General Motors is calling its newest hybrid concept the Chevy MPV5, but you might think of it as a very tall and roomy Volt. Unlike the Volt the MPV5 concept, which GM unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, seats five and has more passenger and luggage room (30.5 cubic feet vs. the Volts 11 cubic feet).
And unlike the Volt the MPV5 concept is bigger and certainly heavier so GM says it will only go 32 miles on all electric mode. The Volt has a claimed 40-mile, all-electric range.
Stylistically, the Chevy MPV5 concept is very similar to the Volt with a lot of features that look like they came straight out of the Volt including the MPV5 concept’s dashboard.
The Volt is scheduled to go on sale toward the end of this year, and according to GM it will go about 40 miles on electricity only using a large lithium-ion battery before the car’s small gas engine kicks in to charge the battery and extend the car’s range.
To read more about the Chevy MPV5 and the anticipated arrival of the Chevy Volt, visit: www.tflcar.com.