Owner feedback is inspiring 2016 Chevrolet Volt improvements.
When Chevrolet’s engineers began designing and building the next generation Volt, they didn’t just default to the improvements they thought were necessary. Instead, they took into account years of input from the people that actually drive the car day after day –current Volt owners.
After the launch of the very first Volt, Chevy began to host meetings with a customer advisory board of 12 loyal Volt owners from across the country in an effort to better understand how consumers interact with their Volts daily. Additionally, the automaker communicated with Volt owners through events, social media, and internet panels.
“We began asking simple questions like how and when the owners plugged in their Volt, which directly impacted the development of the next generation,” said Darin Gesse, Volt product manager.
The input from those monthly meetings and online interactions have directly impacted the design of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. Chevy hopes that by understanding the needs of the drivers themselves, the newest Volt will be more streamlined and comfortable, and offer more intuitive and convenient features.
Some of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt improvements include an extended EV range and improved fuel economy when the gas engine does kick in, a fifth seat, and a more intuitive, easy-to-use infotainment system.
Additionally, Volt buyers can expect a quieter engine at lower speeds, a heated steering wheel, LED headlights, customization of vehicle information display, discrete charging notifications, charge door open reminder, locations-based charging selection, illuminated charge port, and a spare tire.
Here at Hutch Chevrolet Buick GMC of Paintsville, KY, we can’t wait to get our hands on the new and improved Volt later this year!