Although America’s first 2016 Chevrolet Volt will arrive this December, major car reviewers have already took the car for a spin. Most reviewers have agreed that the car has many features that will most certainly convince customers to purchase it.
- Chevrolet Volt’s on-road behavior
- Chevrolet Volt’s tech specifications and assets
- Reviewers’ conclusion on Chevrolet’s new car
Chevrolet will soon enter the market of electric cars, once its American vehicle Volt will be available in December. The model has already been tested and the general impression is that Volt will certainly stand out from the rest of the electric cars.
The first model of Volt vehicles did not make a strong impression on customers, but Chevrolet seems to have learned from its own mistakes and has, therefore, solved all the previous problems. The new model appears to be a lot more silent than its predecessor, one feature that few electric vehicles have today.
Reviewers, who have had the opportunity to test drive the vehicle, have all stated that Volt is just as silent, whether it is used as an electric car or a regular one. Volt can produce up to 101 horsepower, even though it has a 1.5-liter engine.
Test drivers have been very pleased with the fact that the new 1.5-liter engine is focused on fuel efficiency. Consequently, Volt’s engine is compatible with regular unleaded gas, whereas the premium model required only premium fuel.
The car maker has further explained that drivers can boost horsepower if they use the two engines at the same time. This way, the car will deliver 149 horsepower, but the noise is still very low. According to the manufacturer, the lower rpm rates of the higher-compression, direct-injection engine have helped lower the noise, as well.
When used with the electric engine, the car can last for 53 miles, but the distance can be prolonged if the driver learns how to use the brakes and the accelerator. This achievement is remarkable, especially since the exterior look has not been designed for engine efficiency. The car preserves the massive aspect of Chevrolet sedans, even though some sport features have been added, as well.
The 98 mph speed limit that the car can reach is a strong indicative that Chevrolet Volt was not designed for sport races, but rather for family trips. The vehicle can go from 0 to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds.
All in all, Chevrolet Volt is definitely an improvement from the company’s previous model of hybrid car and many customers may be convinced to purchase it thanks to the engine efficiency.
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