Rolling silently down the road, the Chevrolet Volt still manages to speak loudly with its clean lines, futuristic shape, and piercing LED headlights. And while it’s only been on the market for roughly two years, its heir is already taking shape in the design studio.
While he didn’t spoil the surprise, Chevrolet exterior design director John Cafaro told Autoblog that we can expect “a little more monochromatic, a little more road-hugging” next-generation Chevrolet Volt compared to the previous model. It might be just us, but we are real fans of the glossy black exterior trim accenting the rest of the Volt’s body. The “road hugging” quote may suggest a wider track for the next-generation model, as the Volt is plenty low to the ground as it is.
Cafaro also elaborated on the approach of the Volt 2.0’s design, being one of a very broad scope. “We’re getting some feedback. We’ve already built a body of research. There are a lot of different camps. From a design perspective, people want an exciting vehicle. Now, what does exciting mean? A lot of zoom-y lines? Deep cut forms? A lot of muscular shapes? We are looking at all the different kinds of design DNA for how we proceed with this technology. Nothing is left off the table. No idea is a bad idea.”
Anybody want to make a bet that it will feature Camaro-inspired taillights?