2022 Bolt EUV Caught Undisguised For The First Time76
General Motors’ upcoming all-electric vehicle blitz includes the new 2022 Bolt EUV, or Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle, a more practical addition to the expanding Bolt family of vehicles. Now, GM Authority has an exclusive photograph of the new Bolt EUV completely undisguised.
The new spy photo shows the profile of the 2022 Bolt EUV without camouflage for the very first time. The image reveals a number of interesting details, including the roof line and roof rails, the window line, styling creases in the shoulder line, silver door handle trim, silver and black lower body trim, and a split-spoke wheel design, as well as a charging port in the front fender.
General Motors previously released a teaser video that showed the Chevy Bolt EV transforming into the Chevy Bolt EUV, with black shadows obscuring the majority of the details. More recently, the automaker teased us with an image of the Bolt EUV headlamp. This new spy photo, however, gives a much clearer look at the new styling.
The 2022 Bolt EUV will be closely related to the Bolt EV, riding on the same second-generation Battery Electric Vehicle architecture, otherwise known as the GM BEVII platform. Both vehicles are also expected to run the same all-electric powertrain. As a reminder, the current Bolt EV is powered by a 66-kWh lithium-ion battery, which connects to an electric motor to produce 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, all while delivering an estimated 259 miles of range per charge.
In terms of the exterior and body design, the 2022 Bolt EUV will be offered as a five-door crossover/hatchback, just like the Bolt EV. However, the EUV will be a size class larger than the Bolt EV offering greater interior room for both passengers and cargo by stretching out with an additional 8 inches in terms of overall length. To note, the Chevy Bolt EV measures in at 164 inches from tip to tail. The Chevy Bolt EUV will also feature a slightly raised suspension and black plastic cladding around the lower body panels, as seen in the spy photo above.
Production will kick off next year during the summer months at the GM Lake Orion Assembly plant in Michigan.
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2 words, Too Small
Two more words:
The all new Chevy Pontiac Vibe
Although I agree about past models, but this is about the 2022 model which will be 8 inches longer than the current model. How much bigger do you need? I can’t tell based on that alone, but it’s going in the right direction.
Looks to me like they’ve used the Buick Encore GX as a template instead of the Chevy Trailblazer. If I’m right, that means the vehicle is missing a critical extra 2.5 inches in length, mostly from the rear seat area and a bit from the trunk as well. I hope I’m not right because that significantly crimps its utility for cargo and needlessly strips them of an opportunity to improve aerodynamics as well. (My ideal range size wise runs from a ’21 Trailblazer on the low end to something like a RAV4 or a Forester on the high end — the Bolt unfortunately is much too short for me to transport cross-country skis and also the trunk area is a bit small)
A ~$40k micro car/CUV thingy? Awesome!
I am a GM diehard, but this thing does nothing for me. Too expensive, too small, too boring, etc., etc., etc..
When did GM reveal pricing on the 2022 Bolt EUV? Or for that matter, the 2022 Bolt?
The current Bolt costs ~$40k. Do you truly think that the price will go down?
I’d guess pricing could go down due to several reasons.
1. More competition.
2. New GM models set for release in the coming years that will be priced too closely to current Bolt pricing.
3. Reduced production costs due to economies of scale.
Purely speculation but I’d say chances are high that pricing will be reduced.
Totally wrong, GM will discontinue the Bolt before they ever lower the price. When have they ever lowered prices? This new Bolt euv will just be $10 grand more expensive.
I regularly see brand new Bolt Premiers for low 30k or less.
Where I live you cannot buy a Bolt for under $50 Canadian (40 US). And for $50 here I can buy a new Chevy trailblazer and still have $15 left to buy a whole lot of other crap.
Stop looking at MSRP and actually look at what GM puts on the hood and the dealerships sell them for. I just checked several Canadian dealerships and they are all well below $50 Canadian.
GM lowered the price Volt repeatedly.
Discounts are huge. I seen them advertised for 23k
When did GM release pricing on this?
The current Bolt’s price is near $40k. if you think that the new model’s price will go down, I have some ocean front property in Montana that I’d love to sell you. Sorry.
You ought to know by now that the sticker price on a GM vehicle is simply a row of digits put there by a marketing guy. The Bolt in particular is being sold for far less than $40K.
Am I wrong in thinking that this would qualify for US tax credits? The old bolt now does not qualify. Hopefully this will better match the Hyundai Kona.
Why all the teasers? No one is excited for this. Ugly as the Bolt. Maybe GM is purposely doing this so no one buys them? Like the Bolt’s lackluster sales didn’t ring any bells?
No this won’t qualify for the federal electric vehicle tax credit.
Every manufacturer is allowed to sell 200,000 qualifying vehicles before the credits for that manufacturer begins to phaseout. General Motors and Tesla are currently the only two manufacturers to have had their vehicles tax credit phaseout.
Hopefully Biden administration will reconsider.
Have to respectfully disagree, David. Let the free market work. No one should get preferential treatment, and no one should get discriminatory treatment. End the subsidies, and see what the GM EV lineup can do. I think it will do very well on its own.
Then end the Subsidies on Gas, see what the market will do then when it’s now 5x the price it is now.
