The plug-in hybrids are the “thing” in the automotive industry for the moment. Surely, this is the dawn of a new era of public travel and until the higher progress is achieved, the vehicles like 2020 Chevy Volt will be the bridge between fossil-fuel cars and the all-electric future. This 5-door hatchback can go up to 53 miles on electric power only before it switches to its gasoline unit. That’s almost double the range of the main competitor – Toyota Prius Prime.
Moreover, the new Chevy Volt offers a couple of very engaging additional packages. One of the strongest attributes certainly is the sophisticated interior. It is a typical Chevrolet cabin, with a lot of high-quality materials and the latest technologies. The 2020 Volt is a perfect vehicle if you need a clean, electric-power town-car. But, if you decide to travel for a long distance, this hatchback can also be very efficient.
Changes and Exterior
2020 Chevy Volt will bring a brand-new 7.2-kW onboard charging system, for faster battery revitalization with a Class 2 charging unit. This charger comes for is $750 worth option for a base model. Also, a new driver’s seat is included and a Volt-exclusive energy app. Moreover, an HD rear-vision camera, front/rear pedestrian-alert system, and available cruise control are also part of the new upgrades.
The exterior of the Chevrolet Volt looks very sophisticated and well-designed. It’s a smart move from the Chevy to resist the temptations that modern-day EV goes for. This alternative-fuel vehicle will definitely bring a lot of attention with a simple but effective appearance.
New Volt will maintain the initial design language. So, expect metallic grille inserts, excellent proportions, narrow grille, and modern headlights. The stance is also wider a bit, and with all these features new Volt will gain a noticeable sporty look.
2020 Chevrolet Volt Interior
The cabin forthcoming 2020 Chevy Volt is all about clean and elegant design. In the central part of the dashboard, you’ll find a large touchscreen that controls audio, navigation, and readouts for hypermiling. On the steering wheel, there’s also a set of buttons that controls the multi-information display between the main gauges. The front row offers plenty of room, but in the back, leg-room and headroom are not too generous.
Furthermore, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are part of the standard equipment, and you can control many things just by using your smartphone. Also, the base model of the 2020 Volt will offer a decent amount of equipment.
The standard equipment includes the push-button start, remote start with keyless entry, and automatic climate control. Moreover, 4G LTE OnStar with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot is available as well. The8-inch touchscreen display is standard, and the safety accessories include multiple airbags and a knee airbag.
The upcoming 2020 Chevy Volt comes with a rich color palette. There will be eight color options for exterior and three for the interior. Each one of these hues is very attractive, and it will fit perfectly to the design language of the new Volt.
However, the hard part is to pick just one that will be the right for you. So, for the exterior, you can choose between Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Pacific Blue Metallic, and Green Mist Metallic. On top of that, Satin Steel Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, and Summit White also will be available.
The additional color options will be Mosaic Black Metallic and Cajun Red Tintcoat. As for the cabin, there will be three color options to pick from. The available color combinations are Light Gray with Dark Ash, Jet Black, and Jet Black with Blue Porcelain.
Under the hood of 2020 Chevy Volt is a quite special unit that combines a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and pair of electric motors. The gasoline engine can produce 101 hp. But, the electric motors do all the work. First, they powered an 18.4-kWh battery, then the gas engine works as a generator, to provide electricity when the battery is spent.
This combination generates around 149 hp and 249 lb-ft of torque. The new Volt can travel up to 53 miles on electric power alone, and then another 367 on gas. So, the total range is 420 miles. Moreover, the regenerative braking will improve the electric-only power output.
Also, charging time will be improved as well, on 240-volt chargers, it takes around 4.5. Or, if you have the optional 7.2-kW onboard charger it takes only 2.5 hours. If you charge with a standard 120-volt outlet, the charging takes approximately 12 to 13 hours.
2020 Chevrolet Volt Release Date and Price
The arriving 2020 Chevy Volt will have an MSRP slightly above $34,400. That price includes $900 of destination charge. However, keep in mind that this price is before reducing $7,500 in federal tax credits. The upper trims add leather seats and more equipment, that will raise the price to around $39,000.
The main competitor of the Chevy Volt – Toyota Prius Prime has a slightly higher price but offers significantly less range. The Honda Clarity comes with a pretty similar price range, and the Nissan Leaf cost less than the Volt. The official release date is not yet announced. But, we assume that the new model will be ready to make a debut by the end of the following year.