The internet strikes again. Automakers do their best to keep things covered and under wraps until an official debut, but spy photographers have a job to do. And they’ve done one hell of a job today.
The initial impressions form the GM Authority staff? It looks quite good. Designers seem to have taken key traits from the Bolt EV concept and trickled them into a production vehicle with a fluid shape. Chevrolet Volt influence is noticeable, and a certain Bavarian automaker seems to have had some influence, too (*cough i3, cough*).
More importantly, Chevrolet seems to have learned its customers do not want their EVs to lean towards an outlandish, futuristic styling motif. Therefore, we have to say the 2017 Bolt design will most likely go over well, unlike the split opinions over the first-generation Volt’s design.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will debut at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January before making its auto show circuit debut, likely at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.