BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Test drivers have published the main reasons why Chevrolet’s 2016 hybrid Volt is better than its predecessor. The majority of them have agreed that the new electric car is much more silent than the first model, but other improvements have been made, as well.
Chevrolet’s new hybrid car, Volt has been announced some time now, but it was only this week that test drivers have actually managed to test the vehicle. Reviewers have confirmed the company’s previous declarations, namely, that the model features countless improvements in respect to the previous design.
The first improvement that was noticed was the lower noise levels. The car maker has explained that the 2016 vehicle features lower rpm rates and a direct-injection engine which is less noisy than Chevrolet’s last model.
The second advantage that drivers might get when driving the new Volt is the higher fuel efficiency. The two engines (the electricity- and the gas-based one) can be used simultaneously, so drivers can prolong the engine’s efficiency. The vehicle can, thus, get to 53 miles and the manufacturer claims the distance can be prolonged as long as the driver doesn’t push the brakes and the accelerator too much.
On the other hand, the vehicle is not the best choice for drivers looking for a sport model. The 2016 Volt may look like a sport vehicle, but it is still far from actually being one. The exterior design is in keeping with Chevrolet’s sedan model, so drivers should not expect to see a small, aerodynamic shape, but rather a large car, which puts the emphasis on comfort, instead of speed.
The large dimensions of the car are also the ones that prevent Volt from getting that first engine boost it needs to reach from 0 to 60 mph in less than 8.9 – the current limit of the hybrid. Yet, the auto maker vows that Chevrolet’s new Volt reached 149 horsepower when the two engines work simultaneously. If not, the 1.5-liter engine can still deliver 101 horsepower, which is remarkable for the small motor.
Chevrolet has revealed that the 2016 Volt will be introduced in December 2016, but the price ranges have not been revealed, yet.
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