Farah: Chevrolet Volt will be pitches a sporty rival to the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Last week, chief engineer behind the Chevrolet Volt Andrew Farah test-drove the first pre-production version of the plug-in hybrid from GM. During a live webchat on GM’s FastLane Blog on June 25, Farah said that the Volt will be pitched as a sporty rival to the new 2010 Honda Insight and Toyota Prius.

“Our chassis is much more sporty than either of the other vehicles,” Farah said. He also said we can “expect more than one trim level [on the Volt] as with most other Chevrolets.”

Farah also explained why the charging port on the Volt has been moved to the gas cap instead of the front fender. He said that the connector “is a bit larger than would fit under the fender trim, so we moved it down to accommodate.” Farah also said that the GM has some more “work to do on ride height, spring rates, etc.”

According to Farah, the Volt’s battery pack has been designed to have a “10-year life.”

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Source: Inside Line