Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Concept
Among the biggest automakers, the daddy brand General Motors, revealed another of its take on the hybrid MPV Concept when it presented to the world, the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Concept in the Beijing Auto Show, 2010. The five seater vehicle is an MPV featuring Volt’s platform along with an enhanced powertrain. This is an addition to a lot of different versions of Volt that have been put forward by the General Motors. One version of the Volt, custom made for Europe called the Opel Ampera has already hit production. Another version was presented as a concept from the baby brand Cadillac, called the Converj. Then the theme behind the Chevrolet Volt was sprinkled over with some sportiness and the outcome was the Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept. Now that brand has come up with a version of the Volt that is more of a family vehicle.
Just like all the other hybrid vehicles that are on a rage these days, the Chevrolet Volt MPV5’s engine is also a combination of an electric motor backed by a battery. Under the hood, the MPV5 houses an electric motor that is good for producing 150 ponies and impressive 370 pound feet of torque. The numbers are on par with a vehicle in this niche. The motor is backed up by a lithium ion battery. The T-shaped battery supplies 16 kWh to the motor. All of the thrust provided to the vehicle is the sole input from the electric motor. The gasoline engine of capacity 1.4 liter exists onboard. However, the purpose of this engine is restricted only to generate electricity after the batteries retire. The brand claims that the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 possesses an all electric range of about 32 miles while sporting and all gasoline engine range of 300 miles. Plugging in an MPV5 to a regular household supply of 120 volts, fully charges up the Volt MPV5 in more or less eight hours. However, a 240 volt outlet reduces the time by four hours. This minivan, after taking a stroll of about five minutes, reaches a top speed of 100 mph.
There is a clear glimpse of Volt Sedan when you check out the interiors and exteriors of the Chevrolet Volt MPV5. The understate grille and the bumper are so Volt that it is next to impossible to miss the resemblance. Even the wheels of the minivan take notes from the Chevrolet Volt. The Chevrolet Volt PV5 has been designed to amplify aero-dynamicity as much as possible. The blades and spoiler on the back along with the specially designed taillamps serve the same purpose.
On the inside, the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 is roomy for its niche and is equally comfortable. The interiors get beautified with the leathers seats that are bi-hued and, gauges in a tint of sapphire.
The Chevrolet Volt MPV5 is not as breath taking as other concepts from the brand. But it surely is a simple, more family-oriented vehicle that could attract a fair share of customers. The concept is very likely to hit production after the Chevrolet Volt sedan does.