General Motors is investing a lot in electric cars in order to stay ahead of the competition and foray into the EV segment as early as possible. Their attempts have paid off with the newly launched 2016 Chevrolet Volt.
The sedan has received some impressive upgrades and is equipped with better features to appeal to the average consumer. Compared to the older edition, its mileage is something that will change your view about electric cars. Earlier, the car could handle a meager 38 miles on a full charge after which you had no option but to switch to the gasoline engine. However, the next gen model can deliver 53 miles on a full charge and the 110 kW electric motor delivers better horsepower.
GM has upgraded the car with a reliable 1.5 liter I4 engine, which, when coupled with the electric motor delivers a total range of 420 miles, making the 2016 Chevrolet Volt an ideal option for long distance drivers. People who drive a lot and like to contribute to the planet by cutting down the emission may definitely find the budget friendly hybrid car an able choice.
The entry level variant of the sedan is priced at $33,995, which is comparatively less than its predecessors, but offers more features, better mileage and comfort. GM strongly believes that the Volt will help them beat the Nissan Leaf and the Toyota Prius, both of them hybrid cars. While the Leaf has higher mileage as well as an increased price tag, the Prius is exceptionally cheap, but compromises a lot to achieve the same.
One of the most striking features of the next gen volt is its legroom and headroom offered for its passengers. The car is beautifully designed on both the exterior and the interior with enough space to accommodate your luggage. Its large touch screen infotainment system is a visual treat and as expected the car is fully compatible with modern day luxuries including Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay.
While the car is available in multiple color variants, the jet black is exceptionally exquisite and looks grand in all aspects. The base variant is good for starters but if you wish to experience the complete hybrid advantage combined with useful features and add-ons, opt for additional packages that Chevrolet offers. The total cost will be somewhere below $40,000, but it is definitely worth it when it enhances your overall comfort level, safety and drivability factors.