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autoviva2015-01-12 18:02:09

New Chevrolet Volt unveiled at NAIAS

New generation has a sportier design, is more efficient and more agile

Chevrolet says that thanks to the new Voltec system, the Volt will offer a range of 643km

ChevroletChevroletChevroletUnited States of America, 1911 > present82 models
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has just revealed the second generation of the VoltVoltChevrolet VoltUnited States of America, 2015 > present3 photos
, the model that is making its international debut at the Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS). The new electric model with range extension has a sportier design, offers an electric range of 80 km, in addition to a greater efficiency and acceleration.


The new Volt receives the new Voltec propulsion system which was developed in accordance with the driving behavior of the drivers of the first model generation. Chevrolet says that thanks to the new Voltec system, the Volt will offer a range of 643km and with regular charging drivers can be able to travel more than 1600km with only a fuel tank.

The Voltec system includes a battery, a driving unit, a range extension engine and the power electronics. Regarding the battery, the new Volt uses the latest technology available to achieve a reduction in the number of cells needed and a weight reduction of 9.8kg.

The same process happened with the two-motor system that equips the Volt, which has succeeded in increasing the efficiency and performance also permitted to reduce noise, vibration and weight by 45kg compared to the first generation. According to Chevrolet, the new Volt can reach 100 km/h in about 8.4 seconds.

New Design

For the new Chevrolet Volt the brand chose to develop a more sporty design through a long process of testing in the wind tunnel. The new generation shape is inspired by the muscular physique of athletes and the natural shapes of dunes made by the wind. The brand has chosen yet to give enough attention to the choice of materials and colors, in order to give the model a more premium look.

Launch date

The new Volt will be launched in mid-2015 but will not come to Europe, where Chevrolet is being withdrawn from the market in order to stop competing with OpelOpelOpelGermany, 1863 > present85 models
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and VauxhallVauxhallVauxhallUnited Kingdom, 1857 > present31 models
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Straight 4
91 cu in
Top Speed
98 mph
Maximum power
101 hp @ 5600 rpm
Saloon (sedan)
Petrol / Electric
Fuel consumption (combined)
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