New Chevrolet Bolt EUV Spy Shots Confirm Design Of Future EV41
Update: we have learned that the most pictured here is not the Bolt EUV, but rather the Buick Velite 7.
GM Authority was the first to report that General Motors was working on a variant of the current Chevrolet Bolt EV called the Bolt EUV. We previously managed to catch a prototype of the upcoming model in heavy camouflage as it underwent public road testing, but we have something better for you today: our best look yet at the future Chevrolet Bolt EUV. That’s because the prototype seen here finally swapped its heavy vinyl camouflage for tight-fitting graphic camo, revealing all the key elements of its exterior design.
The design of the IREV prototype seen in the spy shots is identical to an image of an upcoming GM electric vehicle leaked in late 2017 via a GM presentation. At the time of the leak, however, the vehicle in question did not wear a logo, making it difficult to identify which brand will market it.
The front end features a new front fascia, bookended by new boomerang-like daytime running lights (DRLs) and prominent vertical design elements that house turn signals. It’s very much possible that these vertical slats also play a big part in the aerodynamics of the upcoming GM EV. Meanwhile, the grille is divided into a slim upper and a larger lower portion. The hood is relatively flat, especially when compared to the rapidly-sloping bonnet of the Bolt EV.
The camouflage prevents us from seeing much of the surface development of the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, but we can still see that the C-pillar design is quite slab-sided, with upright cuts to the rear door. Longitudinal roof rails are prominently placed on the roof, which also appears to have cutouts for a sunroof. Other notable elements of the side profile include integrated turn signals in the wing mirror as well as a Daylight Opening (DLO) treatment with an upward slope on the rear door.
Things get more interesting out back, where the Chevrolet Bolt EUV prototype features a tail light treatment that spans the width of the entire vehicle. It doesn’t seem that the horizontal graphic is part of the camouflage meant to throw off the eye, either. The tail light design also wraps around to the rear haunches, much like on the leaked image. A set of reflectors is present and accounted for at the lower portion of the rear end. No exhaust pipes are present here – as this is a battery electric vehicle.
The Bolt EUV nameplate is believed to stand for “electric utility vehicle.” GM filed to trademark the name in the third quarter of 2019. We expect the vehicle to repackage the Bolt EV platform and electric drivetrain into a different body style with a more traditional design, rather than the more “unique” style of the original Bolt EV. Expect a reveal in the near future, with a launch at the end of the 2020 calendar year as a 2021 model.
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THis how Bolt should’ve looked in the first place.
I don’t doubt it will be an effective electric vehicle but for the love of God can GM fire its designers and make these vehicles look modern, sexy and cool rather than dorkmobiles like the current Bolt. This isn’t attractive.
You have to imagine this is going to replace the Bolt EV as we know it today. There is no reason to produce both. This would also explain why they haven’t made a lot of changes to the Bolt over the past couple of years if they are just going to replace it anyway.
Don’t let the Koreans design it.
I don’t think it’s a Chevrolet. If you look closely at the covered logo on the front and the back. You can see they are round like a Buick logo and nothing like a bowtie. Could this be the long awaited Buick Anthem?
It really does look like a Buick. Kind of squished in weird proportions. I have to agree with you here.
Wow. So so so borrrrrriiiiinggg,
I know right?
GM is like come drive the Future in two years time which will look like a 1990’s Korean vehicle. I’m baffled.
Both of you are idiots! I bet none can do a better design!
Ill take that bet !
How do I enter ?
Are you Nostradamus? How the Heck did you guess I am an idiot?
You are right. I can’t do a better design.
But Tesla, Ford, VW, Audi and Porsche can and most importantly do.
Is there any possible way this is a new all-electric Buick model? I ask this for several reasons: First, for many years Buick used full or nearly full width tail lights. This car has that. Second, the rims look more similar to those used on Buick’s than on Chevrolet models (although we know the rims on test cars are seldom what is really used). Third, this really looks like it could be a part of the Encore family. As we know, there is now an Encore (old model like mine) and the new Encore GX coming out.
So my thoughts are this could actually be the Buick version of the Bolt EUV.
rest assured that whether it is a chevy or a buick, they will be basically the same.
This new Bolt EUV has proportions and lines that all work well together. Looks like it’s 10-15% larger, which should be easier to live with.
I think this is the Buick Enspire EV. The rear is very much like a Buick and less like a chevy.
I am not going to sit here and say I know exactly what this will look like but we honestly all have a pretty good idea.
Having said that, if GM thinks this thing will go toe to toe with the likes of the RWD Derived Ford Mach – E and the RWD Derived VW id.4 (or whatever they will call it) is insane.
This vehicle better start at like 25K or it is basically DOA before it even goes on sale.
I am honestly baffled by the EV Direction of GM. I honestly do not understand their Strategy at all.
Ford will use the RWD Derived VW id Skateboard for their smaller EV so it will most likely be better than this thing. Why and how GM came to the Decision to utilize FWD Based EV Skateboard when literally almost every expert states it makes no sense is beyond me. All I can think is they don’t want to offer Dual Motor AWD version of their EV’s.
