In small, most aspects of the new car impressed or were better than KickinInCanada’s 2012 model.
The review, printed below in its entirety was place on GM-Volt.com yesterday, and this poster is experienced and knowledgable in this area the Volt, so impressions may be helpful for others.
As a reference, ERDTT is mentioned. That is “Engine In succession Due To Temperature,” which engages the gas generator to augment HVAC function. This is a pet peeve of some Volt owners who wish GM had engineered a way to work around
Hey everyone, I had an incredible opportunity today to drive the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt premium trim level. I drove it at the GM Headquarters in Oshawa, Canada and it was one of the 6 or so recently delivered Volts in the last few days/week.
Here are my impressions: First thing, sitting in the drivers seat reminded me of sitting in the Cadillac ELR, obviously not as premium as the ELR, but premium nonetheless. All is perfectly laid out, the interior materials are more upscale, and visibility is improved over GEN 1. The shape of the A frame pillars seem to be better positioned. In stipulations of the interior, the Apple integration with
I was very surprised to learn that there is a wireless charging port for your phone integrated into the centre console – that was really cool. Both the adjoin and rear seats are more comfortable, and the heated rear seats are a huge bonus for us northern dwellers. The rear centre console is improved – although there really is not much room for a fifth
Pouring impressions – incredible. The first thing I noticed honest away was that the car had a tighter, quieter drive to it. The suspension is beyond doubt better and overall a much more lush drive. In stipulations of acceleration, it beyond doubt is quicker off the line in electric mode. But I can’t say I noticed a significant overall variation between it and my own 2012 volt. I activated the genset with hold mode and it was beyond doubt quieter, even when I accelerated quickly to force the genset to rev higher. When the genset was on, it beyond doubt had a lower tone to the engine noise, but again, it
Exterior – The door handles have chrome trim, again a surprise to me, but much appreciated. I’m still torn a bit in this area the styling. In person to me it looks more like a Ford than it does a Honda Town. I like it, but I like my GEN 1 as well. But Volt fans don’t be worried, when someone sees it, it’s distinct enough they’ll know it’s a volt.
ERDTT – Confirmed, there is no change minus 10 C it will engage.
Regen – When pouring in low and sport mode (which is my daily drive inclination) regen feels the same when letting off the accelerator.
Final thoughts – The new 2016 Volt is clearly improved in nearly each way. It’s just better. I will try to post some pictures.
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