Looking like a Volt-ified Orlando concept, the MPV5 can travel up to 51.5 km (32 miles) on electricity alone.
Following a patent leak, Chevrolet has unveiled the Volt MPV5 concept at Auto China 2010.
Looking like a Volt-ified Orlando concept, the crossover features Volt-inspired fascias, 19-inch aluminum wheels, and dual skylights. Inside, the cabin boasts leather upholstery, seating for five (the Volt only carries four) and 30.5 cu-ft of cargo capacity (62.3 cu-ft when the rear seats are folded down).
The MPV5 measures 4,585mm long, 1,871mm wide and 1,612mm tall. It rides on a 2,760mm wheelbase, which is only 15mm longer than the wheelbase of the Chevrolet Volt.
As expected, the concept features an electric motor with 111 kW (150 hp / 152 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. The 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack allows the MPV5 to travel up to 51.5 km (32 miles) on electricity alone. When the battery is depleted, a 1.4-liter engine recharges the battery while simultaneously providing power to the electric motor. This enables the MPV5 to have a range of 482 km (300 miles). While detailed performance specifications weren't released, the MPV5 has a top speed 160 km/h (100 mph).
According to Doug Parks, GM's Global Vehicle Chief Engineer for Electric Vehicles, "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."
Check out the press release below for additional information.