As a GM fan I wish them the Best but from the Outside looking in, not looking good right now at all.
God I hope I am wrong though.
I agree with you, there is nothing to make anyone want this vehicle.
But I am sure GM will tell you, just wait, and wait, and wait, the new Cadillac EV onslaught will be great !
Yet I have heard that from Cadillac for years now, but their last onslaught was and is may be ” Good Enough ”
I just don’t know what GM is thinking with this design stuff, even for a Chevy or Buick.
But when it doesn’t sell any better than the last one GM will still not understand.
GM just does not understand how to get information from the customer.
If your only going to offer only FWD or RWD, then FWD is better. Also, Tesla has jaded everyone to believe everyone needs a car that does 0-60 MPH in less than 5 seconds. The Mach e will be at least $15k more than this vehicle so they are not in the same class, granted Ford still has the entire tax credit available. The ID 4 will probably be similarly priced but who knows when it will be available. GM and Tesla would love for the tax credit to be extended or gotten rid of to level the playing field.
The RWD Derived Skateboard is not strictly for fast performance. Tesla has nothing to do with this Preference at all. If you follow EV pundits like other Auto Makers, they all state it is the preferred driveline to use. It is more Costly b/c you then HAVE to offer Dual Motor Setup to gain AWD for Bad Climate Markets.
RWD is Proffered for multiple reasons for EV’s.
One being Packaging and one (most importantly for EV’s) is to do with Range.
The VW id.3 is NOT a Performance vehicle by any stretch of the imagination. But it is RWD Derived.
GM obviously chose to go the Cheaper Route. They went FWD so they would not have to offer Dual Motor setups for Certain Climate Markets. It has to be the Only reason why they would chose the FWD way of Production.
There’s nothing stopping GM from putting a rear motor in there EV’s. There’s no rule that says you have to offer RWD or AWD. You can do FWD and RWD. The Bolt has space for a rear motor (no spare tire) and the Bolt’s motor is very small. You would just need a double inverter. The bigger problem is it suspension setup. The could borrow the independent rear suspension of the Trax AWD and they would be set.
I wasn’t going to say anything; I hate to be so down on GM but since others have already broached the subject, the camo needs to stay on this thing permanently. If this is what Mary’s Triple Zero Era looks like, show me the off ramp. Just like it was obvious by its excellent proportions that CT6 would be beautiful even when it was still taped up in swirls of black and white, this product is obviously a frumpy little turd. I wouldn’t expect Robert Cumberford to be heaping praise upon it. The original Volt was an attractive car, the replacement was a Hyundai copy, the Bolt is forgettable and now this. Why is GM styling devolving? Is it Simcoe? Is it Kohl’s clothes Barra? What happened? Again, I hate to be so negative but it’s hard to be anything else if this is the beginning of the future.
This is the same size as the Bolt. If this is a Chevrolet, I don’t think it’s an additional EV model. I would guess either an updated Bolt or a replacement.
I am not positive but I think this site stated that the Bold will be getting a Face Lift and updated interior next year. I think this will be an all new Model.
GM stubbornly goes its own way, wasting goodwill with an uneven mix of great designs like the Corvette and Colorado and exasperating but repeated fails like their full size truck interiors. This offering looks like it was compressed in a trash compactor.
Everyone on this forum taking the time to comment wants GM to succeed!
When the Koreans realized they couldn’t create beautiful cars they hired a boatload of German designers. In Europe, top designers move from one brand to another. The EV game is in full swing with attractive looking entrants from Ford, Tesla, and Mercedes. It’s time for GM to reach out beyond its team and hire top designers.
If anyone thinks this will compete with the (I am stating Starting prices) $45,000 Tesla Model Y, $45,000 Byton M-Byte (which will get the Full $7,5000 Rebate) $40,000 VW id.4 (which will get the Full $7,5000 Rebate) and the $43,000 Ford Mach-E which will also get the Full $7,500 Tax Rebate is simply lying to yourself and is just a Never anything But a GM Guy. If you are being truthful, this thing will be DOA for sure. How GM managed to start earlier than any other Legacy Auto Maker other than Nissan and fall behind like this is mind Blowing.
A mini Blazer “look” with battery propulsion. That’s my thought?
Oh, and the new (80’s) take on full sweeping tail lights that cover the entire rear end- only thinner.
I need to clip my toenails.
Nasty job, but my shoes are getting tight👍 😂
Lol, you guys think “sex” sells for a normal mass-produced EV look no further than the current Bolt (which I’m no fan of) is the second best-selling EV behind Tesla M-3 and when Bolt debut I was saying “nobody was this”. The same story will be for this vehicle.
Yes, I do want to see a performance CUV/EV from GM but thinking people won’t want it because it’s not rwd or perform F&F j-turns and slides is premature.
Second best selling, in a two horse race, Ha, Ha, Ha
I think the Tesla -3 sold 47,275 last year
I think the Chevy Bolt sold 16,416 last year
Someone can correct me, if you would like !
Sure its always premature to say what people want, what does the customer want, but GM lately is ALWAYS WRONG !!
