2016 Chevrolet Volt: Everything you need to know [Infographic]

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In early 2015, GM debuted its highly anticipated 2016 Chevrolet Volt – a successor to the popular first-generation model. It promised to be wallet-friendly, and sport greater electric range with an improved driving experience.

Full specifications and features have surfaced over the past few months, and retail sales have since begun in select regions across North America. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is poised to build on the momentum generated from the first generation model.

Here’s a quick look at what you need to know:

2016 Chevrolet Volt: Everything you need to know [infographic]

The 2016 Volt is listed at $33,170 MSRP, before any government incentives. It’s rated for 53 miles (85km) of electric range, and according to GM, can go 420 miles (600km) with a full charge & tank of gas, and 1000 miles (1609km) between fill-ups with regular charging.

It boasts a 106 MPGe EPA city/highway combined rating, and takes about 4.5 hours to charge with a regular Level 2 charger. GM also provides a 100,000 mile hybrid electrical components warranty.

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Some of the primary enhancements from the first-gen Volt include a sportier, sleeker design, a quieter, more efficient engine, the ability to fill-up with regular gasoline (the first gen required premium gas), and comes with a “regen on demand” paddle.

Safety was major focus for the new Volt – featuring lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, forward safety awareness, and a 10-airbag system.

Resale value of used Volts

Many have wondered what impact the launch would have on current Volt owners and the resale value of their used vehicles. We take a look at that here.

In-depth reviews

If you’re looking for more information, we recommend checking out these two reviews:

2016 Chevrolet Volt Dissected: Powertrain, Design, Chassis, and More – Car and Driver
2016 Chevrolet Volt First Drive: Plug-in Hybrid Home Run – Green Car Reports

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