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2018 Chevy Volt – Refreshment, Drive Range and Price

Since its inception, Chevrolet’s Volt has achieved success in the global markets rapidly. The company has decided to continue with the model’s 1 year cycle refreshment as 2018 Chevy Volt is in plans.

Although the company has not officially come up with information regarding changes, the new 2018 Volt is likely to bring a revamped performance and an excellent fuel economy. The segment and future for EV and HEVs are only booming and Chevrolet isn’t going to miss on it.

2018 Chevy Volt - front

2018 Chevy Volt Exterior and Interior

Unlike the 1st generation model, 2018 Chevy Volt is getting a stronger and refined exterior appearance. Several reports also confirm that this new Chevy Volt will increase in overall dimensions. To be specific, the overall length will increase by- 3.3 inches, lower roof by- 0.2 inches and wheelbase by – 0.4 inches.

Experts even suggest that 2018 Volt will shed its overall weight up to 200 lbs. to improve fuel economy and overall performance. Doing such, would include the use of a sub-frame cradle with lesser weight. As to cosmetic makeover, expect the front fascia to look fresh. Plus the grill might get an aesthetic refinement.

Similarly, the hood is getting new stylistic creases for bringing out modernness and headlights might even incorporate a reflector-style design. Changes in the interior cabin are complete mystery. However, the dashboard is getting a new pronounced styling with chrome accents.

2018 Chevy Volt - interior

Powertrain Specs

The hybrid powertrain of 2018 Chevy Volt will be a combination of gasoline engine and high-power electric motors. The hybrid powertrain’s main driving force is the 1.4 liter 4 cylinder engine which is capable to deliver 101 HP and 120 lb-ft of torque.

With the help of electric motors (on all 4 wheels), the final outputs of the hybrid powertrain is suspected to be around 210 HP and 294 lb-ft of torque. Speaking of the electric motors, these drive units will use a new lithium-cell T-shaped battery pack. The new battery pack is supposed to weigh significantly less and will give a drive range of almost 50 miles.

Apart from powerful outputs, this engine might deliver a fuel economy of 35 mpg in city, 30 mpg on highways and 32 mpg on a combined scale.

2018 Chevy Volt - side

 Safety and Price

Standard safety features on this upcoming 2018 Chevrolet Volt would include:

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Parking Sensors (both front and rear)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Safety Locks

To put out speculations, pricing for 2018 Volt might start from $36,700.     

2018 Chevy Volt - battery

Release Date

2018 Chevy Volt is soon entering production and might hit the dealerships during the last quarters of 2017 or probably during the early start of 2018.

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