Redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt to Debut at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

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Plug-in fans, mark your calendars: The next-generation Chevrolet Volt will debut on Jan. 12 or 13, 2015. Those are the press days of the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and GM said today it will unveil the 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the show. The automaker calls the 2016 Volt "the next generation" of the car, a term usually reserved for full redesigns and not just refreshes. GM also released a teaser image of the Volt's trunk, which retains the current car's lightning-bolt logo but appears to have an integrated trunk-lid rise that's similar to the Chevrolet Impala sedan.

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Does that mean the Volt will ditch its hatchback for a conventional sedan layout? It's doubtful; the Volt's profile — along with the Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and other jellybean shapes — is what happens when you put aerodynamics first. Still, we'd like to see GM improve visibility and braking on the next Volt. GM says current Volt owners are driving 63 percent of their miles in EV mode, but shoppers will expect improvements in EV range and charging times.

Will GM deliver? We'll have to wait until January to find out.

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Comments 

Danny

It looks TONS better than the Prius or Insight, if they made it seat 5, I'd be interested.

Zerf

Totally agree on the looks Danny. The Prius and Insight look like they were designed around economy, the Volt looks like it was designed to be sleek and sporty. I hope they keep the hatchback design, it comes in handy. There are plenty of rumors suggesting a 5 seat for the next gen.

J

That picture does not look like a conventional trunk at all...
Try to take the same picture at a similar angle with the current car and see.

jyd

They're smart to update the look though a bit slow. The current style looked dated and derivative from day one.

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