The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV brings with it a number of changes and updates, including a host of new styling changes for the all-electric nameplate. Previously, we covered the 2020 Bolt’s two new exterior paint colors, with Cayenne Orange Metallic and Oasis Blue now added to the lineup. Additionally, the new Bolt now comes with a restyled front grille section and totally new textured insert design.
This 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s grille section now boasts a wavy feel to it, with an actual, physical pattern that stands in contrast to the flatter, smoother grille of the 2019 car. The new grille design is finished in black, and is equipped as standard across the entirety of the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV range.
Previously, the 2017 through 2019 model-year Bolts came equipped with a grille section that had a wavy pattern painted onto it, as opposed to the physical texturing of the latest 2020 model-year vehicle. The previous Chevrolet Bolt EV models offered this painted grille section with two individual finishes, including a black finish and a dark silver finish. The dark silver finish was the more exclusive option of two, and was only offered in conjunction with the Mosaic Black Metallic exterior color.
Of course, while we call this section a “grille,” it bears mentioning that this isn’t your typical “air intake” like one might find on an internal combustion vehicle. Rather, this section is more like an “air block-off,” as electric vehicles don’t require as much airflow as a traditional ICE-powered passenger car. Instead, the design is far more aerodynamic, and is designed to streamline air around the vehicle, lowering drag and increasing miles-per-charge in the process.
That said, the new look definitely lends the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV a more traditional appearance, which may entice more buyers over the previous model’s aesthetic.
In addition to the aesthetic changes featured here, the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV will offer buyers upwards of 259 miles of range, a 21-mile increase compared to the previous 2019 model year.