GM Files For 'Crossvolt' Name For Possible Volt-Based CUV

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
gm files for crossvolt name for possible volt based cuv

Over four years ago, Chevrolet introduced a Volt-based crossover concept that hinted at the style the brand would have crossed someday, had not the resources been diverted to the Cadillac ELR.

That day might now be sooner than never.

Fox News reports General Motors made a new filing for the trademark Crossvolt in August of this year, abandoning a previous filing made in 2011 that the current application — published for opposition just before Christmas — duplicates.

As for the Volt-based crossover that could end up wearing the nameplate, a mule based on the Orlando was spotted last year among a handful of Volts undergoing testing, a hint that a second model based on the upcoming Volt set to bow at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show is in the works.

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  • Rod Panhard Rod Panhard on Dec 29, 2014

    I think I'd crucify the guy that came up with that name.

  • NoGoYo NoGoYo on Dec 29, 2014

    They should do what Japan does and call it the "X-Volt". Unfortunately, any examples of Japan using X as Cross would expose me as the nerdiest nerd on TTAC.

  • Kurtamaxxguy Kurtamaxxguy on Dec 29, 2014

    A well executed CUV volt with a decent AWD system would interest this Forester driver.

  • Johnster Johnster on Dec 30, 2014

    It looks like an mildly face-lifted version of the Chevrolet Orlando with the Chevrolet Volt drive-train. A sort of spiritual successor to the HHR for the latter half of the 2010s.