For about two months now, GM has teased us with images of the 2016 Chevy Volt, which is set to make its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week. Apparently GM is a little too excited for the 2016 Chevy Volt, rolling it out at the Consumer Electronics Show ahead of its official reveal next week.
GM still isn’t talking details in regards to the new Volt, saying only that it will offer more electric driving range, regen on demand, and offer a better driving experience. The General has also said that the new Volt borrows the design lanaguge of the 2015 Corvette…but frankly, I’m still not really seeing it. It looks like an evolution of the Chevy Cruze, the car off of which its based, and I do think the overall look is improved. But I’m not seeing any of that Corvette DNA.
— Chevrolet Volt (@ChevyVolt) January 5, 2015
What I do see, however, is a car that looks a lot like many other cars on the road. Whether or not that’s a good thing is up for consumers to decide, but both GM and Nissan seem to believe that plug-in car buyers aren’t all that into “controversial” looks that ensure their rides stick out from the crowd. Even though it is outselling the Volt, the next Nissan LEAF is said to have a more conservative, mainstream look, and GM definitely took the conventional path with the 2016 Chevy Volt…at least what little we can see of it thus far.
Is this a better look for the new Volt? Or were you hoping for a design that’s a little more, shall we say, daring?