Hybrid Chevrolet Volt will travel 676 miles without refill

March 10, 2015 at 11:10 pm

Chevrolet has officially unveiled a new generation of hybrid Volt as a part of the Detroit Motor Show. American rival of Toyota Prius received a 1.5-liter petrol engine instead of the old 1.4-liter and two electric motors with total capacity of 149 hp. Home sales scheduled for the second half of the year.
American automaker repeatedly arranged official “leak” of photos and some characteristics of the new Volt and even showed a novelty for 30 seconds during the Consumer Electronics Show CES in Las Vegas last week. However, the official premiere of the hybrid was timed to coincide with the opening of the main US Motor Show.

Chevrolet Volt picture

Chevrolet Volt pics

The new generation of front-wheel hatchback Chevrolet Volt seriously change the look and even greater in terms of performance. Overall length of the car is 4673 mm, width – 1809 mm, height – 1 432 mm, the size of the wheelbase – 2694 mm. Thus, the size of the novelty is virtually identical to the current version of the “Prius”, although the height represented by a car turned out to be 58 mm lower than the opponent.

Chevrolet Volt  pics

Chevrolet Volt image

Under the hood, the Americans placed Volt 4-cylinder 1.5 liters engine new generation, which develops 101 hp, which will be assisted by two electric motors with total capacity of 149 hp with a torque of 398 Nm. According to representatives of the manufacturer, the new motors for 5-12 percent more economical, as well as 45 kg lighter than the current machine.

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