Previous rumors said that GM will show a near-production version of the Volt will be revealed to the employees this month. But Automotive News reported today that a production model of the Chevrolet Volt gas/electric vehicle will be revealed next week to both employees and media at GM headquarters in Detroit. The TopSpeed Team will be at GM headquarters to cover the event.
On September 16th, GM will celebrate its 100th anniversary and the production Volt will be revealed to celebrate the event. "The rumors that a production version of the Volt will show up at the celebrations are true," a GM source told Automotive News Europe. "The car will be a true representation of what the production version looks like and be somewhat different from the concept versions."
Speaking at the London auto show in July, Bob Lutz, GM’s vice chairman of global product development, said, "A production model will be showing this fall, but not at Paris (auto show)." Preproduction models of the Volt will be built next year and full production should begin in 2010. A European version will follow in 2011.