Currently in the second generation, the 2018 Chevy Volt will come without bigger changes. This plug-in hybrid is considered as one of the best in class. While the original first-generation model came in 2015, a current version is present since 2015.
This redesign has brought numerous improvements. This compact car is nowadays considered as one of the best offers in the class. It features not just an excellent economy and range, but also plenty of other benefits. The first thing that you will notice is that this car features pretty attractive look.
Compared to other hybrids of the class, it looks more natural, more gasoline-like. Besides attractive styling, it also comes with plenty of equipment. There is so much convenience with this car. It comes with a whole bunch of latest technologies in terms of driver’s assistance, safety, entertainment etc.
2018 Chevy Volt redesign
As we already mentioned, the 2018 Chevy Volt will continue with the pretty much same characteristics as the current 2017 year model. It will come with the same styling, which is very attractive. You will find a great combination of sharp lines and futuristic details. Also, there is a bunch of chrome surfaces that provide more prominent look.
The same thing is inside. The 2018 Volt features a very attractive interior design. This cabin is not just stylish. It is built of hi-quality materials and features many of latest technology features. For this year, the company did a small change compared to the current model. Instead of a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the new model comes with a chintzier urethane wheel which is probably more appropriate. A leather-wrapped wheel is still available as an option.
2018 Chevy Volt features
The 2018 Chevy Volt will come in two trim levels. The base model is an LT. It comes with plenty of standard features, such as automatic climate control, proximity key with push-button start, 8-inch touchscreen, a smartphone integration, navigation etc.
The higher trim is called Premier. This model adds some premium features, such as leather upholstery, heated seats and steering wheel, premium Bose audio system etc. There are also two packages available. There is a Driver Confidence I package with features like automatic high beam headlights, forward collision warning, blind zone monitors, and rear cross traffic alerts. Also, there is a Driver Confidence II package, which adds automatic emergency braking. There is also a rearview camera, cruise control, 10 airbags etc.
2018 Chevy Volt powertrain
The 2018 Chevy Volt will continue with the same powertrain. It continues with the classic hybrid configuration that combines a gasoline engine with electric sources of power. The gasoline unit is a familiar 1.5-liter engine, which has a max output of 100 horsepower. The total output of the cars is around 150 horsepower. On the other side, you get impressive 292 pound-feet of torque. This amount of power is more than enough for a car of this size. For example, it needs just about 8 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour.
However, the main thing about this car is the economy. This model features an 18.4-kWh battery pack, which is enough to provide an all-electric range of 53 miles. When it comes to fuel economy, it goes around 42 mpg in a combined ride. Battery needs around 13 hours to recharge at 120 V or 4.5 hours at 240 V.
2018 Chevy Volt release date and price
The 2018 Chevy Volt will come in next few months. It will keep the same base price, which goes around 34.000 dollars, while top versions could easily reach 40.000 dollars. This hatchback is one of the key players on the market.
However, competition is very strong nowadays. There are many models from various manufacturers. For example, there are cars like Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro, Audi A3 e-tron, Ford C-Max Hybrid and even the legendary Toyota Prius, which comes in several variants nowadays.