2016 Chevrolet Volt lowers price to $33,995

By Bob Nagy on May 4, 2015 10:55 AM

The fully redesigned and more efficient 2016 Chevrolet Volt also will be a better deal when it rolls into showrooms later this year thanks to a $1,175 slice in its starting price. Opening at $33,995 before any federal, state or local tax credits or incentives, buyers in California - which is the Volt's largest single market - will be able to reduce their effective purchase price to $24,995.

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As noted when the car was revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January, the 2016 Chevy Volt rides on a new GM Delta II platform and packs an all-new Voltec powertrain that features a larger-capacity battery which will allow it to travel up to 50 miles in pure EV mode. That represents a 31-percent bump from the current 38-mile range and GM estimates it will allow owners to complete roughly 90 percent of their trips without requiring the Volt's new 1.5-liter range-extender gasoline engine to fire up and generate electricity on the fly. With an estimated 102 MPGe rating and 41-mpg combined, owners who regularly plug in to keep the Volt's battery charged can expect to drive around 1,000 miles before needed to refill its 8.9 gallon fuel tank.

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