During the Detroit International Auto Show in 2018-2019, the official presentation of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid model of the second generation, which in its essence has become even closer to the category of high-grade electric vehicles.
As the Americans say they have taken into account many of the comments and wishes of the owners of the first generation model, so the new car should be more popular in comparison to the predecessor .
The transition to the second generation of the sedan strongly affected the appearance.
New Chevrolet Volt received a attractive modern exterior 2018-2019 model year with a streamlined silhouette, wide “face” and the sports rear.
Hood and saloon sides have raised more aerodynamic vyshtampovki, elongated headlights look a bit futuristic, in the same direction refreshed and optics on stern.
Slightly changed the aerodynamic shape of strips, cover up false radiator grille.
It should be noted that the new 2018-2019 Chevrolet Volt right behind these plates are installed special blinds that reduce the resistance of the counter-flow of air at high speeds.
Speaking in general terms, in comparison to its predecessor, the second generation of the sedan looks more attractive, so that in terms of appearance novelty has made a huge leap forward.
Next, we describe the size of the car and other figures.
Sedan became somewhat larger: its length now stands at 458.2 cm and width increased to 180.9 centimeters.
The distance between the axes of the machine is also increased to 269.4 centimeters and a height of the model was reduced to 143.2 centimeters.
All of these additions and subtractions are designed to improve aerodynamic performance sedan.
The use of large volumes of the most modern materials and changing the layout allowed engineers to significantly reduce the American car’s weight.
Now, in running state machine weighs about 1607 kilograms-mi, which when compared to its predecessor by almost 115 kilograms less.
Has undergone changes and interior sedan 2018-2019 Chevrolet Volt, which though has a classic five-seat layout, but made in a more dynamic style.
Now inside virtually no straight lines and angles, and all the elements of interior design got soft rounded shapes.
In addition, and center console, and the whole front panel can boast improved ergonomics.
In addition, they have become more sympathetic.
The car still gets 2 display.
Both eight-8, and with an improved interface with a menu function.
Also note that the 2018-2019 Chevrolet Volt sedan interior is decorated with a high-quality plastic and has a leather steering wheel, just ten airbags and nice looking blue backlight.
Perhaps the car has not changed only the volume of the luggage compartment, which is still able to accommodate 300 liters of luggage.
Sedan 2018-2019 Chevrolet Volt has in its arsenal a hybrid power plant, consisting of an internal combustion engine (gasoline) and two electric motors.
One of them plays the role of the motor-generator.
As for the gasoline engine, which is used in most motion modes only for recharging the battery pack, then he has a four-cylinder, variable valve function and the direct fuel injection technology phase, and its working volume of 1.5 liters.
Maximum power of this unit reaches 102’s horsepower, which is 16 more strength in comparison with the first generation sedan.
On average, its fuel consumption is about 6.9 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers.
Main traction electric motor, though subjected to modernization, but its capacity has remained the same – 151 horsepower, but the peak torque has risen from 370 th to 398-mi Newton-meters.
It should be noted that the power of the second electric motor was reduced to 61 minutes horsepower.
Electric motors are powered by a new unit of lithium-ion batteries, set up jointly by the American engineers and the company LG Chem.
These batteries are more characteristic of the present electric vehicles than conventional hybrid models.
Data battery design was alleviated, reduced number of cells with 288-E and 192-x, but their capacity increased to 18.4 kW / hour (first was 17.1 kW / h), and this together with the upgraded enabled powerplant increase the supply of sedan running on electric alone to 80 kilometers or up to 676 kilometers when running the gasoline engine.
Note that the maximum battery charging will take about 4.5 hours time.
If we talk about the dynamic performance, then acceleration from zero to 100 km / h the new 2018-2019 Chevrolet Volt takes about 8.5 seconds, and its maximum speed reaches 157 kilometers per hour mi.
During the change of generations of the sedan body became more rigid, high-strength steel has increased content of varieties, and the car frame has become stronger.
In this configuration of the suspension remained unchanged.
The front part of the machine is equipped with a stabilizer bar and an independent suspension with classical pillars “McPherson”, and in the back of the set design semidependent headed torsion beam.
The wheels on both axles sedan have at their disposal disc brakes on the front wheels are more and ventilated.
Rack and pinion steering the American model gets electromechanical power assistance.
The list of options for equipping the sedan Chevrolet Volt 2018-2019 is not voiced, but we already know some of the equipment that will be included as standard model.
Thus, the novelty will be equipped with full power, a rearview camera, multimedia MyLink complex touch 8-inch screen and the voice control function, heated first-row seats, daytime running lights on the LED elements, a variety of electronic assistants, and just ten airbags, including – knee for the front passenger and driver.
Of the additional options for the Chevrolet Volt in 2018-2019 can be noted on the automatic parking, heated second-row seats, monitoring the “blind” zone system, traffic control system tiering and some other electronic systems that ensure safety.
Chevrolet Volt sedan sales of the second generation in the North American market will begin presumably in the third quarter of 2018-2019 year.
Interestingly, the vehicle exit plans outside of the United States as long as the Americans are silent.
It is also not yet known and the cost of the new sedan, which will be presented by shortly before the start of sales.