In August, a video preview of the production car was released by GM, and was followed by a few official photographic teasers shortly after. A spy video shot on the set of the upcoming Transformers movie even showed a look-alike mule in action. These leaked official photos, courtesy of The Car Connection, show the vehicle in its expected final production form, and though it retains several of the high-tech design cues of the original concept, it has adopted a significantly more mundane profile in efforts to improve aerodynamics.
Those aerodynamic improvements have reportedly greatly increased the car's electric-only range, however. Getting the most out of what's available will be essential as the company has recently revealed that Toyota will likely beat GM to market with its own plug-in hybrid solution, making the Volt's arrival less impactful and meaning it will have to survive more on its own merits than its novelty.