Opel And Vauxhall Monza Concept Uses Volt’s Future Drivetrain

Even though the Frankfurt Auto Show doesn’t open its doors until mid-September, automakers are already rolling out the first official images and info of concepts that will make their debut. For GM the big news is the Monza Concept, shared by both Opel and Vauxhall, which will utilize a next-generation Voltec drivetrain, and could point the way forward for the plug-in hybrid.

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Next-Gen Chevy Volt Could Get 3-Cylinder Turbo

Chevy Volt sales have picked up a moderate amount of steam in 2013, and the recent $5,000 price cut is sure to bring in even more buyers for the plug-in hybrid. There’s still plenty of room for improvement though, like replacing the 1.4 liter generator that charges the Volt’s batteries. That engine could be replaced by a fresh 1.0 liter, three-cylinder turbo that GM just debuted.

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Official: GM Will Produce Cadillac Volt-based Coupe, Call It ELR

Well well well, look who is eating his words today. After rumors hit the Internet that a production version of the Volt-based Cadillac Converge would hit the market, I said I would believe it when I see it. Lo and behold, yesterday GM releases a press release stating that yes, it will be building a Cadillac version of the Volt. Sweet.

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