Aiming at improved everything and lower pricing.
With the current generation of the Chevrolet Volt far frombeing a huge sales success, the company is hard at work with the new and improvednext-generation EV. Spied in an early prototype testing, this next Volt should gointo production in the summer of 2015 and be released as a 2016 model. GM hasalready hinted that it hopes to slash a few thousand dollars off of the car’sprice, and is expected to do so by sharing a platform with the upcoming 2016Chevy Cruze.
Chevrolet may also offer a stripped-down, lower-priced modelof the Volt, perhaps one with a shorter electric range in addition to lessstandard equipment. At least from these early spy shots of the next Volt, it seems that GM is not straying too far away from the current model’s design, albeit a bit sleeker than its predecessor. As for the camouflaged roof, the underpinnings mayrange from a similar glass roof to something in the form of a solar panel.