GM intros the EN-V 2.0 car concept, Smart Cars puts its fists up

Building on its bubbly semi-autonomous two-seat EN-V concept vehicle, GM's storming right back with a successor. This time around, the EN-V 2.0 is a little more practical and definitely won't have any chances of tipping over.

Not that we ever had any fears of the two-wheeled EN-V losing its balance during a drive, but we're glad to see the EN-V 2.0 grounded with four wheels, a slick Chevrolet logo up front and smarter brains.

Citing demand by consumers, the EN-V 2.0 has in-vehicle climate controls, personal storage (don't expect to shove an 60-inch HDTV in there), and all-weather and city road driving (the EN-V was only good for urban driving). It'll even have a "wireless communication" that connects to a "social network" to allow passengers to keep up with friends in-car.

"We are designing the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 to have a modular architecture so our engineers would have the flexibility to create a simple vehicle with manual operation or a more complex, fully autonomous and networked vehicle," said [Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group].

Don't get too excited yet. The EN-V 2.0 is still a prototype concept and will appear only in pilot studies in China for the foreseeable future.

You'll just have to drool all over the EN-V 2.0 through this concept rendering.

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Via GM

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