Chevrolet has provided a sneak preview of their second generation Volt during the 2015 CES in Las Vegas.

Chevrolet has provided a sneak preview of their second generation Volt during the 2015 CES in Las Vegas.

The redesigned front fascia brings an interesting pair of upper and lower grills along with more modern LED daytime running lights and smart-looking headlights. The side profile shows what appears to be a more sloped roofline which hopefully hasn't affected rear headroom. The overall design isn't what you would call a breakthrough as there are some cues reminiscent of a Honda Civic.

Chevrolet is promising the 2016 Volt will come with a better steering system and improved acceleration while inside the cabin the noise, vibration and harshness levels have been reduced. We already know the battery pack has been developed in collaboration with LG Chem and can store 20 percent more even though it is 13 kg (20 lbs) lighter. Without providing any exact figures, Chevrolet has already announced the new Volt will have an impressive electric-only range.

The newly developed two-motor drive weighs 45 kg (100 lbs) less than its predecessor and is 5-12 percent more efficient. A new four-cylinder 1.5-liter gasoline engine will be installed in the 2016 Volt and will benefit from direct injection, cooled exhaust gas recirculation, a variable displacement oil pump and a 12.5:1 compression ratio.

Chevrolet will officially reveal the 2016 Volt a week from today at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

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