The 2015 North American International Auto Show is less than 10 days away, but despite that, there’s another show in Las Vegas starting up right now that has automakers previewing technology as if it was NAIAS. That show is the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, and it’s where Chevrolet has chosen to briefly display the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt.
The photo, released on Twitter, gives us a better look at the angular and futuristic front fascia than what we’ve seen previously when the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was originally teased at a private event in Los Angeles. The symmetrical dual-port “grille” (it’s for aesthetics and aerodynamics rather than airflow) is ditched in for more bias to the lower fascia, while the upper shrinks and sharpens, mimicking the new headlight design. LED daylamps on the lower fascia are also a new addition.
The big 2016 Volt design mystery is the rear fascia, as Chevrolet sneakily kept it away from any decent point of view when the curtain lifted. Though we do expect the plug-in vehicle to retain its lift-back layout.
Powertrain-wise, the battery range is expected to improve anywhere from 5-12 percent (2-4.5 miles), depending on a myriad of factors such as temperature and driving habits. That’s not a huge jump overall, but if the price of the all-new Volt cuts below the $30,000 range, we doubt there will be much complaining.
At this time, there are no other official details. So stay tuned to GM Authority this week, next week and beyond to learn more about the 2016 Volt.