2018 Chevrolet Volt Comes Almost Unchanged

When it comes to vehicles which will receive updates and changes for 2018 model year, Chevrolet Volt certainly isn’t among them. Even while other manufacturers at least try to fit a bigger battery to extend the range of their plug-in hybrids, Chevrolet will sit idly next year. Although this may seem as something bad, it isn’t. Constant rise of sale figures are a testimony to that, and we think that 2018 Chevrolet Volt will continue to enjoy high popularity.

2018 Chevrolet Volt-front view

Note: Image of 2017 Chevrolet Volt

2018 Chevrolet Volt – Design

But as we already said, changes for 2018 model year are pretty much scarce. There are reports of adding some new colors in the palette and some shuffles in the standard and optional equipment. Current Volt is in its second generation. Before we get to the good side, we must say that this is still a vehicle for five adult occupants. But that’s only on the paper. The interior space of the rear row of seat is cramped. And we don’t want to be the unlucky fellow who would seat in the middle of the rear row. That seat is almost unusable.

However, the Volt remains to be offered in two trim levels, LT and Premier. And with the highest trim, the buyer will get leather, Bose audio system, heated side mirrors and automatic park assist and auto-dimming rear view mirror. But we won’t focus so much on the interior since this should be everyday commute car. And in this field, the Volt is excellent.

2018 Chevrolet Volt-interior

Note: Image of 2017 Chevrolet Volt interior

2018 Chevrolet Volt – Engine

The good thing about this vehicle is that there is no range anxiety. It starts solely on electric power and with the 18.4-kWh battery pack it will go for about 53 miles before combustion engine kicks in. Not only to get us where we’re going but to replenish the batteries as well. The battery will charge in 13 hours on a 120-volt socket or more reasonable 4.5 hours on 240-volt. With a combination of 1.5-liter 101 horsepower engine and two electric motors, the Volt will be able to go 420 miles before it runs dry. And with combined output, the fuel economy is 59 MPGe.

Another good thing about this vehicle is safety level. Although a small car is said that cannot offer a high level of safety (old Volvo philosophy), this one aced the tests. Of course, the Volt for 2017 model year. But we can safely assume that 2018 Chevrolet Volt will receive Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS since it comes almost unchanged. The Top Safety Pick+ was obtained when Volt was equipped with optional equipment.

2018 Chevrolet Volt-rear view

Note: Image of 2017 Chevrolet Volt

2018 Chevrolet Volt – Price

The price shouldn’t change for 2018 model year. And with all federal cuts and discounts from state to state, we can’t say that this vehicle is expensive. The LT starts at $34.095 and the Premier at $38.445.

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