The next-generation Chevrolet Volt is on its way to the Detroit Auto Show next year and according to AutomotiveNews, the new Volt could be powered by a newly developed 1.5L four-banger for its range-extending motor.
The Volt is most likely going to retain its original concept and recipe, being powered by an all-electric powertrain with a gasoline range-extending motor, that has no attachment to the drive wheels. Currently, the Volt uses a 1.4L four-banger, so yes, the 1.5L unit is most likely going to gain some power.
Previous rumors suggested a smaller 1.0L, 1.2L or even a potent 2.0L turbo four as a replacement engine for the Volt, but confirmation finally rings in via AN, claiming GM’s final decision to use a new 1.5L mill.
More information on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt should surface in the near future.