The second-generation Volt arrived recently for the 2016 MY, making a huge leap forward. It is currently among the most appealing models in the expanding hybrid segment. Thanks to its excellent gasoline-hybrid drivetrain, the Volt offers an impressive total range of 420 miles. As for the 2018 Chevrolet Volt, changes will be mostly subtle. Expect it to receive several cosmetic upgrades such as new wheel designs and exterior colors. Moreover, the upcoming Volt will also offer several new safety features and enhanced infotainment functions in its base trim. Official release date is still unknown but we expect it to hit the dealerships in the second half of 2017.
Design and Features
What sets the Volt apart from its rivals is its rather conventional styling. And that’s quite a rare feature when it comes to hybrid vehicles that usually have an awkward-looking sheet metal. The Chevy Volt 2018 boasts an elegant and well-proportioned shape that makes it appealing at first glance. Compared to the previous model, the current iteration features much crisper lines and lower stance. Its front end sports metallic grille inserts, while the badge comes with the signature lightning bolt through the “V”.
The interior benefits from a more conventional approach that avoids flashy looking materials found in the old model. Expect the new Volt to offer a great infotainment system as well as a large multi-information display between the gauges. While the front seats provide ample passenger space, the rear ones are a bit on the tight side. When it comes to standard amenities, the 2018 Chevrolet Volt is among the class-leading options. Expect even the base trims to include a host of advanced convenience and safety features.
The 2018 Chevrolet Volt will use the same gas-electric drivetrain that powers the ongoing model. It consists of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 101, and a dual-electric motor with an output of 149 horsepower. Chevy’s hybrid also comes with a 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. According to the EPA, the Volt delivers 53 miles of all-electric range as well as 420 miles combined.
2018 Chevrolet Volt Pricing and Competition
The 2018 Chevrolet Volt isn’t likely to bring any notable changes when it comes to pricing. Expect the entry-level version to start just above $34,000. Its key rivals come in the form of the Toyota Prius Plug-In and Ford C-Max Energi.