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2021 Chevy Bolt EUV Rumors, Release Date

2021 Chevy Bolt EUV Rumors, Release Date

2021 Chevy Bolt EUV Rumors, Release Date – The vehicle is expected to be called Bolt EUV, the name General Motors has a trademark. Apparently, the car that wants to set up a different segment to “Electric Utility vehicle. “

General Motors announced recently it would build a new Chevrolet electric car in Michigan, with a newly set model being manufactured alongside the existing EV Bolt and riding on the “advanced ” version of the same platform. It could even have the same name – GM Authority found a trademark for Bolt EUV, which may be an abbreviation of Electric Utility Vehicle. We’ve now gotten our first look at the new EV, despite being covered in camouflage, and can see that it’s a bit more crossover-like in appearance than the already crossover-y Bolt.

2021 Chevy Bolt EUV Rumors, Release Date

2021 Chevy Bolt EUV Rumors, Release Date
2021 Chevy Bolt EUV Rumors, Release Date

2021 Chevy Bolt EUV Rumors, Release Date

Prototypes are highly camouflaged but elements appear to match up with the mystery of the electric crossover with the styling similar to the EV Bolt appearing in the GM presentation made at 2017. The Crossover in the presentation is said to come at the end of 2020, namely when we should look at this Bolt EUV.

Production will most likely occur in the GM Orion Township factory in Michigan, which the car in March said will receive an investment of $300 million to support the new Chevrolet EV. The factory is where GM currently builds the EV Bolt.

The new car looks bigger and boxier than the Bolt, with a longer, less obese front end. Although it is positioned as a crossover, though, like Bolt it is really more like a high hatchback in the vein of the Honda Fit. We can see the sleek headlights, an open grid at the bottom of the face bumper, and some nice boomerang-shaped surfaces in the bumper corners and car sides. A-pillar is simpler than Bolt, loses a quarter-odd window, but EUV has an even more dramatic C-pillar and floating roof design. The back is much more enclosed, but it seems like the EUV rear window may be more raked than Bolt.

2021 Chevy Bolt EUV Interior

2021 Chevy Bolt EUV Interior
2021 Chevy Bolt EUV Interior

2021 Chevy Bolt EUV Powertrain

Underpinning vehicles will be the GM BEV2 platform that debuted at Bolt EV, which means the range should come close to matching the EV Bolt of 238 miles. Bolt EV’s single electric Motor in the front should also be common with the EUV Bolt.

Note, the BEV2 platform is a placeholder to serve GM until the car launches a new BEV3 platform for EVs with 300 miles of range or more. BEV3 first-based model would be a CADILLAC crossover due to the beginning of next decade.

Our scouts also got a look under the prototype, revealing the battery pack located at the center and the lack of a rear motor, which means the new EV – or this prototype, at least – is the front wheel drive. (All-wheel drive through both, rear-mounted electric motors can be a possibility.) EUV might not be hitting its 300-Plus-Mile target range, as EVs Barra talks about to be built from a completely new platform. But we hope that the range can get a slight boost over the Bolt, which is rated by the EPA at 238 miles.

In the same November 2017 presentation, Barra said that two new Bolt-based EVs, either crossover, would come out in 18 months. One would be just for the Chinese market, while the other (EUV’s) would be for North America. Well, it has now been 18 months and five days since the presentation was, and no new electric crossover to be found. The change in production location for EUV is definitely a factor, and GM has been in the period of restructuring a large lineup recently. But given how close to the prototype production of this camouflage look, we think EUV will make its debut by the end of the year, will be sold as the 2021 model.

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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