Cadillac's best tech is coming to the Bolt.
The slow tease for the upcoming 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV has been going on for months now. Back in August, Chevy showed the silhouette of its taller Bolt variant, which was followed with a peek of the interior revealing a new touchscreen, and a glimpse of the headlights back in December.
During a keynote speech for the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, Chevy teased the Bolt EUV yet again, showing off the steering wheel.
While seeing a car's steering wheel wouldn't normally provide much to talk about, this teaser gave us our first look at the Bolt's Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance system. This feature has previously been available only on Cadillac models, but the Bolt EUV will be the first Chevy to receive it, followed by several GMC models.
Chevy released a short video to go along with the still image, showing the startup animation in the new Bolt EUV with Super Cruise. The 12-second clip shows the steering wheel glow red, then blue, then green during the startup sequence. When in operation, the wheel will glow green to let drivers know that the system is engaged. The lights will flash red if the driver needs to take over steering from the system.
The new Bolt will also receive other tech updates, including a Power Flow Screen on the infotainment system, streamlined climate controls, LED headlights with a combination daytime running lamp, and sequential turn indicator.
Along with the new steering wheel teaser, Chevy finally announced that the new Bolt EUV and the refreshed 2022 Bolt will debut next month, February 2021, and will then go into production this summer. This is the first time during several months of teasers that Chevy has provided any timeline for a reveal, though the exact date in February is still unknown at this time.