When the 2016 Chevrolet Volt made its highly anticipated debut at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, General Motors displayed a cut-away version of the car alongside the production model, giving us a look at the guts of the all-new plug-in hybrid. The same cutaway model was wheeled into Autoline’s studios as head engineer Andrew Farah explained some of the car’s new features to host John McElroy on the most recent edition of the webcast.
The 2016 Volt boasts several improvements over its predecessor including greater electric and overall range, a lower kerb weight, vastly improved interior and a more powerful, more efficient 1.5-liter gasoline motor. These improvements will make for a much better automobile when the Volt goes on sale later this year, which GM hopes will result in more customers than the first-gen car attracted.
Autoline’s interview lasts about a half hour as they pepper Farrah with questions about one of Chevrolet’s most important new cars. If you’re a current Volt owner or thinking of picking up the new model eventually, you’ll want to check out the interview in the video below.