09 Oct '15, 7pm

Chevy Volt Takes Big Leap Forward with Second-Generation Model

Chevy Volt Takes Big Leap Forward with Second-Generation Model

The 2016 Chevy Volt made the media rounds this month, with auto journalists taking the customary “first drives” that precede any major new release. This will mark the first major refresh of the Volt since its debut five years ago. The first deliveries arrive at dealerships this week. The critics gave mostly glowing reports. It’s Quicker and More Refined “The extra torque of the electric drivetrain and 200 pounds less weight show up in slightly quicker performance, aided by a slightly more aggressive throttle tuning to deliver more power when demanded…Under maximum power, the new Volt is noticeably quieter than the old one.” (GreenCarReports) “The Volt doesn’t protest when pushed, though tire scrubbing could be heard as we challenged the low rolling resistance Michelin tires built for Volt fitment...On the highway, it’s smooth and with plenty of passing power.” (HybridCars....

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