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Toyota has unveiled the Chevy Volt III, the fifth-generation Prius in Europe, which comes exclusively as a plug-in hybrid, and it has a driver instrument cluster!
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I'd test-drive one. But I'd never buy the first year any new car is released.
Hope my Volt holds together for another couple of years.
 

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Toyota has unveiled the Chevy Volt III, the fifth-generation Prius in Europe, which comes exclusively as a plug-in hybrid, and it has a driver instrument cluster!
This is the car Chevrolet should have made, and it does indeed look and work like a Gen 3 Volt.

Edit: I see the plug in version gets 35-40 miles per charge, so this is equivalent to a 1st generation Volt. The non-plugin version gets 57 mpg.

I would have bought one if it was available when my Gen 1 Volt battery died. Instead I bought an ICE vehicle (VW Taos). I will still have to check out the new Prius though when it becomes available at dealers.
 

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I'd test-drive one. But I'd never buy the first year any new car is released.
Feel like they've been incrementally moving towards this for quite some time, so it doesn't seem the same risk as buying a 2011 Volt, but yeah I'll wait for reviews. I'm just glad someone is making something like this, I really don't want to give up "good" PHEV driving (and I don't want a crappy PHEV).
 

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Somebody fired the Toyota design team and brought in new talent! Looks nice.
 

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For those who want to replace their Volt with another Volt, this could be a solution.
 

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Congrats to Toyota, only took them 5 generations to get to the range of a 2011 Volt! EV range of 36 miles, is it just me or is that a total disappointment? Makes me appreciate my 2011 and 2017 Volt more and more.
 

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Congrats to Toyota, only took them 5 generations to get to the range of a 2011 Volt! EV range of 36 miles, is it just me or is that a total disappointment? Makes me appreciate my 2011 and 2017 Volt more and more.
The specs I read were 58 miles EV range. This is more than the Volt.
 

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Sorry, ~13 kWh battery, 36-37 miles ev.
Gen 1 Volt, but built today. Anyone wondering what parts of the battery can be replaced after warranty? Cell? Module? Section? Or does the whole thing need to be replaced?
 

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From the article referenced in the first post:

The gasoline engine alone produces 148 horsepower (111 kW) while a transaxle front motor delivers 120 kW (160 hp) for a total system output of 220 hp (164 kW). The motor is powered by a new 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery that offers a 50 percent longer all-electric driving range than the current generation. This would suggest an EV range of around 58 miles (95 kilometers) judging by the current 39-mile (63-km) figure in the UK
 
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