2019 Volt Mid-Cycle refresh?

Discussion in 'Volt' started by WadeTyhon, Jan 9, 2018.

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  1. WadeTyhon

    WadeTyhon Well-Known Member

    The Volt may become a crossover in its next incarnation. But it is looking like 2019 will bring a mid-cycle refresh.


    What new features or changes would you like to see?

    Personally I would like electric seats.

    Also, while this seems counter-intuitive, I would like a version of the Volt with a smaller battery pack.

    For one, so they could have an enty level model that can compete on price with other PHEVs.

    But also to maybe make leg room for the tiny middle seat in the back! :p
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  3. Interesting that they would consider a refresh so close to they end of its life, but maybe if they do a job well enough to result in revived sales, they'll consider keeping it for another year or two.

    Interesting suggestion, that one about the smaller pack.
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  4. ArkansasVolt

    ArkansasVolt New Member

    Mid cycle refresh probably won't help, seems that just the small size and cheap has is what's hurting the sales. At $4-$5 per gallon, they would sell just at a much higher rate

    2011 Chevy Volt;
    2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  5. WadeTyhon

    WadeTyhon Well-Known Member

    I agree that the size is what is hurting it. And the fact that it's a sedan profile. That is a turn off to a lot of people.

    But others wouldn't be caught dead in a hatchback, crossover or SUV! There are still lots of folks paying 20-25k for a sedan.

    I think if they could decrease the pack size to make the back seat feel more roomy and drop the starting price into the 25k-28k price range then it might make the car more competitive with current ICE and PHEV competition.
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  6. God

    God Member

    Will be interesting to see what direction GM goes with MY19 changes...
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  8. Honhme

    Honhme New Member

    I know that my wife would like a grab bar/handhold above the passenger window.
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  9. Rob Kaulfuss

    Rob Kaulfuss New Member

    Needs a handhold on both passenger and driver sides. I often like to hold those when I am driving.
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  10. WadeTyhon

    WadeTyhon Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna +10 that one. :p

    Whenever I'm in the passenger seat of my wife's Volt, I often reach for a handle when someone is cutting us off or my wife takes a sharp turn. So far no handle has magically materialized. But my instinct to reach for one hasn't gone away.
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  11. Alex Norwood

    Alex Norwood New Member

    Rear a/c vents

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