2016 Chevrolet Volt Engine info
Certainly one of the most important electric cars on the market is the Chevrolet Volt. It is a range extended vehicle and from many previous reports we were able to see that it is quite possible to significantly lower fuel consumption and that in many cases you will be able to do everything you need regarding the drive range with usage of electric power only.
Since it is quite popular it is not strange to see large number of news and reports about it. One of the latest is related to the next generation that should be delivered in late 2015 or early 2016. We do know that it will receive changes to both interior and exterior where we will be getting more modern solution it will also come with changes under the hood.
Changes that are related to drivetrain of 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be significant. According to reports there is a great chance that we will be able to see a three cylinder gasoline engine under the hood of this vehicle. Downsizing might happen here also and could bring additional improvements to new model.
While AN thinks it’s a 1.0- or 1.2-liter three-pot, Motor Trend is more definitive, claiming the new mill is the all-aluminum, turbocharged three that will arrive in the Opel Adam in 2014. In that setting, it will generate 115 horsepower and 122 pound-feet of torque. That’s 31 horsepower more than the 1.4-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder in the current Volt.
New engines aren’t the only change Automotive News thinks is coming to the Volt – a bespoke, lightweight platform will underpin the second-generation model. The hybrid currently shares its bones with the Chevy Cruze and Buick Verano, but a dedicated platform could help the Volt hit its future fuel economy targets.