Ever since we saw that spy shots of the 2016 Chevy Volt, we've been hungering for more information on the next-gen version of GM's green halo car. It appears we might not have long to wait, at least for an official tease.

An inside source that wishes to remain anonymous told AutoblogGreen that GM will make two announcements regarding the second-gen Volt at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI next week. The first, and most intriguing, is that that we will get our first glimpse of the new Volt at some point during the upcoming auto show season. That means either Los Angeles later this year or else Detroit, Chicago or New York in early 2015. The second bit of news is that GM will be moving production of the electric motors from Mexico to Michigan.

Details and official confirmation are, of course, missing and Chevrolet declined comment to AutoblogGreen. We should know more next week.


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      • 4 Months Ago
      Great job! Think of all the money you'll save in gas while your not getting raped at the fuel pump like the rest of us.
      teknishn
      • 4 Months Ago
      Wake me up when they price it correctly.
        Joe Flatley
        • 4 Months Ago
        @teknishn
        I just got one for $25K after rebates. well equipped. buy through an online service. MY insurance company helped.
      drew
      • 4 Months Ago
      That profile looks sassy.
      dacelbot
      • 4 Months Ago
      Hopefully it'll look a bit better and cost a little less. It's my 2nd favorite non-luxury green car after the Fusion PHEV. But with the Model 3 incoming for hopefully around 35k they'll have to either make it cheaper or more luxurious with more electric only range.
        dacelbot
        • 4 Months Ago
        @dacelbot
        Also, they should make the next ELR into literally just a new CTS coupé with a PHEV power train, for around $50 - 60k.
      NL
      • 4 Months Ago
      I was hoping for better outward visibility, better room in back seat. Don't think I'm going to get my wishes granted.
        Ziv
        • 4 Months Ago
        @NL
        There was a swirly car to current Volt overlay done on GM Volt dot com, and it looks like the new Volt is a bit longer and that the back seats look to have noticeably more room. Better visibility may be a pipe dream considering the air bag in the A Pillar and the crush test standards, but the back seat looks to be better on Gen II.
        Ziv
        • 4 Months Ago
        @NL
        NL, if you look at 23 and 32 you will see two different Gen II comparisons, though not the one I remember that was so clear. Anyway, it really looks like the Gen II is going to be longer and taller. The one thing that has jumped out at me from all the swirly volt photos is that the rear doors look bigger in comparison to the front doors when compared to the Gen I Volt. I actually did a ratio comparison of them on GM-Volt and the rear doors were a higher ratio of total length on the Gen II Volt pictures. http://gm-volt.com/2014/04/17/elr-and-chargepoint-team-up-gen-2-volt-spotted-or-is-that-zebra-striped/ Ah here it is, TechTom posted his overlay comparison. http://gm-volt.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-109169.html
      lrx301
      • 4 Months Ago
      They should let the driver ride on the front wheel. haven't seen a car with the front wheel so rearward.
      ShiftItManual
      • 4 Months Ago
      Hopefully it will be at least as quick as the Spark EV.
      MTN RANGER
      • 4 Months Ago
      Most likely (and reasonable) improvements are: Five seats 45-50 miles EV range 45 EPA MPG for range extender $30k MSRP (betting much pricier option packages that may increase total price, think Leaf S.)
        paulwesterberg
        • 4 Months Ago
        @MTN RANGER
        A cheap version near 30k will only be possible if they offer a small battery size with a range of 20-22miles to compete with the energi. 45-50miles will require a larger battery and likely be priced around 35-38k.
        SublimeKnight
        • 4 Months Ago
        @MTN RANGER
        I really doubt they'll ever be able to undercut the price of the LEAF. It has all the parts the LEAF has (2/3 the battery) plus everything associated with an ICE and an additional motor/generator. I think your other guesses are correct, but I think it will be at least $33k.
      Koenigsegg
      • 4 Months Ago
      Looks like the tail lights match the headlights which is good. It already does not come close to the Model S and never will but looks a little better than the current Volt (which is good looking ,except the rear) This thing better have HID's/LED's standard. Cool lights alone makes people want the car
        paulwesterberg
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Koenigsegg
        But if the volt looks good how will they convince people to spend 75k on an ELR?
          Spec
          • 4 Months Ago
          @paulwesterberg
          They'll never be able to convince people to spend $75K on the ELR. That battle is lost, they need to take the L and move on.
      JonnyO
      • 4 Months Ago
      Looks like cab-forward design is back
      timber
      • 4 Months Ago
      The overall proportions look quite nice A slick design could be under that twisting black and wahites
      scraejtp
      • 4 Months Ago
      @ Razor A base Cruze starts at $17.5k and isn't as well optioned as a Volt and doesn't drive nearly as well. The base version also only gets 27 MPG combined, which after 5 years (60k miles) will cost you over $8000 in gas.
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