around the corners since it goes to a point.
For the interior part, the Volt with this new model has no Kenmore washer/dryer touchpad dash anymore because Chevrolet has already replaced it with the knobs, switches, dials and rich-looking, more-conventional finishes. The information is supplied most by the two eight-inch screens while the electric nature of the vehicle is emphasized by the blue lighting. That it is a GM design is tried to be emphasized by a lot of chrome accent trim existing inside; the third seat is even squeezed by Chevy between the two outboard positions at the back of the car. Even the air conditioning and heating are made closer to the interior hardware of standard Chevy.
The two rear outboard seats seem still have the same form of individual buckets and indeed, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt seats are designed low to the ground fairly enough but there are other features to consider. The fifth seating position is available and it is already completed with the seatbelt but never wish you will find the headrest. Technically, it is mentioned that the car’s back seat can actually be possible to accommodate three adult males just in case the center rider is slim. Inside the car, you will also find the heated steering wheel and both front and rear heated seats.
The Engine of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt
Compared to the first Volt, you may remember that Chevy used 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine and also the required premium fuel, iron block and the direct injection which is included in the lacked leading-edge technologies. While now, Chevy uses a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine completed with the aluminum-block, direct-injection engines that can produce up to 101 horses. Another thing to know here is that the lighter-100-pounds power-train is really useful, especially if considering that the engine is carried as dead weight and that many drivers will choose to motor electrically.
Some speculation come out about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt specs, including the engine that is predicted to come smaller with turbocharged or just have fewer cylinders. However, it is stated by Andrew Farah who is the Volt chief engineer that the car will come with the lower RPM which means the noise will be lower with the help of the engine that is larger-displacement, direct-injection, and higher-compression. If the lower RPM is what their goal is, then you can also believe that there will be lower consumption as well.
There are two electric motors are still used by the Volt which are true to the original recipe; comparing the first-generation Volt to the newest one may make you see the clear difference, like how one large motor and one small one used by the first-gen, while the new car’s motors are made with the workload shared more evenly and even closer in size. 149 horses can be generated by the combined electrical power while 294 lb-ft of torque can be reached after the torque from the motors climbing 21 pound-feet. Chevy has considered the best fuel economy by modeling the combustion process so that the ultra-efficient Atkinson Cycle can be simulated under some circumstances.
The various operating models may have not been discussed by GM yet in details, there is only assumption that the electric motors can be assisted by the engine clutching in order to give more power to the front wheels in a direct way in case that is more efficient. It is also stated that the fixed gear ratios are also unavailable since the main goal of them is to use a more powerful range extender so that the car can actually be operated at lower, with the more speed yet in a quieter way.
The Volt’s Energy Capacity
When the battery mass of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt drops by 31 pounds, you will find the energy capacity will be up and continuing the fuel review above, it is said by Farah about when the driver finds the depleted batteries, taking torque from the engine to the wheels becomes one of the efficient thing to work on so it will be done more often in the future. 102 MPG can be got by the all-new Volt on electricity, while 41 MPG on gas and it is really a good selection since the quicker new Volt will perform very well, from zero to 60 MPH in 8.4 seconds.
It is just 192 lithium-ion cells that are used by the battery of 2016 Chevrolet Volt while the total capacity of the battery is 18.4 kilowatt-hours and Chevy seems having a high expectation about the EPA rating which hopefully can reach 50 miles of electric range. The engineers have worked hard by focusing on trying to find the most efficient way to charge the battery pack since the electricity is favored more by the most Volt drivers rather than gasoline.
Good news here is that the drivers are allowed to use the paddle located behind the steering wheel in order to engage regenerative braking by the new “Regen on Demand” in which the feature is the adoption result from the last Volt’s Cadillac’s $76,000 version that you may know well as the ELR. The energy can actually be recycled more aggressively by the motors using the mode when the accelerator is lifted off. From here, enough deceleration can be supplied so the Volt can be turned into a “one-pedal” car at some stage in the normal commutes. While for the battery-charging conditions, these can be more optimized by the use of GPS location-based services; during the lower utility rates or off-peak rates, the battery will charge.
Perhaps, you want to know about the total output of 2016 Chevrolet Volt to the wheels between two motors and the total is 149 horses which has previously been mentioned or 111 kilowatts along with the 294 lb-ft of torque which is extraordinary, and the battery can be recharged by the generator at up to 45 kW. Also, a total projected range of up to 420 miles is given by the 8.9-gallon fuel tank added with the larger battery and it actually results higher if compared to the Volt’s previous model 340 or so miles.
The Summary of 2016 Chevrolet Volt’s Profile
You may have seen the 2016 Chevrolet Volt and it is profiled that there are some similarities that are visible between this model to the latest Honda Civic sedan due to the use of the rear window and steeply raked windshield. The pointier nose of the Volt seems to be adapted from the Acura’s touch and the taillights’ curve of the car is also from the older Subaru Legacy. However, no matter what, the 2016-model Volt has successfully been made and designed with the lineage coming more firmly.
The pros of the car should always be checked out and with the more intuitive controls, more attractive and tauter lines, as well as the electric range’s 50 miles; the newest Volt by Chevy can catch everyone’s heart. Do not forget about the more space at the rear so more passengers can be seated very well, plus the fact that the monthly fuel cost is lower; these are the benefits if you choose this car. However, the car with the price starting at $34,345 has some cons as well, such as its plain base interior, lower MPG, and less characteristic design, added with the fact that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is not really fast when the driver is going to speed up.