Why has GM been wrong at the CUSTOMER WANTS ? Its because GM has NO CUSTOMER SUPPORT SYSTEM !!
If GM just used their current JOKE of a customer support system, and designed to the feedback of that, it would be better than this Bolt crap !
And the masses win out ! The masses ALWAYS win out !!!
When the overwhelming masses are telling you your truck interior SUCKS for the price, YOUR INTERIOR SUCKS FOR THE PRICE !!!
When the overwhelming masses tell you they do not want a Cadillac with a 2.0T, THEY DO NOT WANT A CADILLAC WITH A 2.0T !!!
These are NOT hard to see, these customer opinions are EVERYWHERE !!, you just need to look and then act.
And here is AGAIN where GM just horribly sucks, Its EGO, ARROGANCE, GM is STILL operating under the premise, that the people who make the decisions at GM know more of what the customer wants than the customer themselves do !
I already know how this will play out, MOST DO, GM is in NO WAY, going to gain or take one customer away from Tesla with this vehicle. From my point of view its really a joke ! And one more reason I do not own GM stock.
In reality, GM needs at least 2 if not 3-4 models of one vehicle to get close or outsell one of the competition.
If you look at the model, 2 trucks to outsell the next highest, mid-sized SUV 2 or 3 models, and so on.
The tesla model 3 was the 5th highest selling model in the USA, and here comes China !!
I’m not sure what sex has to do with this, because sex is NOT selling the Tesla model 3, the model 3 is selling the model 3.
You sit these two vehicles side by side, the GM vehicle is a joke, outright joke, is this really what GM thinks will compete with the model 3 ?
And Guestt, why are you always happy to be a very distant #2 if that ?
Don’t you think GM should win with anything ?
Again, is it you who is telling GM their vehicles are ” Good Enough ” ??
when gm emerged from bankruptcy, i thought here we go!!! gm has wiped the slate clean and now they are going to show the world what they can do. i thought they would come out swinging.
ten years later, the arrogance is still there but the products don’t back it up. their cars aren’t bad but i can get better for the same or less from the japanese and even more so with the koreans.
as i see it, gm’s big bets are china, north america(SUVs/trucks), EVs, and AVs.
so EVs and AVs are long plays that will not add to the bottom line for another decade.
suv/truck sales in north america are still good but if a recession hits, then i would think they will be in a world of pain.
china is slowing down but that is still a huge market that will grow in the long run. but in any competitive market, gm doesn’t seem to do very well. they seem to be average at best. eventually, the chinese consumers are going to eventually start turning to brands that deliver great value and if north america is any indication, that is bad news for gm.
i own gm stock and i’m holding them in the hope that they pull a rabbit out of their ass with EVs or something. but hearing reuss talk and his arrogance, it doesn’t inspire much confidence.
I thought so too. Without all those legacy costs that forced GM to cut corners elsewhere they’d be able to show the world what they’re capable of. Sadly that hasn’t been true. They still destroyed their Cadillac flagship by cost cutting under the hood and inside and now they’re about to cut and run on that segment. Turns out “New GM” is exactly like “Old GM”. I think as long as folks like Mary and Lloyd’s boy Mark are in charge, there really won’t be the new thinking and focus on excellence GM needed. The top folks are still lifers trained under Roger B. Smith or second generation lifers that have continued to accept mediocrity from a company whose history shows it can deliver so much more. They used to say GM was the ‘Mark of Excellence’ and it was. I thought bankruptcy would allow them to start over and get that back. Alas they haven’t.
What novel I just read?. Anyways as stated before Bolt still the 2nd best selling EV out there in the US with GM having a ramped-up electric presence here and in China, you think GM must be #1 at everything possible (they were #1 at BK in the 00’s), sorry it’s not 1971.
Also I said before if GM that jacked up I wouldn’t put a dime to them anymore and buy the competition, period.
Final thing I say is noone thought when the rwd competition will join the party they’ll take T-M3 sells rather than Bolt sales. Bolt markets itself as electric transportation rather than plug-in performance as the Tesla. Other than probably the VW I don’t see a selling threat to the Bolt.
I think Tesla sold way more than 47,000 Model 3’s no?
Good one Momolos !
You win a prize !
161,900 sold in the USA
But the Bolt was second, Ha, Ha, Ha.
Tesla sold 3000 less model 3s in a month than Chevy sold for Bolts in a year !
it looks like a ugly toyota with that upsidedown frownface front grill!
Tesla and Musk only product boy racer richy rich cars for wealthy folk who like to have toys in their 4 car garages.
You do know that GM is the ones going around bragging of their high average transaction price $42,000.00 something !
Tesla average transaction price is around $37,000.00 something !
GM sells $80,000.00 trucks !
Who has the products of the richy rich, wealthy folks, with toys ?
Tesla sells cars which have a historically lower transaction price. GM’s transaction price is based on a majority of higher level pick up and suv sales. If you compared GM’ s car transaction price it would be much lower.
Back to my 4 car garage now…
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Nice article! Hope that chevrolet will go up with this idea, looks incredibly new and unusual!