General Motors have issued a preview of the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, which will be seen at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show. Much has been discussed about this model, the main subject being on its Voltec drivetrain. This is an expensive system, so GM needs to offer it on other models to reduce its cost, that’s according to Examiner.
You will see by the images in this slideshow that the front end of the MPV5 is much larger than that of the standard Volt. The problem with this is the huge amount of drag it causes, so instead of 40mpg, the concept will only achieve 32 miles per gallon.
GM is counting on this new model for the future of its company, as they are still struggling to get back to their former self. The Detroit automaker has already paid back loans given to them by the U.S. and Canadian Government — five years earlier than expected.
For those looking for a concept vehicle with performance, then the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Concept is not for you — offering just 100mph. However, we have to remember that the way we think of cars is changing — economy and its impact on our planet is now much more important.