As soon as we saw spy shots of a suspicious-looking prototype testing, we knew the next-generation Chevrolet Volt wasn’t far out. We didn’t expect Chevrolet to suddenly reveal that the car will make its debut at the 2015 North International Auto Show in Detroit, though.
Chevrolet says the 2016 Volt will “build on the award-winning original’s strong foundation of technology innovation,” which may hint that a similar combination of gasoline generator and electric drive is in order for the new car. The new Volt should also build upon the 40-mile all-electric range of the current car, bringing it to around 50 or 60 miles.
“Volt is the perfect example of the ingenuity that drives everything we do at Chevrolet,” said Chevrolet’s chief marketing officer, Tim Mahoney. “Volt fully delivers on the promises of Find New Roads and will continue to provide consumers with the transportation solutions they need and deserve in the future.”
No information on the 2016 Volt was revealed by Chevrolet, save for a small teaser image of its new back end. We’re expecting it to have improved efficiency and range and most importantly, a smaller a pricetag. We’ll have to wait until January to find out.