Car guys online tried tracking down the elusive Volt. In a campaign of camouflage, the car was given a bit of exposure. With the camo shots showing up everywhere, Chevy came up with an idea. They allowed current Volt owners to get sneak peeks.
On Monday, the first day of the Detroit Auto Show, the camo came off. The front grill, headlights, profile and the accents. It's all different in the second generation Chevy Volt.
It's sleeker, faster and has a longer range. 50 miles on a single charge, Chevy says.
Executive Chief Engineer Pam Fletcher says talking to Volt enthusiasts has been part of the car from the start.
"Our owners should feel like they designed this car. There's probably not another customer-inspired car, a car that's inspired as much by its owners as the second generation Volt."
Gone is the black strip under the window and instead of a cup holder in the middle of the back, there's a fifth seat that can accommodate a small passenger, even with he t-shape battery cluster still going down the middle of the car.
Andrew Farah is a chief engineer and he says it's not all looks. It's quieter and the handling is top notch.
"On the highway, it's a much quieter ride. The handling is still superb and that's something that we didn't, we went after it in general, but i was really happy with where it came out," Farah said.
With a sportier look and another passenger, a lot of customer requests have been fulfilled. The looming question is the price. Chevy didn't of a tag for it but the likely answer is that it's not going to be much higher than the cost to build it. Click play to see how auto experts say they'll make money on that low price tag.