The Bolt EUV will essentially be a crossover version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchback. It will be the first vehicle outside of the Cadillac range to feature Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free semi-autonomous driving technology, and should offer superior performance and range than the Bolt EV thanks to GM’s new modular EV platform and Ultium battery technology.
As we reported previously, the Chevrolet Bolt EUV will offer more room for passengers and cargo over the standard Bolt EV hatchback. Overall length is expected to be up about 8-12 inches from the Bolt EV.
A new version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV will also launch later this year, preceding the arrival of the Chevrolet Bolt EUV. It’s not clear what GM has in store for the new Bolt EV, but it may also use GM’s new EV platform and proprietary Ultium batteries.
The new Bolt EV and Bolt EUV will be one of several new EVs coming from GM in the near future. The automaker says Cadillac, GMC and Buick will be launching new EVs “starting this year,” including the Cadillac Lyriq crossover and GMC Hummer EV.
GM’s new modular EV platform can underpin a wide variety of vehicles with front-, rear- or all-wheel-drive. The automaker says the platform will allow it to “compete for nearly every customer in the market today, whether they are looking for affordable transportation, a luxury experience, work trucks or a high-performance machine.” The Bolt EV and EUV, for what it’s worth, will fall under the affordable transportation category.
GM President Mark Reuss said this week that “thousands of GM scientists, engineers and designers are working to execute a historic reinvention of the company,” and said the automaker is “on the cusp of delivering a profitable EV business that can satisfy millions of customers.”