The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is available in plug-in hybrid and gasoline engine models that provide composure that real electric vehicles can’t match. The good things about the Volt are include great fuel economy, roomier cabin, the battery pack can travel up to 50 miles, can reach distance of more than 400 mile. The drawbacks are it does not have good mpg rating and poor acceleration. For 2016, Volt’s interior gets a new design as well as significant changes underneath. It also gets an impressive redesigned interior, lower weight, and new electric and gasoline engine.
There is a new chassis underneath the next-generation Volt replacing the recent model that uses the adjusted Chevrolet Cruze platform. The acquainted T-shaped battery pack remains the same while the improvement include reduces weight and improves packaging that cause center channel go through into the back seat area. This makes the rear seat of 2016 Chevrolet Volt can seat three passengers instead of two in the previous model.
Engine And Battery Pack
There is a revised lithium-ion battery pack that is lighter than the current version that stores more oomph with fewer cells. Instead of using one large unit, 2016 Chevrolet Volt has two small electric motors along with all-new drive system to cut weight and reduce rare materials used in the motor. The electric motors produce 149 hp and a 294 lb-ft of torque. A new four-cylinder 1.5-liter gasoline engine can add more boost to the electric motors for 101 hp when needed. Those improvement increase acceleration and range for the Volt. It can reach 60 mph in 8.4 seconds and gains a new maximum of 50 miles in combined-driving. The Volt gets 41 mpg fuel economy in overall score.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt comes with standard Sport, Normal, and Mountain drive modes as well as a unique control so driver can adjust the amount of restored braking energy to be charged to the battery pack. The Volt get its interior thorough updated such as a revised center stack design, an inductive charging pad and an 8-inch touchscreen display.