Has Chevy Made The Hatchback Cool For The Masses?

Hatchback

The Chevy Cruze and Bolt are very bold steps forward.

Chevy is in the process of taking two small steps towards a new future in the forms of two hatchbacks. One of those is an affordable EV known as the Bolt. Chevy hopes to build a car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, a charge that takes only nine hours to complete. Nine hours sounds daunting of course, but the technology is improving every day. Besides, how often do you drive more than 200 miles in one day? Yeah, Tesla's supercharging network is a big selling point but we don't think it'll take away too much from the Bolt's appeal.

The Bolt’s expected price could be its selling point, with it starting around $30,000. If Chevy can draw the masses to its relatively affordable EV it would be setting a potentially dangerous precedent, as competition would be hard to come by. Okay, so what about the other hatchback mentioned? That would be the Chevy Cruze. With the Cruze, it’s difficult to tell what Chevy was aiming for, but what they have accomplished is interesting. It may not have fixed the issue of cargo space, but the engine is nothing to laugh at as it keeps the relationship between modern cars and turbos alive and well, so it’s still relevant. With the Cruze it seems like hatchbacks will stay affordable while upping their game in technology.

You Might Also Like
Here's Why The Jeep Wrangler Is The Most Customized Car In The World
Here's Why The Jeep Wrangler Is The Most Customized Car In The World
8 Luxury Car Nameplates That Need To Be Brought Back To Life
8 Luxury Car Nameplates That Need To Be Brought Back To Life

Packing an affordable hatchback full of technology could give Chevy a big edge. If it drops a hotter engine into the hatchback, well that would be just too much to handle. Here's hoping the automaker is onto something with these two hatchbacks. We welcome a future where green and affordable cars don't have to suck.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Students Create 600-HP Honda Civic Hybrid Rallycross Machine

Deep Orange 9 is our kind of school project.

Is The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Way More Powerful Than Advertised?

Jaguar claims the super sedan has 592 horsepower under the hood.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$16,975

Related Reviews

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback First Look Review: Plenty Of Potential
First Look
20
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback First Look Review: Plenty Of Potential
2018 Chevrolet Cruze Review
Model Overview
0
2018 Chevrolet Cruze Review