Back in February, the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Menlo EV officially launched in China, hitting the ground running as a Chinese-exclusive battery electric compact crossover. Now, we’re taking another look at the Menlo EV and one of its cool cargo features in the following GM Authority Feature Spotlight.
The feature in question is found in the Chevrolet Menlo EV’s sizable rear hatch. Underneath the rear hatch cargo floor, there’s a segmented tray, which can easily hold a number of different items safely and out of sight.
Looking over the official picture provided by Chevrolet, the cargo tray can hold things like a bag, the battery charging cord, some rope, and other things.
As a reminder, the 2020 Chevrolet Menlo EV is exclusive to the Chinese market. It was developed in a joint venture between General Motors and China’s SAIC, also known as SAIC-GM. There are currently no plans to make the all-electric crossover available outside of China.
The Chevrolet Menlo EV debuted in November of 2019, and sports an exterior design that takes cues from the 2017 Chevrolet FNR-X Concept. The crossover seats five passengers, and rides on a regional variant of the GM BEV2 platform. The GM BEV2 platform also provided the underpinnings for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.
As for the powertrain specs, the Chevrolet Menlo EV is motivated by a single electric motor, which doles out 148 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The motor is juiced by a 52.5 kWh batter pack. Range between plugs is rated at 256 miles on a single charge, based on the New European Driving Cycle standards.
With General Motors ramping up its all-electric vehicle efforts in a major way over the next few years, it’s possible we’ll see similar storage solutions on models destined for the U.S. as well.
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