Momentary changes to the spec site for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt suggest that it might get 43 miles per gallon and 106 mpge, rather than the original rating of 41 mpg and 102 mpge. There have been other tweaks, as well.
Despite the similarity to the Volt, Chevrolet's upcoming EV will definitely be called the Bolt, according to the brand's marketing boss. The company conducted two studies into the name to make sure this is a good idea.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt and the EN-V concept car will make an appearance in the Disney movie 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney, opening on May 22. The sci-fi mystery will kick off the ad campaign for the next-generation hybrid.
GM is recalling 64,186 examples of the 2011-2013 Volt because carbon monoxide can build up if the plug-in hybrid sedan is accidentally left idling in an enclosed location. Separately, the company is issuing a stop sale on roughly 2,300 units of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax and 2015 Buick Encore because of possible power steering failure.
Chevrolet knows that the Bolt and Volt names can cause confusion, but the company is still deciding what to do about it. There's a possibility that the upcoming EV hatchback could wear a different moniker by the time it arrives in showrooms.