Los Angeles 2014: Next Chevrolet Volt Partially Revealed

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
los angeles 2014 next chevrolet volt partially revealed

You’ll have to wait until Detroit to see the Full Monty.

So far, we know that the Volt will have a larger 1.5L engine and an electric drive unit weighing 100 lbs less than the current one. No word on range figures or whether the price will come down.

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  • Sportyaccordy Sportyaccordy on Nov 20, 2014

    Really looking forward to this. Hoping for a decent size rear seat/cargo area and a way less chintzy center console.

    • Mcs Mcs on Nov 20, 2014

      A major issue with the current Volt is the slow 3.3kW on-board charger. They need to go with 6.6 kW or better.

  • CRacK hEaD aLLeY CRacK hEaD aLLeY on Nov 20, 2014

    Mine has served me well so far: 17K miles total, 14,600 mi on electricity and an equivalent of 258.4 mpg (0.91 l/100km) One recall for an issue I did not experience, done in less than an hour to my surprise. Most of my driving is single occupancy and when the whole family decides to go out it is not an issue as we are only 3 + a small dog. The heater is an area that needs to be revised and vastly improved.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater Dr. Kenneth Noisewater on Nov 21, 2014

      I haven't had a problem with the heat, though I remote start any time it's exceedingly hot or cold out. A heat pump with auxiliary strip would be better though, for power saving.

  • Ryoku75 Ryoku75 on Nov 21, 2014

    Like the previous Volt the design just confuses me, why have a big grille up front if you're just going to block off 80% of the opening? Heck the Citroen DS has a pretty small grille and despite being an old design it managed looks pretty futuristic, even more so than the new Subaru Leg...Chevy Volt.

  • Gonflyn Gonflyn on Dec 08, 2014

    Just test drove a 2015. I like. A lot. Sportier and way nicer riding than the Prius and solid, solid solid. I couldn't believe how smooth it was, it cruised like a luxury car on the freeway. I'm intrigued with what they will to with the 2016. I think if they shaved another second or two off of 0-60, increased the battery only range even 20 miles and continued bringing the price down, I would seriously consider. Also, maybe round out the the squared off gauges and center console pods to flow with the swoops that run along the doors and onto the dash, to tweak the pretty decent interior. I'm ready for electric as long as it has some performance. Much as I've loved the rumble of the muscle cars I've owned, I've been driving BMW sixes for years also and appreciate smoothness and efficiency. Its interesting to hear the passion on both sides of the argument, owners seem to love their electric cars, dyed in the wool internal combustion fans aren't getting it yet. But people are talking, which is a good thing. Its the future, its kind of exciting.