Earlier this week, GM Authority exclusively reported that the upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV refresh will feature updates to the interior, including improvements to the seats. In addition to that, the Bow Tie brand is also expected to debut the Chevrolet Bolt EUV – its second battery-powered model – around the same time as the Bolt EV refresh. And now, we’re getting a sneak peek at the EUV’s interior thanks to new spy photos.
The big ticket item that we can see thus far is the redesigned dashboard when compared to the Bolt EV. It would appear that, as a result of that redesign, the Bolt EUV will feature a new center stack along with a larger infotainment screen.
Whereas the original Chevrolet Bolt EV features a screen that’s flush with the center stack, the new screen in the Bolt EUV appears to protrude from the center console, as evidenced by the visible “hump” at the top of the stack. This suggests that the screen will be positioned higher and in a more upright position compared to the Bolt EV.
That said, it’s also possible that the “hump” is the result of air vents being moved higher up on the dash. Such a configuration would fall in line with Chevrolet’s current interior design direction, as seen on the new Chevy TrailBlazer. The configuration should also enable an increase in overall screen width, which will undoubtedly help the Chevrolet Bolt EUV stand out in the growing electric vehicle segment.
For those who may be unaware, the Chevrolet Bolt EUV is an upcoming small crossover from the Bow Tie brand. It will join the Bolt EV, rather than replace it.
While related to the Bolt EV with regard to the underlying architecture, battery pack, and drivetrain, the EUV be larger in size and offer more practicality compared to the Bolt EV, which is essentially a subcompact hatchback.
Given that the Chevrolet Bolt EV is getting some additional range for the 2020 model year for a total of 259 miles, we would expect the Bolt EUV to get the same propulsion upgrade, while delivering similar amounts of range.
The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is expected to arrive at dealers this fall with a handful of minor changes, the most prominent of which is greater range. Meanwhile, the 2021 model year refresh is expected to drop in the fall of 2020 and deliver updates to the interior, along with a few other changes. The Chevrolet Bolt EUV should show up around that that same (fall 2020) timeframe.