Chevrolet presents Volt MPV5 Electric Concept at Auto China 2010 in Beijing
Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Concept is a 5 passenger multi-purpose crossover, which shows the potential of the Voltec propulsion system.
Outside the car isn't made entirely about efficiency. Painted in Sonic Blue Metallic paint and with big 19" Volt wheels, it concept's sporty features.
"The Volt MPV5 concept takes the efficient design of the Chevrolet Volt and adapts it to the family vehicle crossover segment. It's immediately recognizable as a true member of the Chevrolet family," said Bob Boniface, Director of GM North America Crossover Exterior Design.
The MPV5 concept has 2760 mm wheelbase, which is 15mm longer than the original Volt. The body is also longer with 181 mm – totally 4585, 73 mm wider – 1871 and 182mm taller – 1612. Practically the whole car has significant growth.
The interior adopts the Volt's center stack and gauge cluster along with its nice two-tone leather seats. The comfort is better, because of the longer wheelbase and bigger body.
The cargo space is 863 liters, but with possibility to grow up to 1764 liter by folding the second row seating.
Volt MPV5 Concept has a 16-kWh T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack powers the electric drive unit. It is available to run up to 51 km on pure electric propulsion. When the battery is depleted, a 1.4-liter engine generator sustains the battery charge and provides up to 482 km of electric propulsion.
"The Volt MPV5 concept demonstrates the flexibility of the Voltec propulsion system, which can produce enough electric power to propel a range of vehicles. from a compact sedan like the Volt to a crossover like the Volt MPV5 concept," said Doug Parks, Global Vehicle Line Executive and Global Vehicle Chief Engineer for Electric Vehicles at GM.
"Rapidly growing demand for personal transportation across China is creating new environmental and energy security challenges," said Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group. "GM is committed to finding and adopting solutions, which include the electrification of the automobile. The world premiere of the Volt MPV5 concept in Beijing demonstrates GM's desire to make China a global focus of its advanced technology strategy."