Next-Generation 2016 Chevy Volt To Resemble Corvette

DEC 15 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 27

Next-Gen 2016 Chevy Volt To Debut In Just A Few Weeks - Props To Our Anonymous Photoshopper

Next-Gen 2016 Chevy Volt To Debut In Just A Few Weeks – Props To Our Anonymous Photoshopper

 2016 Chevrolet Volt Rear Teaser

2016 Chevrolet Volt Rear Teaser

According to General Motors’ global head of design, the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt will feature subtle design elements from today’s Corvette:

“As Malibu and Cruze and Volt come to market, you’ll be able to see a subtle link between some of the form vocabulary for all of them and Corvette.”

In speaking with Automotive News, Wellburn says that Chevrolet’s design team will incorporate elements from the Corvette into several next-generation Chevy models that will appear over the next couple of years.

Per Automotive News:

“Subtle design elements of the Corvette — from the hexagonal taillights to its taut hood — will be recognizable in many of Chevrolet’s upcoming cars, General Motors global design boss Ed Welburn says.”

Wellburn adds:

“I always look at the hood of the Corvette and the sectioning, the way it’s taut, very lean, very sporty.  That will be a part of really everything we do for Chevrolet.”

Out back, Wellburn says that the Corvette’s squared-off taillights will be hinted at “in all other Chevrolets…in a very positive way.”

Peruse these images of the Corvette for a sense of where the design might be headed for the 2016 Volt:

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Source: Automotive News

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27 Comments on "Next-Generation 2016 Chevy Volt To Resemble Corvette"

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kdawg
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Now just give it Corvette performance 🙂

Anon
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Anon

Ah, that would mean making it significantly better than many of their ICE vehicles.

I don’t see that happening…

Mike
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Mike

They seem to forget that the people that need and want these vehicles don’t care if it looks like a Corvette, and would rather see an affordable model with less bells and whistles. Are these cars for the 1%ers or for the masses? If you can sell a corvette-looking Volt for less than it’s current MSRP I would be shocked.

Warren
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Warren

Wait! So you are saying it will be bigger than it is now, and only seat two?

Warren
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Warren

Seriously, the Corvette is exactly the same length as the Volt, and 3 1/2 inches wider, yet struggles to fit two swollen Americans and their golf clubs. I guess the space for the clubs is what makes it a “sports” car.

Although lowering the roof of the Volt almost 8 inches would improve the range.

jerryd
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jerryd

Warren, the Corvette is a great sportscar. Why would you expect it to seat more than 2?
Next I’d like to see the Volt look, be better with better aero being more important the Vette doesn’t have.
But it seems they are sticking to their battery arrangement with the Volt precludes things like option battery range, etc.
With their upcoming 200 mile EV they should have used a common chassis with
the Volt.
Lastly GM is missing a big bet not making an EV-Vette. The Vette already is lightweight so could have 200 mile EV range and killer torque, speed and still be under it’s 3300lb gas weight!!
With that kind of torque, low CG, Vette handling it would be hard to beat it in a road or drag race.
And not cost more than their other top Vette options.
Add a 20kw RE in the rear quarter panel with 100-150 battery range would be a killer app.
Or in the Cadillac version might be better to raise Cad’s tech brand.

Josh
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I would be a electric Stingray in a heartbeat (if my wife would allow it)…where does this carseat thingy go.

GeorgeS
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GeorgeS

This is a good thing IMO. I’ve referred to the Volt as a gentleman’s Corvette. The way the car handles, and it’s modest but peppy accel hints of a sports car feel. I think if it was more generally known people might be more inclined to buy one. It’s not a stoggy electric by any means.

GeorgeS
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GeorgeS

Next up:

Next Gen Corvette gets electric front axle,and mid engine ICE— beats i8 performance for 30,000$ less.

Warren
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Warren
sven
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sven

Corvoltte? Or would it be spelled Corvolt? 😀

Bill Howland
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Bill Howland

If they don’t like your name ‘CorVolt’ maybe they could call a Corvetticized VOlt a ‘VoltSter’.

Sam EV
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Sam EV

Ack. I hope this doesn’t mean it will have less head-room and interior space than the current gen. I need a little more head-room and space for kids in the back than the current gen Volt offers.

Ryan
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Ryan

“Subtle design elements” does not equal a Volt powertrain in a Corvette folks lol… it simply means it may have similar headlights/taillights/character traits that give all of the cars a common “look”… it will still be very much a Volt

pjwood
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pjwood

Ceramic regenerative brakes 😉

GeorgeS
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GeorgeS

A subtle whit to be sure. Good one pj LOL.

Tesla Fan
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Tesla Fan

i like the sloppy black and red roof…. not

should be entirely black, and the only thing i dont like on the vette is the tail lights, not horrible but could be better

Nix
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Nix

It will look like a Corvette the same way an Aston Martin Cygnet looks like a DB9

Anon
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Anon

The ALREADY revealed front looks more like an angular Honda, to me. 😛

DonC
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DonC

In person the hints of a Corvette were VERY subtle. LOL

George Parrott
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George Parrott

For a moment I thought it was April 1. Now I conclude it was just a dead news day or somebody ate brownies with a different recipe than Mrs. Fields.

joy fischer
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joy fischer

The Volt concept car was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen… Then they ruined it and made it look like everything else on the road. I guess they figured it out a little too late. Unfortunately, I need a four-seater.

Raymondjram
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Raymondjram

I have seen “everything else” and none looks like a Volt. Are you blind?

Murrysville EV
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Murrysville EV

Personally, I think the production Volt looks much better than the concept. The concept car was too cartoonish.

Martin T.
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Martin T.

Looks like a Corvette?
Tell they are dreaming.
Journalists are strange bunch.

Murrysville EV
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Murrysville EV

Nothing to see here. They said ALL Chevys will receive design touches from the Vette; the Volt isn’t getting special treatment.

Lee
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Lee

I only hope it looks like a Corvette. I have been asking for years why hybrids have to be 4 door sedans, why not make them sporty and appeal to the masses.