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Chevy teases 2016 Volt having fun in the snow.
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By: Sergiu Tudose
December 22, 2014


While we're all waiting for the new Volt to drop camo in front of our cameras, the good people of Chevrolet have decided to throw us a bone and show us how the car handles icy roads.

From the looks of things, quite well, but it's hardly the proper setting for an ice handling test so we can't draw many conclusions from it. But we're willing to give GM the benefit of the doubt, especially since they've been pretty amped bout the new gen Chevy Volt for some time now, and we're hoping that it's going to be a great product.

The new model is expected to look only slightly different than the current generation and it will feature increased battery-life capacity. We've already seen a preview of its interior.

The curtains come down in January at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
 

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One of the threads had the front of the new volt uncovered....

It wasn't flattering...

Hope it sells...
 

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Wow. It can drive in an almost straight line??? This thing is going to be a 4wd MONSTER!!!

Great job finding the right video to get everyone excited, GM!
 

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This technology is going to be Chevrolet's way to electric vehicle domminance, from humble first gen met with stiff political opposition, its going to evolve into something great.
Remember when everyone laughed about 'low tech' pushrods without variable valve timing? who is laughing now?or automatics not shifting as fast as DCT's.. who is laughing now?
 

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o_O

...wow...
...how...versatile?
 
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Does the lack of drifting possibly indicate AWD?
This is what I was thinking...

Is the purpose of this video to show that the Volt may now have independent electric drive motors to the four wheels? All with the capability to sense when there's low traction, like GM's "traditional" AWD units?

But then again, it could simply be the Volt during its cold weather testing, with the film crew recording everything it does...:)
 

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Thanks Envoy, that 42 seconds, I'll never get back...................



This technology is going to be Chevrolet's way to electric vehicle domminance, from humble first gen met with stiff political opposition, its going to evolve into something great.
Remember when everyone laughed about 'low tech' pushrods without variable valve timing? who is laughing now?or automatics not shifting as fast as DCT's.. who is laughing now?


Trying to leave the political part out of it, but the Volt was met with reality, as in "it costa a lotta money and own-lee sava-me a little".

In May of 2011 gas was almost $4.00/gallon and it still didn't makes sense for most, we've now got near $2.00 gas................
 

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I'll vouch that my 2014 Volt handles quite well on ice & snow but as others have already said cheap gas makes Voltec less of an advantage. May as well gas up the mighty V8, bolt on the snows and have some real fun winter driving!!
 
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