Take a look inside the upcoming Bolt EUV.
Though it lacks the flashy appeal of a Tesla, the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV sells in strong numbers and offers a commendable 259-mile driving range at an affordable price of $37,495 before federal tax credits. Chevy could just leave the Bolt as-is but has instead found a way to likely boost sales without changing much. Tesla has proved that buyers love electric crossovers just as much as they adore gas-powered crossovers. That is why Chevy will turn the Bolt into an SUV.
Chevy has already teased what this updated Bolt will look like and thanks to rendering artists, we can fill in the blanks. The new Bolt EUV (electric utility vehicle) will debut sometime next year before entering production next summer and going on sale as a 2022 model.
Chevy has now given us our first look at the Bolt EUV's cabin along with the previously-teased exterior. Chevy hinted that the Bolt EUV would get a new infotainment system and an interior overhaul, but this is our first time seeing these changes with our own eyes. The short 10-second teaser doesn't show much, but it does reveal the new Power Flow Screen on the infotainment system.
Chevy says this screen can show critical information about the vehicle, including regenerative braking use and the battery charge level. The Bolt EUV will also be the first Chevy to gain GM's Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology, which was previously a Cadillac-only feature.
As for the rest of the interior, the teaser doesn't give too much away. It looks like Chevy will replace the outgoing Bolt's climate controls with more streamlined buttons, the gauge cluster displays will receive new graphics, and the air vents will receive a more premium silver finish. We don't expect any changes to the Bolt's electric motor under the skin, which produces 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. With a higher ride height, the range may decrease slightly from the current 259-mile distance.