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Hello- does anyone have info on cargo capacity?
I want to be able to travel in a Volt.
Looking ahead- the only way we could afford car-based vacations in the future -would be IF we had an 50 MPG car that also had ability to carry luggage for at least the husband and I . (Not that we travel too heavy - but I want to be able to carry a food cooler and luggage.)
If no one has any info besides the concept car pics - which seem to show relatively small cargo carrying in the trunk area.
THEN- I'd like to suggest an expanded cargo area for the production model - in the truck area -specifically for luggage! :rolleyes:
 

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Nobody has any better specs because they haven't been released yet. However, I have seen the concept in person and I can tell you that there is room back there for luggage for two people and a cooler. In addition, the back seats will fold down to make more room. From the "Tape Car" wind tunnel model, we can see that it appears that the belt line has been raised (no surprise there) and that should result in greater trunk capacity. I think you'll be fine.:)
 

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Carrying capacity is a critical success factor

First I have a strong " buy American" philosophy.

If GM produces this product. I strongly believe carrying capacity will be a critical design factor. Usable passenger space and luggage space will be critical evaluation factors. The only way for GM to rapidly recover possible investment is to produce & sell a lot of cars. Beyond high fuel mileage/efficiency and reliability, interior room / carrying capacity will make the recovery period shorter.

While a two seater with a small cargo capacity might be fun for some folks(look at the Miata, Porsche, etc. low volumes though status symbols), most buyers do not fit that pattern.

We do not own a Prius(Oh that I had the money) but have rented them for vacations. 4 adults work just fine. And each person can bring a bag, however overall there is not enough trunk space.

To use GM examples, the Cobalt, 4 door G6, Malibu have enough trunk space.

Passenger space is a critical factor as well.
Remember that Homo Sapien Americanus is a larger-than-the-rest-of-the-world creature. Headroom, knee room are vital. The Malibu, Corolla, Accord, Sonata, etc. have enough. 6' 3" guys are pretty common today. By the time this car may make the streets, we will be larger.

Interior width could also be an issue. The Cobalt, Mailbu have enough interior width. The Prius is a narrow car outside but its width inside is fine.
 
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