Based on the Voltec powertrain form the Volt, the five-seater crossover concept comes with increased dimensions, having a 15 mm longer wheelbase and being 181 mm longer, 73 mm wider and 182 taller. The CUV comes with a folding second row of seats that allows it to offer up to 1,764 liters of luggage space.
The Volt MPV5 shares many of its design cues with the Volt and has been designed to have an exceptional aerodynamic coefficient: it features a closed front grille, aerodynamic rocker panel elements, creased tail lamps, a rear quarter panel that uses blades and an air flow-optimized underbody. Chevrolet says that the vehicle sets a record for aerodynamics in its class.
Just like the Chevy Volt, the concept uses GM’s Voltec plug-in hybrid system, so it gets the same 150hp & 273 lb-ft electric motor powered by a 16kWh Li-ion battery pack and 1.4 liter gasoline engine. The vehicle can reach a top speed of 100 mph and offers an EV range (EPA city cycle) of 32 miles. Its extended range is 300 miles on a full tank of gasoline.
Inside the CUV, we find the two-tone leather seats, the Volt’s center stack and gauge cluster and the typical Chevrolet crossover seating that offers easy entry and egress.
"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.