2017 Chevy Volt – Naperville, IL
The 2017 Chevy Volt at Naperville, IL car dealers is plug-in hybrid vehicle that allows you to drive on your terms, by offering a combined driving range that will provide you with a cleaner and more economical way to get from point A to point B. The best part? The new Volt offers that smile-inducing driving range without sacrificing anything in design, performance, or features. This fact alone puts it far ahead of the electric cars on the market, and is why Chevrolet of Naperville is proud to say we stock a hybrid electric vehicle that is cutting-edge for its time.
The design is sleek and gives a very upscale first impression. Topping it all off, the Volt also has an interior that looks more like a higher-trim economy sedan rather than the typical bare-bones look of most other plug-in vehicles on the market. Finally, the performance and overall efficiency of the Volt will impress even the most enthusiastic hot-rod buyer.
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What’s New for 2017
New on the Volt for 2017 is a plethora of features. Its list of vast options grows to include things like adaptive cruise control, and an upgraded automatic emergency braking system. While these types of functions are basic (and have been for a while now) on your average gas-powered car, this is a big step for the Volt. Most electric vehicles sacrifice certain “unnecessary” features that require battery use to aid in the efficiency and performance of the vehicle. But, not the new Volt. With this vehicle, Chevy made sure there was no compromising or settling for less.
Along with features like this, there’s a whole new body structure, and much more conventional styling that departs from the look of the older Volt. The new Volt is also available on the market in all 50 states, whereas the 2016 model was only available in select markets where low and zero-emission vehicle sales are required. Therefore, the model should see an increase in sales for that reason alone.
Let’s take a closer look at a few of the things that make the new 2017 Chevy Volt such an impressive plug-in vehicle.
Powertrains and Performance
If the interior didn’t pique your interest, perhaps the performance of the 2017 Chevy Volt will.
This vehicle is powered by two electric motors that work in tandem to help with efficiency and conserving the electrical charge. Since the motors are electric, and collectively put out 149 horsepower you’ll experience no delay when you hit the gas pedal. They instantly provide responsive horsepower and torque, which gives the Volt quite a bit of acceleration. These engines draw power from the battery that’s equipped on the Volt, which is a lithium-ion battery. On a full charge, the Volt gets up to 53 miles of electric driving range. This battery is both lighter and holds much more energy than the first generation Volt’s did, which is one of many reasons this new Volt has a longer driving range. When the battery gets low, a 1.5-liter gas-powered generator/engine seamlessly engages so you aren’t stuck on the side of the road without a charge. On a full tank of gas and a full charge, the Volt gets a total driving range of up to 420 miles. In order to help with recharging the battery on the fly, the Volt has a feature called “Regen on Demand” which allows the owner to regenerate energy when they brake.
Chevrolet expects that owners will drive 1,000 miles between fill-ups if they regularly charge their vehicles. That saves a lot of money in gas, and doesn’t sacrifice performance either thanks to the instant power that’s sent to the wheels via the electric motors.
The design of the 2017 Volt is just the same as the 2016 Volt, which wowed consumers with its cutting-edge look and sleek appearance. Combine that with the fact the design is only a year old, and there is no reason for Chevy to worry about coming up with a new one for their second-generation marvel.
When Chevy designers started designing the Volt, they didn’t worry about the fact it was going to be a plug-in hybrid. They decided to break the A-typical mold of electric/hybrid vehicles, and design something exciting looking — which was their goal throughout the entire process. They knew they wanted it to have four doors, but wanted more of a coupe aesthetic mixed in with the overall look in order to provide an extra layer of flair that other competitors missed. They spent hours in the wind tunnel with this vehicle, and tuned it to be as aerodynamic as possible. John Cafaro, who is the Executive Designer of the Volt, said they fine-tuned a Volt like a musician might fine-tune a guitar. In other words, they got it to the lowest drag coefficient possible, which is a major reason the Volt has such great efficiency.
While the outside remained relatively the same, there were a lot of changes made to the interior. Features were added, and it was refined to be much more user-intuitive and mature looking.
For the second Volt, the idea was to make the inside much more intuitive. Chevy has always been good about listening to consumer wants and needs. So when they heard the interior of the 2016 model wasn’t as user-friendly as they hoped it would be, they changed it. It’s thanks to these changes, that consumers now truly do know exactly what to do when you get inside the Volt.
Even just looking at pictures shows that. Looking at the inside of the 2017 Volt, you’ll notice the 8-inch touchscreen display powered by Chevy MyLink and hooked up to wi-fi. It has all your favorite apps, and it operates just like the touchscreens in other Chevy models. For the rest of the controls, it was just as easy to make them more user intuitive. The instrument cluster provides a bright, vibrant, and very readable display for important information like speed, fuel, and battery power. When you get in the Volt, the push-to-start button is prominent and easy to find, along with your headlights, wipers, and any other important functions. Needless to say, the redesign was clearly a success.
As far as looks go, they wanted to get away from the previous prototype look that used the Apple-like white trim, and less defined feeling. It looks strikingly similar to the 2016 Volt’s interior, but takes a more refined approach. Instead of something outlandish, Chevy decided to make alterations that would give the interior a much more sculpted and sweeping feeling. Now, it looks (and feels) more like an upscale luxury vehicle, and has an excellent fit and finish, with much nicer materials than before.
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We understand consumer hesitation when it comes to buying an electric car. There are plenty of horror stories online about Chevy dealerships being unable to answer questions, service, or even repair their electric vehicles. But, we aren’t one of them. We have the tools, knowledge, and state-of-the-art service department required to work on vehicles like the 2017 Volt, and our sales staff will confidently answer any questions you might have about it.
It’s a cutting-edge vehicle after all, so it needs a cutting-edge dealership — and that dealership is Chevrolet of Naperville.