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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV SUV Gets ETA

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV MFR scaled jpg 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV | Manufacturer image

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, an SUV-like variant of the Bolt EV, gets fanned-out C-pillars similar to those of its hatchback sibling. But it trades a lot of its forebear’s design flourishes — front-quarter windows with A-pillars pulled forward, a beltline that plunges just past the side mirrors before tapering upward — for more traditional cues. The pillars sit more upright; the beltline starts higher and doesn’t rise quite so sharply.

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That’s as much as we can tell from the darkened side-profile image Chevrolet released today of the Bolt EUV, set to arrive in the summer of 2021. Chevrolet released a similar teaser image for the updated Bolt EV, which keeps the current profile but appears to add some unique lighting elements. A short video, meanwhile, morphs the EV into the EUV. (The video doesn’t specify which car appears first or second, but Chevrolet spokesperson Shad Balch confirmed the order to Cars.com.)

The Bolt EUV will be the first Chevrolet to offer Super Cruise, the hands-free steering system that parent company GM debuted in 2017 on the Cadillac CT6. (Cadillac and Chevrolet are both GM brands.) Hands-free steering has since proliferated from the likes of BMW and, soon, Ford and Nissan.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV MFR scaled jpg 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM revealed earlier this year the news of Super Cruise on the Bolt EUV, adding that it would come in the summer of 2021. The updated Bolt EV, meanwhile, would arrive during the 2021 calendar year, pushed back from an originally planned launch in late 2020. Both cars will be 2022 model-year vehicles, the automaker said in March; today, it added that production for both would begin “in summer 2021.”

Around since the 2017 model year, the Bolt EV received a boost in EPA-rated battery range to 259 miles for 2020, up from 238 miles for 2017-19 models. That’s impressive among affordable EVs, but it comes with a caveat for shoppers. The Bolt EV’s $37,495 starting price (including destination charge) comes without federal tax credits that can return as much as $7,500 on eligible plug-in vehicles. GM is one of two automakers that have surpassed maximum sales quotas for tax-credit eligibility; the other is Tesla.

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