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Lol, if it has exhaust heat recovery maybe
 

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GIMMIE A SUNROOF GM!
 

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At the rate chevy dealers are failing me in Atlanta it might be 2018 before i get one. JFC if they are not trying to reinforce the stereotype that domestic dealers are all stealerships or worse
 

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I have been waiting since 2010 for my local dealers to sell and service the Chevy Volt. So I have waited the most of all forum members.
 

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Faster level 2 charging would make me the happiest. Second would be more range and third is heat recovery for improved mpg during warmup.
 

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Does the Malibu Hybrid have exhaust heat recovery. I'd like better ICE MPG/warmup times in my 2017.
EDIT: I googled it and it appears that the Malibu does have it. It frustrating that the Volt can't match the Malibu on the highway.
Maybe not the EPA MPG numbers but real-world MPG for the 2017 Chevy Malibu hybrid is no better than the Gen II Volt. You can compare vehicles here: http://www.fuelly.com/ MPG numbers for the 2016/2017 Volt are all over the place on this site because Volt owners are not using the same fuel economy measurement when reporting.
 

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1-rated range of at least 60miles so I can eek out 80 in the summer yet have enough in winter using all electric heating
2-use higher amounts of my clipper creek 240v charging at least 5k.
3-snap on bodies to choose from like AFS and HO race car sets in the golden days! i.e camaro would be nice even if electric!
 

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I have been waiting since 2010 for my local dealers to sell and service the Chevy Volt. So I have waited the most of all forum members.
Again, you have the resolve of a saint. May a rich tourist bring a Volt/Bolt to Puerto Rico one day and abandon it for you to pick up used.

1-rated range of at least 60miles so I can eek out 80 in the summer yet have enough in winter using all electric heating
2-use higher amounts of my clipper creek 240v charging at least 5k.
3-snap on bodies to choose from like AFS and HO race car sets in the golden days! i.e camaro would be nice even if electric!
+1.
 

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GM GIMMIE BACK MY GARAGE DOOR OPENER! Make Garage Door Openers Great Again :-D
 

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Agreed, please get us a 7.2 option GM! Would love to charge at a faster rate when I can opportunity charge!
 

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My predictions...

High-Medium odds:
C1 available on the LT...(Like the Bolt, Chevy can pat itself on the back for a safety package on a base)
Dark grey and black grills...(Like the Bolt which didn't make their grills all silver like the Volt)
Bolts self sealing tires...(Like the Bolt, same size tires, gets the costs down and no longer needs the inflator)
7.2KW charging...(Like the Bolt, standardized)
New colors...(Maybe even burnt orange, to keep it fresh)
New data screens/displays...
Infotainment package which includes rear UBS ports...

Medium-Low odds:
Slight range increase...(Like the Gen1)
Lower MSRP...(They're been heavily incentivized since launch)
DCFC...(GM seemed surprised that 90% of Bolt orders had DCFC)
Mode to use the ICE to accelerate quicker (like the ELR)
Other Bolt goodies such as the display mirror or surround cameras

Low odds:
EVERYTHING else...Sunroof/homelink/power memory vented seats/supercruise/autonomous/rear hump removal/AWD/etc
 

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This thread should be re-titled "2018 Volt Wish List". Can't start a waiting room until we see an ordering guide and some orders into the dealer.

@ bacardi. I like your medium high list. If chevy was to put most of those especially 7.2 kw charging then i'd say they would keep sales on the upward trend.

I dont see extended range from your medium low list becuase the GM execs would simply say those buyers should just get a bolt. Fast charging and growing infrastructure would make the extended ranges less likely in my opinion. Good discussion.
 

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Assuming the tax credit isn't killed, GM will be hitting their 200,000 tax credit phase out point in 2018. After that the full $7500 tax goes for another two quarters then halved for the next two quarters and halved again, and then it's gone. I would think GM would try to sell as many plugins as possible during the phase out period to take maximum advantage of the tax credit. As such, I think they will throw out whatever they have in late 2018.

My guess is 2018 Volt will be made as attractive as possible then a flood of plug-in follow late in 2018, probably as 2019 models. I don't think it makes much sense to extend electric range as the current design is good enough to cover at least 90% of most people's driving. Faster charging rates makes sense to me. This may be a long shot, but how about a Volt SS to attract a new group of buyers? Replace the 1.5 with the turbo 2.0 which adds about 150 HP and upgrade the tires and suspension for more sportier handling.
 

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Replace the 1.5 with the turbo 2.0 which adds about 150 HP and upgrade the tires and suspension for more sportier handling.
Assuming the Voltec transmission could handle the additional HP and torque the additional power from a 2.0 liter turbo would only be coupled to the drive wheels in charge sustaining (CS) mode. Are you saying you would drive in Hold mode for the extra power?

http://gm-volt.com/2015/02/20/gen-2-volt-transmission-operating-modes-explained/
 

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Assuming the Voltec transmission could handle the additional HP and torque the additional power from a 2.0 liter turbo would only be coupled to the drive wheels in charge sustaining (CS) mode. Are you saying you would drive in Hold mode for the extra power?

http://gm-volt.com/2015/02/20/gen-2-volt-transmission-operating-modes-explained/
I don't want to steal this thread, I'm just suggesting something I think possible for the 2018 Volt. However, in answer to your question yes, high power in CS modes, normal Volt operation in CD modes.
 
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