The second-generation Chevrolet Volt will debut next year and will be redesigned and developed on a new front-wheel drive platform.
Don’t expect any dramatic styling changes to the Volt’s design however as it’ll be more evolutionary than revolutionary. According to an inside source at Chevy, the next Volt will be “different, but not drastically different.” The current-generation Volt hasn’t been changed since it first entered the market in 2010 and is currently available as a five-door hatchback with the 2014 model year starting at $34,995 including destination.
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Powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that powers a generator that charges the Volt’s lithium-ion batteries, the current Volt can travel up to 38 miles on electric power alone. On a full charge and a full tank of gasoline, the Volt has a range of 380 miles.
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It’s likely that the American automaker will improve the range of the Volt for its second-generation model, though details are light at the current moment.
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