It is being said that GM designer Bob Boniface who is the lead designer for GM’s Voltec vehicles, is associated with the patent. Confirmed by Autocar’s sources, the MPV looks similar to the Chevrolet Orlando but is smaller with Chevy Volt-like design cues. The MPV is most likely to carry Volt’s radical powertrain called the Voltec by GM that features 3 kW direct engine-mounted generator and non-turbo four-cylinder 1.4-litre engine that allows drivers to carry on when the electric battery needs to be recharged.
The auto blogs are skeptical as to whether it is the same car that had been kind of
teased last year (picture below) in a YouTube video where it stood next to Orlando on some stage, or not. Also the news come as no surprise as in August last year, outgoing GM vice chairman Bob Lutz had mentioned that the company had been studying the adaptation of Volt technology to the upcoming Orlando.
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