2016 Chevrolet Volt Teased Sporting Swirly Camo

2016 Chevrolet Volt pre-production vehicle 1 photo
Photo: GM
Also known as the Opel / Vauxhall Ampera in Europe and as the Holden Volt in the Land Down Under, the Chevrolet Volt is a General Motors-developed plug-in hybrid vehicle that's been produced since December 2010. Almost four years since then, the Volt managed to earn the title of best-selling plug-in electric car in the United States, while rebadged siblings are the best-selling plug-in hybrid models in the world.
This July Chevrolet introduced the updated 2015 MY Chevrolet Volt totally unexpected. Although there was no formal announcement of the revised Volt, we were surprised by the fact several dealer websites were listing 2015 Volt vehicles in their inventories.

Several days after our scoop of the subject, Chevy's website was updated with all the specifications of the updated Volt. The battery now boasts with 17.1 kWh of juice, while other new bits and bobs include a Premium Bose Energy Efficient sound system, a Premium Trim pack and slightly revised aesthetics.

After that, August came and the rear end of the second-gen Chevrolet Volt was teased, together with an announcement according to which the 2016 MY will be unveiled in the flesh at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January. Except for that teaser photo, no further details were released by the golden bowtie manufacturer. But now we got a look at the way the second-generation Chevy Volt looks at the front.

Despite the black & white pattern swirly camouflage, it's easy to identify that the Chevy Volt's successor will boast with slightly more raked A-pillars and a bulging hood for a more dynamic profile look. Despite the heavy cladding, it's clear as day to see that the pre-production car adopts new, sleeker headlamps, smaller fog lights and a redesigned front fascia incorporating an aggressively sculpted front bumper.

It's mum's guess what we'll get with the second-generation Chevrolet Volt in terms of technicals. According to former GM boss Dan Akerson, the new model is going to improve the range of the outgoing Volt by "at least 20 percent" and will sport a starting price $10,000 cheaper than the 2015 model year. In addition to the previously mentioned, the next Chevy Volt will ride on a newly-developed FWD platform.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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