When new Opel/Vauxhall CEO Nick Reilly visited the company's Ellesmere Port factory in the UK last week, he dropped a hint that there would be more than one version of the upcoming Opel/Vauxhall Ampera. That's not really any great surprise as GM has already said that there would be other vehicles beyond the Volt/Ampera that use the Voltec powertrain.
AutoExpress picked up the hint and, after talking to its sources, has concluded that there would be some sort of crossover or MPV based on the Ampera. Based on that, they worked up this rendering of an Ampera with the high riding "Outback" treatment that would compete with the popular Nissan Qashqai. Giving such a treatment to the Ampera/Volt body style would negate much of the benefit of all of the aerodynamic work applied to the body, so we're a bit skeptical of this direction.

Since the Volt is derived from the Delta II platform, we suspect that one of the other body styles is a more likely candidate, for example the new Orlando or a variant of the Astra.

[Source: AutoExpress]


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