Current Gen 2 Volt owner looking for a replacement
I replaced my 2012 Sportage with the 2016 Chevy volt. I like the Volt but there are a few issues that are a concern. Probably the biggest is reliability. According to Consumers Report annual ratings the 2016 Volt is on their do not buy list & so it will lessen my potential trade-in private sale.
There is a "chugle" problem that still is prevalent in the 2017. What's "Chugle"? It's when your in ICE [internal combustion engine] & it acts similar to engine misfire. It's slight, not all the time, but annoying especially where GM/Chevy/Volt hasn't fixed the problem. They did have an engine misfire recall, but that didn't fix the issue. There are other reliability issues that I haven't experienced, but discussed on the Volt forum [& reported to Volt] & obviously reported to the annual Consumer Reports survey. For me, it's just a compact car and I miss a CUV.
My interest is the Niro PHYB. I've looked at the internal/external measurements comparison between the Niro & Bolt, Sportage, Volt, & other CUV's. Pretty much the same +/- an inch or 2.
I'm pretty sure there is a significant difference between a Hybrid & Plugin. It's not just batteries [which is a big deal], but all over configuration of motors [unless a "simpler" configuration is employed], and software, bringing it all together.
So I'm curious what members think about the prospect of the Niro plugin and how it will function. Will it compete with the Volt the only current EREV [extended range electric vehicle]? A plugin Sportage would be nice!