It's debut date is now official.
On the Chevy Volt owner Facebook page, Kevin Kelly, General Motors' Manager of Electrification Technology Communications, posted the following:
Wanted to make sure that our loyal Volt owners were among the first to hear the news and get a slight glimpse of what's to come...
Next Generation Volt to debut at 2015 NAIAS
The next generation Chevrolet Volt will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney said today.
The 2016 Volt will build on the award-winning original’s strong foundation of technology innovation. Volt sales were up 13 percent in July and more than 65,000 have been sold since it was introduced – making it the best-selling plug-in passenger car in the U.S. market.
“Volt is the perfect example of the ingenuity that drives everything we do at Chevrolet,” Mahoney said at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefings. “Volt fully delivers on the promises of Find New Roads and will continue to provide consumers with the transportation solutions they need and deserve in the future.”
Volt owners are driving more than 63 percent of their overall miles in electric vehicle mode, collectively logging more than 500 million gas-free miles since the Volt’s retail debut in 2010. That has saved more than 25 million gallons of gasoline.
Kelly, as well as the Chevrolet Volt Facebook site, posted the lone teaser image seen above.
Additionally, the Chevrolet Volt Facebook site posted this:
"We have exciting news, Volt fans! Here’s your first look at the all-new Chevrolet Volt, set to be revealed at the North American International Auto Show in January. Are you ready for the new Volt?"
Earlier this year GM announced they were setting aside $449 million into both its Hamtramck, MI assembly facility and its Brownstown Battery Assembly plant to bring the next generation of Volt to market...plus two other, as yet unnamed, "future" vehicles.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is expected to have a range of at least 50 miles and also feature a lower starting MSRP than today's $34,995...both of which sounds pretty good to us.