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Wow, they stole those taillights from a gen1 Volt. (almost) :)
 

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Wow, they stole those taillights from a gen1 Volt. (almost) :)
Too bad the gen-2 Volt didn't steal the taillights from the gen-1 Volt!

I really like this Jag. If I turn in my ELR at the end of the lease in summer of '19, this could be my next vehicle. So far, GM has made nothing for me that would be a suitable replacement for the ELR, nor have they announced any such thing coming.
 

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GM really needs to let the Corvette styling department design an all electric 4 seat luxury performance sports sedan to really compete with the model 3. They already have most of the right parts and know how, just DO IT!

Put a Bolt motor in the back, and a Volt gen2 motor in the front of a Bolt chassis and battery, minus the gas engine, and you have a 350 hp. all wheel drive supercar that would probably do 0-60 mph in around 4 seconds, and still have around 200 miles range per charge.
 

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GM really needs to let the Corvette styling department design an all electric 4 seat luxury performance sports sedan to really compete with the model 3. They already have most of the right parts and know how, just DO IT!
I think the Bolt EV is, first and foremost, the vehicle GM wants to use for autonomy and shared mobility. Selling to individual consumers is second. For its intended purpose the Bolt EV is well designed.
 

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GM really needs to let the Corvette styling department design an all electric 4 seat luxury performance sports sedan to really compete with the model 3. They already have most of the right parts and know how, just DO IT!

Put a Bolt motor in the back, and a Volt gen2 motor in the front of a Bolt chassis and battery, minus the gas engine, and you have a 350 hp. all wheel drive supercar that would probably do 0-60 mph in around 4 seconds, and still have around 200 miles range per charge.
Actually, I would be as interested in a Volt hatchback ala the Cruze hatchback. Adding the Bolt drive to the rear would be a definite plus adding both performance and AWD.

Not as sexy but at least functionally equivalent for me.
 

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GM really needs to let the Corvette styling department design an all electric 4 seat luxury performance sports sedan to really compete with the model 3. They already have most of the right parts and know how, just DO IT!

Put a Bolt motor in the back, and a Volt gen2 motor in the front of a Bolt chassis and battery, minus the gas engine, and you have a 350 hp. all wheel drive supercar that would probably do 0-60 mph in around 4 seconds, and still have around 200 miles range per charge.
If you aren't going to use the ICE, it probably doesn't make sense to use anything Voltec up front. I don't think you'll save any cost over a second Bolt motor (or a Spark motor package, if they're still making them?) by using the Volt motor, and you are adding parts that have to be changed/adapted.

You want something longer, wider, and lower than the Bolt platform to compete with the 3/S as you're suggesting - regardless of performance, you have to deliver on the look to convince some of those people.

But yeah, it'd be nice to see GM step up with something like this - either as a 200 mile BEV or as a ~70 mile EREV with the Voltec intact and a doubled battery compared to a Volt (to handle the higher current draw.)
 
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