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|05-22-2008 02:19 PM|
2010 Chevrolet Volt to Electrify Paris Motor Show
Having been the buzzword of the 2007 Detroit auto show, we'd figured the production form of the 2010 Chevrolet Volt would make its debut at next year's Detroit show. Not so, says Britain's Channel 4; Chevy's plug-in electric hybrid will bow at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Considering the Volt will reportedly be shown in its U.S.-spec trim, its overseas unveiling may seem odd but could prove to be a PR blessing for Chevrolet's European operations. While the Volt may not make it to showrooms across the pond, the crush of journalists from our side of the pond could make Chevrolet's stand one of the busiest at the Paris show. The car may increase attention to other Chevy offerings - most notably a new sedan for Europe, built from the same next-generation Delta platform as the Volt.
Europeans shouldn't ignore the car outright; although the Volt itself may not cross the pond, GM has hinted (via Opel and Saab concepts) that its E-Flex hybrid powertrain design just may.