Chevrolet’s next-generation Volt is slated to make a debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January, but if you can’t wait that long to see what the new extended-range EV will look like, CarScoops thinks they have a rough idea with their latest rendering.
The rendering has a sleek “wedge” profile, which makes it look somewhat like a four-door Cadillac ELR. From the side we think the mock up looks pretty good, but once you get to that catfish-looking front fascia, it all goes south. Luckily in spy shots we’ve seen of the 2016 Volt, it looked as if that front end or anything that strays too far from the design of the current-gen car won’t be implemented.
Little is currently known about the new Volt, however General Motors’ product head Mark Reuss recently said the car would have “improved fuel economy and efficiency.” That means the combined 37 mpg rating and 38 miles of all-electric driving range will likely both improve. A smaller 1.0-liter generator is expected to be used in the place of the 1.4-liter unit and smaller, better positioned battery packs are expected to allow for five passengers, not four like in the current car.
Check out Car Scoops’ rendering here and let us know what you think in the comments. Personally we don’t mind it, save for that face that only a mother could love.