Not long ago we saw some blurry spy photos of what looked to be the next-generation Chevrolet Volt, but the images weren’t clear enough for us to be exactly sure what the prototype was. Now, Autoblog has caught the same model out and about, and it’s apparent from the pictures that what we’re looking at is the 2016 Volt.
There are a few tell-tale signs that this is a Volt. First, the prototype shares its overall shape with the current car, although it appears to be a little more sleek and streamlined. The charging port is clearly visible, there is a plug hanging down from the front fascia, and there appears to be safety shut-down switches on the sides of the body and rear end.
General Motors has remained tight-lipped about the next-generation Volt. We do know it will continue to be built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and will arrive as a 2016 model, but that’s about it. It’s safe to assume it will use a similar version of the Voltec powertrain, albeit with farther electric range, possibly as high as 50 to 60 miles.
Have a look at Autoblog’s spy photos here and let us know what you think about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt in the comments.