For over two years, Chevrolet has teased the possibility of a new crossover based on the Bolt EV platform. Now, we’re happy to say the vehicle is real and expected to launch as a 2022 model. It will be called the Chevy Bolt EUV (electric utility vehicle), and this is what we know about it.
Before the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV launches in the summer of 2021, the similar Bolt EV will get a mid-cycle redesign for the 2021 model year. The changes it receives will be shared by the Bolt EUV, like a new front end with slimmer headlights. Inside, you can expect a sporty steering wheel, soft-touch materials with stitching and longer, wider front seats than in the current Bolt EV has.
Compared to the Bolt EV, the Bolt EUV will be more spacious. Its wheelbase will be three inches longer, allowing for more legroom and headroom, particularly at the rear. The roofline will also be longer, which could boost cargo space.
Both the 2021 Bolt EV and 2022 Bolt EUV will use the same 66-kWh battery pack from the 2020 Bolt EV, but GM officials have hinted that its peak fast-charging rate may be improved in the future. This would make the Bolt EUV a great vehicle for small families seeking an efficient ride.
Other new features are likely to include a cutting-edge camera and sensor array likely to make the Bolt EUV the first non-Cadillac GM model to feature Super Cruise technology. Bolt chief engineer Jesse Ortega also said the Bolt will get a button-activated one-pedal driving mode, something Bolt EV fans and EV drivers in general have been asking for.
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