On the off chance that GM couldn’t count upon the automotive press to hit all the important numerical highlights of the 2016 Volt, Chevrolet produced this video to accompany its unveiling.
The video runs through a lot of the important figures that we’ve discussed already: 50 miles electric range on a full charge; over 400 miles total range; an expected average 1,000-plus miles between fill-ups for owners. Somehow, they missed another figure that might be important to consumers: the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will have one more seat over the current model, bringing the count up to 5.
The #NextGenVolt is probably about the most exciting thing to roll out of General Motors’ cache at the Detroit Auto Show this year. That seems strange, but remember that the bowtie brand is waiting for a later venue to pull the veil off the sixth-generation Camaro.
But we rather like to think the new Volt is exciting largely by its own merit, as well. It’s a better-performing car than the outgoing model, and has been thoroughly honed by its customer base. Then, there’s another important number that’s not in the video: each unit will cost GM about $10,000 less to produce.