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This is how GM is hiding new Chevy Volt in public

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General Motors is letting the public know that, well, it’s not about to let the public know anything else about the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. But the automaker is willing to talk about its camouflaging process for upcoming versions of the extended-range plug-in. So it’s a half-hearted secret, at best.

GM actually has a “camouflage engineer” charged with creating ways to disguise the styling of new vehicles. In the Volt’s case, the company is applying black and white swirly color patterns on top of the materials, such as plastics, vinyl and foam, that are used liberally across the body.

It’s all part of a teaser campaign that started last month with pictures of part the 2016 Volt. Earlier this month, GM said it was keeping track of Volt drivers’ habits as it works on the next-gen model. The company noted that more than four out of five trips are being made in all-electric driving mode, and that 60 percent of Volt owners use a plain-old 100-volt outlet to recharge their cars.

The car is slated to make its global debut at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show next January, and the early word is that performance and all-electric range will be improved (we should hope so). The car will also be sleeker. By how much, we can’t tell yet, because of those darn swirly patterns. GM’s got more non-details in its press release below.

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