Chevrolet pulled the sheet off their 2016 Volt at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week. In addition to having an improved 50 mile all-electric range, more refined 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a higher quality interior, the new Volt has sportier, more aggressive styling elements, which would lend themselves better to a theoretical, two-door Volt.
How do we know this? Just check out X-Tomi Design’s two-door 2016 Volt renderings. We could never imagine the previous-generation Volt’s softer edges adopting a two-door body style, however the sharper and sleeker second-generation model seems to sport the coupe look rather well. It reminds us of the rather attractive Opel Astra GTC, which is in no way a bad thing, especially not for an EV.
The only problem we have with this idea is it doesn’t seem to fit in line with Chevy’s philosophy for the Volt. The new Volt, with its better thought out packaging and fifth seat, is designed to be an efficient, eco-friendly family car first and foremost. Offering a coupe may give consumers the wrong idea of the fuel-friendly EV, but on the other hand, it could get them to notice it a bit more.
Check out the renderings here, and let us know what you think about this hypothetical hybrid in the comments.