Opel Volt arriving in 2011

Posted on Sunday, 5 October 2008 , 07:10:27 byEmil

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Opel Volt arriving in 2011

No surprise here. Not only that Chevrolet Volt is one of the most ambitious projects of GM (short timeline , all-new technology), but we also have been hearing lot of rumors... the Opel brand in Europe will be getting its own variant of gas/electric hybrid. Very few people were surprised of the official General Motors announcement at the Auto Show in Paris that Volt by Opel will come in 2011 (so Chevrolet’s will be debuting in 2010.)

"Since fuel economy and the whole issue of ecological driving is as important in Europe as it is in North America, we made a decision that we’re going to trail the North American Volt with an Opel version of that vehicle in the 2011 time frame," affirmed Hans Demant, the Opel managing director.

Opel will be utilizing the powertrain and technology from Volt by Chevy, but affirms it will change likely the design for the clients. The product in the final shape will still look much like Volt considering its ultimate form was chosen there for the low aerodynamic drag.