In fact, the Volt Blackout Package came along as a limited addition dealer-upgrade-only offering during the 2018 model year. But now, you can order a factory 2019 Chevrolet Volt with the package. For the 2018 model year, this option was only a limited edition and limited production upgrade, which was subject to dealers being able to outfit the car in such a way.
According to GM Authority, the new Chevrolet Volt Blackout Package includes the following:
- Front and rear Black bowtie emblems
- 17-inch split 5-spoke aluminum wheels with ultra-bright machined finish with painted gloss black pockets
- Sport pedal kit
It will cost you an extra $1,995 and can be had on either current Volt trim level: LT and Premier. Let’s hope the 2019 Chevrolet Volt continues the recent sales momentum that the outgoing model has enjoyed. Perhaps with the upgrades and added packages it will fare well.
by Tim Stevens
Chevrolet gives us a sneak peek of the new Volt at CES 2015
LAS VEGAS — General Motors won’t spill all the beans on the new Chevy Volt until next week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but the company did give us a little peek of the thing here at the International CES. At a private event ahead of the show opening properly, Chevy gave us a brief — just 30 second — look at the new car.
It was quick, but we were shown a much more purposeful front-end of the thing, which features an aggressive, angular facia. It’s also shown in sedan form, and the rear looks to sweep downward dramatically like the current Volt — but that was a little hard to tell since we got such a brief peek.
Chevy says that the Volt has saved more than 25 billion gallons of fuel and that its owners are averaging 900 miles per tank of gas. That’s quite impressive.
Chevy also took the time to talk up its in-car LTE connectivity, which will be available as part of its OnStar with 4G LTE service, rolling out across the brand this year. And, there are the updates to OnStar, too.
Not a lot of information to share at this point, dear readers, so you’ll just have to check in this time next week when we’re up in Detroit and can bring you all the juicy details.
By: Nick Saporito
Recently General Motors has received a lot of love from market research firm JD Power, and that continues today with Chevrolet taking four APEAL awards. According to JD Power research, four GM products in total offer owners the highest gratification of ownership in their segment. Three of the awarded vehicles are Chevrolet products, which is the highest amount of any one brand in the study.
Chevrolet received APEAL awards for the Volt, Sonic and Avalanche. This is the third year that the Volt has been the most APEALing product in the compact car segment, while the Sonic and Avalanche have received the award for two years. Ironically, the Avalanche is now out of production and is being discontinued after the 2013 model year.
In addition to the three Chevrolet models, the Buick Encore received the APEAL award for the sub-compact crossover segment.
The APEAL study is based on over 83,000 responses from consumers that gauge the vehicle’s overall appeal within the first 90 days of ownership. The study sort of goes hand in hand with JD Power’s Initial Quality Survey, of which GM was the top performer on as well.