Chevy of Homewood Will Offer the New 2016 Chevy Volt as Early as Next Year

April 17th, 2014 by

2014 Chevrolet Volt

The new 2016 Chevy Volt will mark a new generation for the pioneering plug-in electric car. You can expect to find the next iteration here at Chevy of Homewood early next calendar year. The new Volt will bring with it more efficiency and more attractive options. Continue reading to learn more about the upcoming Chevy Volt.

What to Expect From the 2016 Volt

Right now the Volt is rated at 38 miles of all electric range. That will likely go up slightly to 40 but not much higher than that. Most cars don’t drive more than 40 miles a day, making an electric range greater than that superfluous. Actually, adding enough battery storage to allow for much more all-electric range might make the Volt less efficient for most drivers who have a commute that is less than 40 miles round trip.

One change that Chevy may make to the Volt is the addition of a fifth seat. Right now the current Volt only offers four seats due to the battery placement. But some reengineering could provide for a middle seat in the second row.

One major change that Chevy may make is in the range extender. The range extender is the gas motor that can be used to recharge the lithium ion battery in the Volt. Right now there’s a 1.4L four-cylinder under the hood that make 85 hp. In the future, we expect the Chevy Volt to get a 1.0L turbocharged three-cylinder that would be smaller and lighter than the current model’s engine.

With lighter weight, smaller size, and more efficient turbocharged combustion, the new range extender would probably help boost fuel economy in a large number of ways. While the light weight might help to boost the all electric range, the smaller displacement might help boost gas-extended range.

Visit Chevy of Homewood Today

If you’re ready to drive the current 2014 Chevrolet Volt you can right now at Chevy of Homewood. Keep in mind that the Volt qualifies for all federal, state, and local electric tax credits, so it’s an even better bargain! You can find us here at 18033 Halsted St. in Homewood, IL just minutes from both Chicago Heights and Lansing, IL. We hope to see you soon!