The North American International Auto Show debuted many new models coming out soon, but the Chevrolet Volt is what the buzz is all about. The Chevrolet Volt has a new a sleek and aggressive design that is impressive when looking at it, but under the hood has people scratching their heads. Chevy only upped the electric mileage to 50 before the gasoline kicks in. Chevy touts that the combined mpg the Volt receives is 41 (no need for an auto shipper I guess). Chevy is certainly getting leaner and using less gas, but is it enough? With all of the technology auto makers have, why is Chevrolet not using it and not giving the Volt the electric mileage is needs and deserves?
Lets get back to the positives of the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The vehicle will feature remote start, heated seats, bluetooth connectivity, integrated LTE network, and Apple Car Play. The integrated LTE and Apple Car Play will be very useful for the people that purchase the Volt. Having your “phone” on the car’s dash that will let drivers easily play and change music, have texts read over the speakers, voice texting, better navigation, and other cool features. The LTE is cool for everyone else in the vehicle to connect to lightning fast internet connection to stream movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime, chat on Facebook, do work in the vehicle when on a road trip, or anything else people like to do on the web.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is not a game changer by any means, but it is an upgrade from the first gen Volt. With other companies such as Nissan, Ford, Tesla, BMW and other auto makers making better and more efficient electric vehicles Chevrolet missed the mark with the new Volt. Maybe we can cross our fingers and hope for a 3rd Generation Volt sooner than later with better specs. We won’t hold our breath though.