Chevrolet announced today that the next generation Volt plug-in hybrid will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Mahoney, made this announcement at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefings.
The current Volt model travels 38 miles continuously before turning on the gas motor, on which it can do another 300. However, if your commute is within the 38 miles limit, your car may not require the gas motor at all during multiple commutes. The average customer gets around 970 miles on a single charge, and needs to visit the gas station only once a month.
Initially, the Volt had not been able to keep up with the annual projected sales target set by Chevrolet, but both sales and customer satisfaction have been on the rise recently with July recording an increase in sales of 13%. It has sold 65,000 units since its introduction.
While any information about the specifications of the 2016 Volt is scarce at this point, the pressure is on Chevrolet to deliver enough bang for buck for the users at a time when rival Tesla is all-set to debut an all-electric car in the Volt’s price range by 2015. Significant updates to the current model are required to make it shine in a market that is becoming more competitive every day.