The second generation Chevrolet Volt (Holden Volt/Opel Ampera/Vauxhall Ampera) will go on sale this fall and according to GM, it will give a pure electric range of 53 miles (85 km).
The 2016 Volt was unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show in January and features a restyled design along with an updated hybrid powertrain. Meanwhile, the interior has been revamped with modern instruments and a more appealing cabin. The powertrain consists of an 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, an electric motor and a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder range extender.
Customers who purchase the next-gen Volt can drive 53 miles (85 km) simply on electricity and 420 miles (676 km) on gasoline. The Volt offers a combined EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 42 mpg (17.8 kmpl) and Chevrolet expects the customers to do 90% of their trips solely using the electric motor.
“We listened to our customers,” said Andrew Farah, the vehicle chief engineer. He further added: “They were very clear when they told us that they wanted more range, and a fun driving experience behind the wheel. We are confident that the 2016 Volt delivers both.”
The price of the 2016 Volt will start at US$ 33,170, which is US$ 1,175 lower than the MY2015 Volt.
More details are available in the press release embedded below the image gallery.