One of the key changes are tweaks to the level of brake regeneration. In the car’s latest guise, drivers can set a lower temperature for when the engine kicks in to run the heater. Additionally, GM has fitted a revised infotainment screen, a power driver’s seat on the Premium trim, an upgraded digital rearview camera, and a new pattern on the cloth seats.
As Cars Direct notes, prices for the 2019 Volt are a touch higher than they were in 2018. The range continues to start with the LT trim but it is now priced from $34,395, including the $875 destination fee. This is a minor $300 more than last year’s model.
Elsewhere in the range, the high-end Premier trim will set back customers a minimum of $38,995, making it $500 pricier than previously. One of the key points of difference between the LT and Premier is the latter’s inclusion of a 7.2 kW charger as standard.
By comparison, the LT trim is equipped with a 3.6 kW charger and has to be optioned with the 7.2 kW system for $750. Hooked up to a 240-volt outlet, the 7.2 kW can recharge the plug-in hybrid in 2.3 hours while the 3.6 kW charger takes twice as long.
Like previous model years, the 2019 Chevrolet Volt is fitted with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder coupled with a continuously variable transmission. Complementing this internal combustion engine are a pair of electric motors. The car can run for 53 miles (85 km) in all-electric mode and 420 miles (675 km) with the ICE operating.