The Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in, whose sales have been on the upswing this year, will be among General Motors models that will be included on a new vehicle platform for the 2015 model year, the New York Daily News reports, citing two people familiar with the process that declined to be identified.
The Volt will join models such as the Chevrolet Cruze and Equinox as well as the Opel Astra on the new platform. The first vehicles using it will be delivered in 2014 and about 2.5 million crossovers and compact sedans will get the new platform by 2018. GM declined to confirm such plans to the Daily News and company representatives didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from AutoblogGreen.
Sales for the 2012 Volt have gained momentum since GM temporarily halted production a few months ago to allow dealers to work down their inventory. Through July, GM sold 10,666 Volts in the U.S., more than triple year-earlier figures. Another production halt is scheduled for next month.