The 2016 Volt will ride on a new front-wheel drive platform developed by GM. There is no word on what changes will be made to the drivetrain over the current model’s, or by how much the EPA-estimated 38 miles of electric range will be increased.
Former CEO Dan Akerson said in an interview with Bloomberg last year he hoped to extend the range of the next Volt significantly.
“If we can get it (electric range) up to 50, 60 miles or more, we will,” Akerson said.
Edmunds sources said the 2016 Volt will look different, but will not undergo a dramatic styling change.
“It is different, but not drastically different,” according to a source who asked not to be named. “Just really a bit of a styling change to it.”
GM will also reportedly introduce an all-new EV next year, which would sell for around $30,000 and have an electric-only range of around 200 miles.