It’s not a secret anymore that GM is creating a Bolt-based electrical crossover — the automaker itself has confirmed the brand new mannequin not too long ago.
However whereas Normal Motors introduced it can make investments $300 million to construct a Bolt-based EV on the Orion Township Meeting plant, the corporate didn’t reveal the identify of the brand new EV.
Nonetheless, a trademark software surfaced not too long ago revealing the identify Bolt EUV, the place the latter half might stand for Electrical Utility Automobile. Whereas we don’t know 100 % that’s the identify GM will use, the three prototypes you see in these spy photographs are for the crossover that can use the identical BEV2 structure because the Bolt EV.
Additionally learn: Chevrolet Doesn’t Drop Bolt’s Costs Regardless of Federal Tax Credit score Lower In Half
Noticed on public roads in Michigan, the automobiles actually look bulkier than the Bolt and are undoubtedly crossovers — though, for some motive, Chevrolet additionally refers back to the present Bolt EV as a crossover. They’re additionally electrical, as they drove previous the photographer in full silence.
Within the photograph gallery, you’ll additionally see a shot of the Bolt EUV’s undercarriage, revealing the sleek underbelly typical of a fully-electric automobile with a battery pack situated between the axles. Clearly, there are not any exhaust parts.
Not a lot is understood in regards to the new all-electric crossover apart from it will likely be constructed alongside the present Bolt and will likely be “designed and engineered off a complicated model of the present award-winning Bolt EV structure.” This implies we will count on it to characteristic enhancements to the drivetrain — the vary ought to no less than match the Bolt’s EPA-rated vary of 238 miles (383 km).
Because the prototypes featured a full-body camouflage foil wrap in addition to a black cowl on high of that plus padding in some locations, it’s fairly onerous to decipher the Bolt EUV’s styling. However, some particulars (such because the C-pillars) seem in keeping with a leaked picture from 2017 that purportedly confirmed the Bolt crossover.
The Chevrolet Bolt EUV is anticipated to reach someday in 2020 as a 2021 mannequin.