2016 Chevrolet Volt The Topic Of Discussion On Autoline After Hours: Video3
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.
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I saw the new Volt at the Dallas Auto Show this past weekend and the car looks great with it’s new stylings from the first generation. My only beef with the car still, is that the miles achieved per electric charge still isn’t high enough for my liking! I have days were I can easily drive more than 50 miles (especially around this vast DFW metroplex), and would have liked to see the car having a electric range of +/- 200 miles which is achievable in today’s market. I’m still confused to know if marketing this is to be primarily focused as a electric car, or a gas car? In my opinion, more electric is the way to go in todays market and is great to have that gas engine as a back up device when the charge runs out and your just that mile away from home to charge up again. The overall concept of the Volt is still the best setup on the market, I would like to buy one but not if I still have to pump all that gas into it still. I know… this is only my view as it relates to me, but it’s only just my view.
James Jr. i totally agree with you sir. GM is intentionally holding back on range to satisfy what they think are the needs of the many. If i could upgrade to a larger battery pack I would seriously consider buying.
Curb weight, not kerb weight