• Apr 23, 2010
Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

While Chrysler has failed to find a way to update or replace the retro-styled PT Cruiser, we can definitely see this as a forthcoming replacement to the Chevrolet HHR. The Volt MPV5 is slightly larger than HHR, but fills a similar market niche. While Chevrolet hasn't announced a firm production commitment, it wouldn't be surprising to see the MPV5 built in both conventional and ER-EV forms to help jack up GM's light truck CAFE numbers. The roomy interior will likely find a bigger audience than the smaller Volt while still yielding a 32 mile electric range, and if we had to guess, we'd see the Orlando-inspired plug-in EV hit the market by 2013.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Not a fan of the CUV trend whatsoever, but I guess if people keep wanting them, they might as well be electric.


      • 4 Years Ago
      Wonder what it looks like w/o all those wierd reflections?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Did anyone notice that this thing has the "old" Volt interior. Since the first pictures of the Volt were released, they have changed the nav screen so it doesn't look like it flips down, and they have elongated the vents on either side of the center stack.

      http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/18/gm-tweaks-chevy-volt-interior-for-the-better/

      Kinda makes me wonder if this concept has been sitting around for a while or something.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Makes so much more sense to me than the volt sedan. I'd buy this. Good job GM
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was just about to write that!!!

      I live in Orlando and I definately do not approve of the current "Chevy Orlando" design.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How the heck does this thing qualify as a light truck?
      That is still one of the biggest loopholes in the US rules, right up there with "E85-capable."
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's Bugly. The chinese can keep this model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wish this one to replace the Orlando.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Acura has a new model? wait.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's not replacing the HHR, at all.

      It's a couple of brackets at least higher in price than the HHR, which sells for peanuts in comparison.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Trishield

        Reading Comprehension.... Its a good thing

        "it wouldn't be surprising to see the MPV5 built in both conventional and ER-EV forms to help jack up GM's light truck CAFE numbers"

        HHR is built on the Cobalt Platform right? The Volt is built on the Cruze platform.... this MP5 is built on the Cruze Platform.... A next gen HHR built on a Cruze platform could look very similar to the MP5... sans Voltec.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Hope you're wrong, this would be far easier on the eyes than the HHR...
      • 4 Years Ago
      So basically a Volt CUV.
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks like TRON!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I like everything except for the faux-grille. It's too gray and it makes the car look like a toy when paired with those overwrought LED foglights.
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