General Motors just recently announced it would build a new Chevrolet electrical car in Michigan, with the new model set to be produced together with the existing Bolt EV and trip on an “innovative” variation of the very same platform. It could even have a similar name– GM Authority found a trademark for Bolt EUV, which likely means Electric Utility Vehicle. We’ve now gotten our first appearance at the new EV, albeit covered in camouflage and can see that it’s a bit more crossover-like in appearance than the currently crossover-y Bolt.
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Design
The new car looks bigger and boxier than the Bolt, with a longer, less short front end. Despite it being positioned as a crossover, though, like the Bolt, it is indeed more like a tall hatchback in the vein of the Honda Fit. We can see slim headlights, a grille opening at the base of the front bumper, and some good boomerang-shaped surfacing at the corners of the bumper and the sides of the car. The A-pillar is more comfortable than the Bolt’s, losing the odd quarter-window, but the EUV has a much more dramatic C-pillar and floating roofing system design. The rear is a lot more concealed, but it seems like the EUV’s rear window might be more raked than the Bolt’s.
Back in 2017, GM CEO Mary Barra stated that the company would use “desirable and lucrative vehicles” with a range of over 300 miles by 2021 as part of a plan to have 20 zero-emissions cars available globally by 2023. As a part of the discussion, an image was shown on the screen that looks extremely near the camouflaged EUV aside from some minor details and a lack of Chevy badging. Could GM currently have revealed this new crossover EV to us? Examine it out listed below to see for yourself.
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Spy Shots
Our spies likewise got an appearance underneath the model, exposing a centrally situated battery pack and a lack of the rear motor, suggesting the new EV– or this prototype, a minimum of– is front-wheel drive. (All-wheel drive using a second, rear-mounted electric motor might be a possibility.) The EUV likely will not hit that 300-plus-mile range target, as those EVs Barra talked about will be developed off a new platform. But we anticipate that range could get a little an increase over the Bolt, which is rated by the EPA at 238 miles.
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Debut
In the very same November 2017 discussion, Barra stated that two new Bolt-based EVs, both crossovers, would be out in 18 months. One would be for only the Chinese market, while the other (this EUV) would be for North America. Well, it has now been 18 months and five days since that presentation, and there are no new electric crossovers to be found. The change in production place for the EUV is undoubtedly an element, and GM has remained in a period of significant lineup restructuring just recently. But given how close to production these camouflaged prototypes look, we believe the EUV will make its launching by the end of the year, going on sale as a 2021 model.