2016 Chevrolet Volt to Debut at 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January

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It's official! Chevrolet has confirmed that the second-generation Chevrolet Volt will be unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which will open its doors Monday, January 12th.
According to the manufacturer, the 2016 Volt will be a worthy successor to the outgoing extended-range electric vehicle. By the way, Chevy has facelifted the Volt for the 2015 model year, but also added a bigger capacity battery, new tech and a new trim pack.

Speaking at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefings, Chevy's global chief marketing officer Tim Mahoney has told that the "Volt is the perfect example of the ingenuity that drives everything we do at Chevrolet. [The] Volt fully delivers on the promises of Find New Roads and will continue to provide consumers with the transportation solutions they need and deserve in the future."

We're not into that marketing mumbo-jumbo, but there are a few areas where the current-gen Chevrolet Volt has exceeded anybody's expectations. Since it started production in December 2010, more than 65,000 examples of the breed have been sold, making it the best-selling plug-in car in the United States of America. Furthermore, Chevrolet tells that owners are driving the thing more than 63 percent of their overall miles in pure-electric mode, a feat that translates to more than 500 million gas-free miles.

As for the second-gen Chevy Volt, not much is known about it as the present moment. Certain reports hint that it will be underpinned by a new platform. A certain thing is that a more environmentally friendly drivetrain is also in the pipeline. Even Dan Akerson, the former GM boss, has told that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will boast a range extended with at least 20 percent over the outgoing model. Another piece of info Dan dropped is that the new model will be $10,000 cheaper than the current Chevy Volt. With the $7,500 federal tax credit, eligible buyers can get the outgoing Volt for as low as $26,685.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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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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