Originally Posted by davies
With GM having spent a reported $1 billion bringing the Chevrolet Volt to fruition, spreading out the risk among several models could be the key to paying down the R&D tab on its gas-electric engine. And tapping into the family-mover market wouldn't hurt either. Enter the Chevrolet Orlando. GM unveiled the attractive minivan concept at the Detroit auto show this past January, with a target release date of 2011. The Orlando may also come with an option other than juice-box holders and Band-Aid cubbies: The Chevrolet Volt's Voltaic (formerly E-Flex) power train.
Ex-vice chairman and new marketing boss Bob Lutz told the GM-Volt blog that the company is studying how it might port the Volt's drive system over to the Orlando. A hybrid vehicle with space for a large brood seems to be a logical next plateau in the rise of the gas-electric power plant. GM is adamant about not calling the Volt a hybrid, but an "extended-range electric" vehicle, considering only the electric motor will drive the wheels (the gas engine will only charge the batteries).
davies' post is taken from popsci.com article.
This is way too easy.
PS: I still don't need a lifting sling, sorry.