2016 Chevy Volt Walkaround Reveals Hidden Improvements

Originally posted on CleanTechnica

The 2016 Chevy Volt is in every way a new-and-improved version of the car that came before it, as General Motors listened to customer reviews and complaints and implemented them into the redesign. This video from AutoBytel gives us a detailed walkaround of the 2016 Chevy Volt with Volt Project Manager Darin Geese, who shows us some of the cool, but less-publicized new features.

Some of the features, like the LED headlights, have been highly publicized, but one nifty feature GM added to the Volt via customer feedback was a lighted charging port. Not only does this help people plug-in their Volt in the dark, but it also provides feedback on the charging status. Another interesting feature is that engineers designed the wraparound taillights as an aerodynamic enhancer feature, helping smooth out airflow while going along with the Volt’s newly-athletic look.

Something else GM improved, but might not be immediately noticeable, is raising and moving back the front air dam. While this improved driving efficiency in the original Volt, customers complained about scraping it on their driveways, so GM changed the position while still making sure the Volt benefits from the reduced drag. GM also added about a half-inch of legroom to the rear seats, and added heated seats and additional air ducts to the back as well, while still allowing for the much-requestioned middle back seat. It’s obvious that GM is going for broader audience with the new Volt from its first advertisement as well.

There’s a whole lot more to the 2016 Chevy Volt than can fit in one post, but suffice to say GM has listened to its customers in an effort to make the new Volt an even more competitive product. I’d say job well done.

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.