The Chevrolet Volt may not be around for many moons to come, but the brand will reportedly execute a refresh for the plug-in hybrid this year. Automotive News reported on Monday that the Volt will be one of three Chevys in for a refresh.
If true, the Volt will join the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu and 2019 Chevrolet Colorado as another refreshed vehicle coming this year. The second-generation Volt, unveiled for the 2016 model year, has soldiered on with few changes since its introduction. The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV has also begun to overshadow its green-car credentials. When it comes to a plug-in versus a full battery-electric car, consumers are beginning to choose the latter with regards to the Volt and Bolt EV.
Previous reports indicated the Volt will die in 2022 to make way for General Motors’ sweeping electric-car strategy. The automaker plans for 20 new electric cars by 2023. However, an earlier report suggested the Volt may die in its body style only; the car could become a plug-in crossover instead.