2016 Chevy Volt Teaser Reveal – Video

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 10

2016 Chevy Volt Teaser

2016 Chevy Volt Teaser

As a follow-up to the next-gen 2016 Chevy Volt teaser reveal that occurred on August 7, here is the actual video of the announcement from the 49th annual Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars near Traverse City, Michigan.

The video is brief, but it does show Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney revealing the next-gen Volt teaser to the audience.

Officially, this marked the first time anyone outside of General Motors caught a glimpse of the actual 2016 Volt.

Mahoney speaks briefly, but the video ends rather abruptly.  It’s unlikely he commented much on the next-gen Volt, as he specifically says he can’t reveal details and asks the audience to refrain from questioning him in regards to the upcoming Volt.

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10 responses to "2016 Chevy Volt Teaser Reveal – Video"

  1. ggpa says:

    The video begins with some amazing statistics (some we can all see on voltstats.net).

    Tesla, Nissan and Chevrolet are smart in collecting these numbers.

    Toyota and Ford should do the same. I for one am very curious about the top selling Plug-in Prius. Are any of them ever plugged in?

  2. GeorgeS says:

    “cutting edge technology”

    That is the Volt for sure.

    GM is such an odd company. They have an incredible bunch of engineers that do some really great cutting edge stuff like the EV1, the skateboard concept which Tesla copied, the 2 mode Silverado truck, and all their fuel cell work, and on and on……

    and then they have:…GM management.

    GM management can’t seem to follow through on these well done engineering projects.

    Example: crush the EV1, Cancel the 2 mode Silverado, and then proclaim that the Volt is not a “mass market vehicle”. Give up on fuel cells and let Toyota figure out how to sell it.

    Why bother with an engineering project and then cancel it before you follow through with it.??

    If GM had invented the Prius they would have cancelled it because it was too expensive and it wasn’t a “mass market vehicle.”

    Toyota on the other hand stuck with it and continually improved it and now it sells well.

    Toyota probably could have cost reduced the 2 mode and made it a success as well.

    and now they will (IMO) make a success of fuel cells.

    There’s no follow thru at GM.

    Let the engineers come up with it.

    Give it a couple years to prove it can sell.

    …and then give up and cancel if it doesn’t sell.

    1. mike w says:

      Yes GM’s engineers and management team were on their game when they designed and built the Volt. Almost every major auto manufacturer has some kind of fuel cell program. The only companies that are delivering FCV equipped cars are the companies that need ZEV credits. ZEV credits are the driving force behind FCVs. I would not expect to see many FCVs selling/leasing outside California for some years for this very reason.

      1. Anthony says:

        “Yes GM’s engineers and management team were on their game when they designed and built the Volt. ”

        And then they all left. And the new team currently in place couldn’t give f*** all if the Volt sold.

        1. kdawg says:

          Chief Engineer, Andrew Farah, is still there and worked on gen2. And remember, it’s the little guys that do the work, not the figureheads.

          1. hvacman says:

            As is Pam Fletcher – chief Volt drive train engineer and now GM’s chief executive engineer for electrified vehicles. GM is rich in EV technical engineering and engineering management talent and experience who really believe the EV is the future. I’d love to be a fly on the wall to learn their private reactions to GM’s various Volt and EV marketing mis-steps.

    2. Mike says:

      The Volt kills any and all need for hydrogen.
      We will transition to electric, using gas as the backup. We don’t need hydrogen as a more expensive backup.

  3. James says:

    Two nights after this presentation, with NY Auto Show announcement, teaser photo and glowing commentary about Volt’s engineering prowess, GM’s Marketing Chief, Tim Mahoney spoke in front of another public audience. In that speech, he called Volt a “niche vehicle akin to Corvette”, and said it’s small market is located primarily on the West Coast and parts of the Northeastern USA!!!

    STOP THE INSANITY, GM!

    Is this a prime example of the right hand knows not what the left hand is doing? Or – that they just don’t read each other’s emails and yet it’s good to promote Volt to some certain audiences at certain times?

    Volt could boot Prius and all hybrids from their current sales leading status amongst the gas-stingey contingent. This could mean hundreds of thousands of sales per year. Yet
    GM’s Tim Mahoney IS STILL IN CHARGE OF MARKETING VOLT WHEN HE OBVIOUSLY DOESN’T BELIEVE v.2 will be any better sales-wise than v.1.

    Or , is this a case of putting low expectations out there to protect GM just in case Volt v.2 falls flat like v.1?

    We’ve heard the 2 Volt strategy – one more affordable version with less EV range, and one with 45-50 miles range and a higher price. Add 3-across seating and ample storage in back and you have one very smart choice for those looking to save on gasoline!

    I don’t think I can stomach another 3-4 years of lame Volt ads made by people who 1) don’t understand the car’s market potential and market. 2) People who don’t believe in Volt.

    1. Bill Howland says:

      Yes, you would think since the Volt is the most popular plug in car in the states that they’d be readying new models based on this lower-cost/better performance platform, to be ready for the day when the VOLTEC platform is profitable, to have plenty of different types of EV’s for sales.

      Small trucks, vans, CUVs, and Saturn Sky styled Roadsters are all possible.

      The advertising value of this alone would be great for GM and would increase the prestige of the brand, possibly making sales for people who still can’t quite afford an EV as of yet.

  4. Luke Warm says:

    #1… Find new roads.
    #2… Find new advertising agencies.
    #3… Find new Marketing Director.
    #4… Fire Tim Baloney.

    Heads have rolled at GM (Thank God) and new blood is in place doing great things at GM but Tim Fulla Baloney needs to find a new job.

    He suggests this car should only be advertised in California and parts of the northeast. BOLOGNA! I drove my first Volt (a 2012 year model) 27,000 miles in a rural part of Texas out here in the Heartland and in the 27 months I owned that car, I used 42 gallons of gas (Go Google “Dusty Too Voltstats” if you don’t believe me. And in my experience of driving my first Volt on lonely country roads, I discovered that GM lied! They stated the Volt would go about 35 miles on a charge before the gasoline engine needed to come on. In my rural driving, often I was able to drive my 45 mile commute from one of our ranches to another one in a different county, the entire 45 miles without the gasoline engine needing to come on. That’s why this car is so brilliant for people who live in the Heartland, where Tim Baloney doesn’t seem to understand that people can really benefit from them.

    In city driving with frequent starts and stops, probably a 2012 Volt does go about 35 miles only. Out here in the sticks where I have three stop signs the entire 45 miles on my commute, and not a lot of traffic, the Volt really shines. And sadly, Tim Baloney has no interest in “illuminating” this aspect of the Volt and no understanding how well this car works outside of a large city.

    If anybody needed to be fired at GM, it is Tim Baloney who is allowing the Volt to fester and not be marketed and advertised where the Volt can really shine,