Chevrolet is gearing up to unveil its all-new 2016 Volt at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month, and is showing General Motors product chief Mark Reuss all the improvements they’ve made to the extended-range EV one video at a time. Last time Reuss climbed behind the wheel of the Volt, he tested out its regenerative braking system, and today he’s testing out the car’s NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) and range advancements.
Reuss says you can tell the NVH has been improved in the new car “right away” over the outgoing model. He also said the dynamics and re-calibrated steering system on the new Volt were particularly impressive, saying it takes it “from a really good car to an excellent car.”
The most interesting point of the video comes when Reuss glances down at his trip computer and says “holy cow” in response to the vehicle’s range and fuel economy. Lead Volt engineer Andrew Farah says, of course, that they are “not allowed to talk about that today,” but we’d be lying if Reuss’ reaction didn’t pique our interest.
Check out the video below for what is probably the most of the 2016 Volt you’ll see ahead of its debut in Detroit next month.