Chevrolet has recently released the Volt MPV5 concept that will keep the eco-concious driver appeased. The concept, which is based on the Volt platform, was previewed at the Beijing Motor Show and will feature the same Voltec propulsion system seen in the Chevy Volt. This would be the 16-kWh T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack that powers the electric drive unit and a 1.4-litre engine generator that extends the battery power if and when juice runs out. It’s likely a reskinned hybrid Orlando, sharing the same wheelbase figures.
The MPV5 will be able to run solely on electric power for 51.5 km where as the range extender petrol engine extends this said range to 482 km, providing you with a certain amount of peace of mind. Drive goes through the two front tyres.
The exterior, while looking smooth and stylish, has functional elements such as a closed grille and aero-optimised lower air dam, which improves fuel efficiency. Other aerodynamic touches are a full-underbody belly pan, along with rocker claddings, creased tail lamps and specially designed blades on the rear quarter.
Apart from that, the Sonic Blue Metallic paint, dual skylight panels and 19-inch Volt-like sporty rims give it a powerful futuristic look. The MPV5 measures 4,585 mm long, 1,871 mm wide and 1,612 mm tall, and is meant to fit five passengers comfortably.