Chevrolet has issued the first teaser of its second-generation Volt, seen above, along with an announcement confirming rumors that it will make its global debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January, as a 2016 model.

Our most recent look at the next-gen hybrid came in April, when our spy photographers captured it during testing. Unfortunately, info on the next-generation Volt is still remarkably limited, even though we are barely five months away from its debut.

The spy photos did reveal something of a new profile for the five-door, with a sleeker shape and a longer rear window. We're expecting the Volt to appear on a new platform, although even that information is under lock and key.

Click on the teaser image up top to get a closer look, and then be sure to check out the official press release and spy photos from April, which we've included below.
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Next Generation Volt to debut at 2015 NAIAS
Will continue to be manufactured at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant


ACME, Mich. – The next generation Chevrolet Volt will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney said today.

The 2016 Volt will build on the award-winning original's strong foundation of technology innovation. Volt sales were up 13 percent in July and more than 65,000 have been sold since it was introduced – making it the best-selling plug-in passenger car in the U.S. market.

"Volt is the perfect example of the ingenuity that drives everything we do at Chevrolet," Mahoney said at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefings. "Volt fully delivers on the promises of Find New Roads and will continue to provide consumers with the transportation solutions they need and deserve in the future."

Volt owners are driving more than 63 percent of their overall miles in electric vehicle mode, collectively logging more than 500 million gas-free miles since the Volt's retail debut in 2010. That has saved more than 25 million gallons of gasoline.

While the driving range in EV mode can be affected by temperature, driving technique and terrain, the ease with which Volt drivers are avoiding gasoline use demonstrates the Volt's suitability for almost any lifestyle.

Volt owners who charge regularly typically drive more than 970 miles between fill-ups and visit the gas station less than once a month.

The Volt has received multiple customer satisfaction awards from leading third-parties. According to a recent leading independent satisfaction survey, the Volt is the highest-rated compact car under $55,000. Owners are showing their satisfaction as well. For the past three years, a leading customer publication has reported survey results showing more than 90 percent of Volt owners said they would definitely buy a Volt again.

The Volt continues to draw buyers from non-General Motors' products. In the 2013 calendar year, nearly seven of 10 new Volt buyers traded in a non-GM vehicle, the majority of which were Toyota Priuses.

Among its accolades, the 2014 Volt has been recognized for its safety, most recently receiving the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2014 Top Safety Pick+ designation for vehicles equipped with an available Forward Collision Alert system.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

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      • 1 Year Ago

      Why is everyone acting like teasers released months in advance is a new thing? That's the point of the teaser--to build momentum and interest. And even if you can buy it immediately after its debut--just like with every other car--remember how long it took for the Camaro to finally come to market?

      I swear people have the shortest memories... 

      • 1 Year Ago

      GM need to allow the Volt to cone into its own. It might take another generation or so, like the Prius did, but it will catch on. I remember you couldn't give the Prius away as they languished on dealer lots.

        Larry Litmanen
        • 1 Year Ago

        When was that? Prius was always super popular.

        The original appeal of the car was that it was the ONLY game in town, if you were an enviro you really had no choice but that Honda Insight. First gen did not even come with leather not to offend these people, it sold well. And after that all other gens sold great as well.

          • 1 Year Ago
          @Larry Litmanen

          According to Wikipedia "sales were slow until the NHW20 (XW20) model arrived".

          Jim R
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Larry Litmanen

          The first-generation Prius that nobody remembers didn't sell well at all.  The second-gen Prius is the one everyone thinks was first, but there was another model from around 2001-2004 that almost nobody bought.  Mostly because it was expensive, ugly, slow, cramped and gas was only around $1.50/gallon so nobody CARED about fuel economy. The Prius didn't take off until gas prices crested $2.50/gallon.

          • 1 Year Ago
          @Larry Litmanen

          Actually the first generation Prius was not super popular - it only sold about 123,000 units from 1997-2003, versus 1,192,000 units (worldwide) for the second generation (2003-2009). While 123,000 cars may sound like a lot, that only works out to 20,500 per year, which compared to Corolla & Camry, is not very much.

      • 1 Year Ago

      Im excited to see it!

      • 1 Year Ago

      I like the angled backlight. Based on the spy shots the next gen Volt looks like it will be much sleeker. And thankfully they seem to have gotten rid of the awkward gloss black trim below the side windows. I am hoping the back seat and hatch have much more usable room. This could very well be my next car. The current gen is tempting, but the limited cargo and rear seat capacity has kept me away.

      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago

      Looks quite nice.

      • 1 Year Ago

      It's riding on the new D2XX platform. No mystery there--that has already been widely reported. I really hope GM gives it some avant-garde styling touches to set it distinctly apart from the new Cruze, and to show some progress from the overly dowdy first-gen Volt.

      • 1 Year Ago

      I hope that GM knocks this baby out of the park.

      Others have shown that gorgeous looks or concept car styling can sell niche cars quite well.  GM needs the Volt to look like it's from the future.

      IMO it is the perfect car for one car families who want all-electric but have to compromise.  Those folks want their car to look as bada$$ as the technology inside is!

      GM can't bury it in sheetmetal that leaves a lot to be desired.  I really like the Volt, I'm not bad mouthing it.  It just doesn't look the part like one would hope. 

        • 1 Year Ago

        You mean to tell me that a clean Red or Diamond White volt with polished rims and tinted windows isn't good looking? (excluding the rear)

          • 1 Year Ago

          It's not the ELR....It's not from the future.... I get it and like it but it isn't as cool looking as it really should be.

          I think Volt owners deserve a killer looking car not just good looking.

      • 1 Year Ago

      I have high hope for this thing. Can't wait to see the spec.

      • 1 Year Ago

      Volt needs to be bigger with more passenger room and capacity.   This thing will fly off the lot with room for  5 and closer to the size of the malibu.

        • 1 Year Ago

        I was actually thinking the opposite. If it were VW Golf / Ford Focus sized: I'd look more favorably at it.

      • 1 Year Ago *Edited*

      Spyshot Photos here (12 of them! - and of the whole car, not the trunk):

      • 1 Year Ago
      At least we don't have to deal with 6 years of teasers like the original. 
      • 1 Year Ago

      Looks Italian!

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