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Sorry if this has been asked and answered. Is anyone aware of whether the Volt will be available with the new Chevy Cruise hatchback design?
 

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No it won't, for now there will only be one type of Volt at a time, GM is very slow at releasing new plug ins so don't expect much for a long time, especially with trump in office, progress will be very slow.
 

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But wouldn't it be awesome if the Volt came in a 5 door wagon body style?
 

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But wouldn't it be awesome if the Volt came in a 5 door wagon body style?
If they used composites to get a classic Buick roadmaster sized car in station wagon style unibodied, streamlined , and under 3000lbs they would likely crush competitors.
 

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But wouldn't it be awesome if the Volt came in a 5 door wagon body style?
This is one reason I'm looking at a Bolt EV. The other is, you know, EV range.
 

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Coming from a 88 Nissan Maxima Wagon, the sedan/coupe style really is refreshing. It's a lot more pleasing to greet on your way home from work.
 

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The new Cruze hatch is a great looking little car for sure.
But I'd rather have an equinox body with a Voltec drivetrain or a CTS wagon body with a Voltec drivetrain, or even a Suburban body with a Voltec drivetrain. The Cruze hatchback and bolt are just too small for my needs.
 

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But I'd rather have an equinox body with a Voltec drivetrain or a CTS wagon body with a Voltec drivetrain, or even a Suburban body with a Voltec drivetrain. The Cruze hatchback and bolt are just too small for my needs.
Yes, Yes , and YES!

The Volt works great as MY commuter car, but it couldn't hang as our family hauler......same goes for the Cruze and/or Bolt.

I ended up with an Equinox as a loaner for a few days while my Volt was at the dealer last fall waiting for a new tire. I put about 400 miles on it in 4 days. The buzzy 4-cylinder and shift happy transmission was maddening, but throw a Voltec in there and it would have been perfect with all that torque. My Wife's daily driver is a V8 Grand Cherokee. I'd love to be able to kick that thing to curb. Problem is, that isn't going to happen until there is something available in the same size range that doesn't suck to drive (ie....anything with an anemic 4 cylinder). Hopefully the Grand Cherokee can hold on long enough to see that come to fruition.
 

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But I'd rather have an equinox body with a Voltec drivetrain or a CTS wagon body with a Voltec drivetrain, or even a Suburban body with a Voltec drivetrain. The Cruze hatchback and bolt are just too small for my needs.
I'm right there with ya. My 2012 is the smallest car I've ever owned and I'm missing having the extra room.
 

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This has been suggested many times...I'd actually take this a step further since you'd have to spend ample resources tuning the chassis and suspension for the Voltec...Give the suspension a 4" lift in the way the Subaru Crosstrek did that to the Impreza Wagon...It'll still need a 50 miles of EPA range, but they can either slightly reduce the buffer or follow in the Gen1 Volts footsteps and give it incremental kWh increase...
 

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The cargo capacity of the Volt is tight. I took a three-week trip and filled the Volt with car-camping gear for one person. I cannot imagine camping with a family of four in a Volt. On the other hand, I cannot imagine losing more hours of each day charging the battery pack for a big-capacity vehicle.
 

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I'm right there with ya. My 2012 is the smallest car I've ever owned and I'm missing having the extra room.
I had a Geo Metro for five years. THAT was cozy. (Had a little more rear leg room, but it got it by having the rear seat further aft, and only about 60% of the cargo acreage that the Volt does. Kammback precludes doing that....)
 

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I had a Geo Metro for five years. THAT was cozy. (Had a little more rear leg room, but it got it by having the rear seat further aft, and only about 60% of the cargo acreage that the Volt does. Kammback precludes doing that....)

Try an 81 comutacar or a 1970 Subaru 360 if you want small.

I guess though if you don't like the voltec offerings just do this

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/1946-chevy-prius-truck-34935.html

I'm sure a voltec would fit under a suburban or equinox body.
 

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This has been suggested many times...I'd actually take this a step further since you'd have to spend ample resources tuning the chassis and suspension for the Voltec...Give the suspension a 4" lift in the way the Subaru Crosstrek did that to the Impreza Wagon...It'll still need a 50 miles of EPA range, but they can either slightly reduce the buffer or follow in the Gen1 Volts footsteps and give it incremental kWh increase...
Wow, one of the few times we are in absolute agreement (we will continue to be on opposite sides of the pro/against leasing argument). Have you seen the pictures of the upcoming 2018 Crosstrek (looks like the 2017 Impreza wagon with a 4" lift kit). My daughter drives a CrossTrek and loves it. The short-lived Crosstrek Hybrid was an interesting beast. It didn't really boost the MPG all that much, but you got the power of a V6 with the fuel economy of a 4 cylinder boxter.
 

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Wow, one of the few times we are in absolute agreement (we will continue to be on opposite sides of the pro/against leasing argument). Have you seen the pictures of the upcoming 2018 Crosstrek (looks like the 2017 Impreza wagon with a 4" lift kit). My daughter drives a CrossTrek and loves it. The short-lived Crosstrek Hybrid was an interesting beast. It didn't really boost the MPG all that much, but you got the power of a V6 with the fuel economy of a 4 cylinder boxter.
Looks really good; like most hybrids the city MPG is the huge gain...Yup, my thoughts were if you offer the Volt in its current liftback form and a hatchback, it's almost the same vehicle...Yet give it a lift and despite it being FWD it's a different segment...
 

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Looks really good; like most hybrids the city MPG is the huge gain...Yup, my thoughts were if you offer the Volt in its current liftback form and a hatchback, it's almost the same vehicle...Yet give it a lift and despite it being FWD it's a different segment...
Give it a 4" lift, widen the stance, add a motor in the back for AWD, and you'd have a huge winner. Volt sales would plummet, but many model 3 owners would take notice. I just don't understand why GM refuses to Voltecanize a CUV. It just makes so much sense to me.
 
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