The 2021 Bolt EV will no longer offer the Light Ash Gray / Ceramic White interior color combination, GM Authority has learned.
The color combo deletion for the latest 2021 model year likely stems from a possible glare issue. As GM Authority reported back in 2017, the Light Ash Gray / Ceramic White interior color combination can result in a sun glare that obscures the driver’s view. Some owners have reported that the glare can be blinding, and have resorted to a variety of measures to mitigate the glare, including polarized sunglasses, as well as dash carpets, vinyl, or some other dark-colored cloth placed on the dash.
In addition to deletion of the Light Ash Gray / Ceramic White interior color combination, the 2021 Bolt EV also introduces a number of other minor changes. These include a slightly higher price tag for the range-topping Premier trim level, which will now come equipped with 480-volt DC Fast Charge capabilities as standard. The new 2021 Bolt EV Premier now starts at $42,695, $800 more than the preceding 2020 Bolt EV Premier. Meanwhile, the 2021 Bolt EV LT offers 480-volt DC Fast Charge capabilities as an available option.
The 2021 Bolt EV was originally set for a full refresh with a variety of changes and updates on the docket, including a new front and rear fascia design, a fresh interior with new seats, and a redesigned trim level structure as well. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the refreshed Chevy Bolt EV is now slated to debut for the 2022 model year.
Further changes for the 2021 model year include the removal of KeyPass, while the Comfort and Convenience package now requires DC Fast Charging on the LT trim level.
As a reminder, the 2021 Bolt EV is produced at the GM Lake Orion Assembly plant in Michigan. Providing motivation is a 66-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor combination, which produces 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, while providing 259 miles of range between plugs.