I think what I said was, no one should get preferential treatment, and no one should get discriminatory treatment. And I meant what I said. Where was I unclear?
I thought you were only speaking in terms of the EV subsidies. Well then, nvm.
No worries. If you set the rules for one side, you need to apply them evenly to the other side, too, or else you’re (I’m) a hypocrite. I doubt prices would shoot up 5x the current gas prices, but it would increase. Depends on how much oil America is producing at home…which is something we are very capable of. I’m all for ending government oil subs.
Aren’t EV Subsidies there to encourage new buyers to switch to an EV from an ICE vehicle? I know your against them and all, but the $7500 credit goes to the consumer for buying a new EV, so if we are going to switch maybe leave the subsidies in place, in fact its not fair that GM and Tesla only got 200,000 subsides. Thats what makes it unfair, the companies working the hardest to bring the world EV’s cant get the EV rebate anymore. I thought the subsidies were to encourage people to buy EV’s, giving them $7500 to make the switch.
Of course that’s what the subsidies are for. My issue isn’t WHY we offer them, but from WHERE the money comes from: taxpayers. Why should I as a taxpayer be forced to contribute to your choice vehicle? If you want an EV, excellent, more power to you, but I shouldn’t have to fork money over to make it a cheaper buy for you. That’s patently unfair…unless you want to subsidize my C8 Corvette or Hellcat.
#G8Burnout….A tax credit means I get a credit towards taxes I owe. It’s not other peoples money, it’s mine. You’re not contributing anything to me.
we’ve already seen the bolt $40K econobox isn’t doing well now.
It hasn’t been priced at 40k in a long time now.
I would rather Buy Tesla Y
Lol, good one
Probably because there is no more $7500 EV credit on the Volt.
Funny they Government wants us to switch but limits manufacturers to 200,000 cars before the EV credits go away?? Why take away the incentive to make the switch to EV’s??
There was no limit per manufacturer when the original $7500 tax credit was considered. The big three IC vehicle manufacturers, led by GM forced the government to change the program and add this 200,000 car cap per manufacturer.
Yeah I doubt that. Please do send me proof.
Tesla, GM, and Nissan all lobbied to get rid of the cap.
www. autoblog .com /2018/11/14/tesla-gm-nissan-lobbying-ev-tax-credit-cap/
Now that the two primary US car companies that manufacture EVs have exceeded the 200k limit, it’s only foreign manufactured vehicles that qualify, which means an unfair advantage. The cap should be lifted to make it fairly competitive in the market place.
Deal. If we also stop subsidizing gasoline production.
G8 while your respectfully disagreeing, the fact is EV subsidies exist!
so lets stop talking about Your opinion on EV credits .
The fact is EV credits exist so its unfair that GM and Tesla vehicles are no longer available for credits. It doesn’t make sense to restrict the very manufactures who are making EVs from getting the Credit for their customer for choosing an EV. Isnt that the point of the credit to begin with?? so consumers will choose the EV over an ICE? $7500 is quite an incentive and worth considering on your next vehicle purchase, if the consumer has a choice between 2 EV’s, the one with a $7500 discount might be the reason to buy and thats not fair all EVs don’t have equal incentives.
What a weird comment. If you don’t like my opinion, just say so.
Online comments sections are for opinions. Congress is for national policy. And just fyi, you can discuss different points here than the one’s I’m making, there’s no law against it. Plenty of room for the both of us here, kiddo 😉
Gasoline subsidies need to end first. That would be fair. Ending subsidies only for EV’s would be backwards. Unfortunately, a lot of backwards people are raking in money from the oil industry.
I wonder if Mayor Pete would take the lead on this in promoting EVs. I would guess he would be more open to new technology and fuel efficiency.
It doesn’t necessarily have to even be new technology, it just has to be government that joins the dots and meets people’s needs instead of serving special interests.
For example, one of Mayor Pete’s pet projects in South Bend has been improving the electrified commuter rail the city has to Chicago — better connecting it to local South Bend transit and road networks and speeding it up by getting rid of enough bottlenecks that the train can actually make 70 to 80 mph the whole way instead of 40 to 50 as it does now. From an energy use and pollution standpoint, the only better form of transportation than this is the bicycle, and that isn’t fast enough for most purposes. This improvement to commuter rail, part of which is now under construction, is.
But if you really want that to work you have to connect it better at the Chicago end as well to generate enough ridership. That won’t be easy. The connection for this line with the south end of Chicago’s Green Line, for example, was broken in the 1990s and the track ripped out, by insider political horse-trading revolving around property development, despite the objections of ordinary people. Want to commute in from South Bend to the south side of Chicago or vice versa? Unless that south side job (or your home) is in Hyde Park, you’ll have to go all the way into downtown Chicago and then back out again, because of that corruptly broken connection…or else drive on some very congested roads. So it comes down to not just the projects and tech you embrace, but a whole better way of doing business and government, very often with the tech we already have as much as what has yet to be invented and brought to market.
Biden does plan to expand EV tax credits.
Good, if we want people to make the switch, the subsidies need to be increased for all the Car manufactures not limited to 200,000 units.
8 inches longer? That essentially makes it a Leaf.
The original Bolt had more rear leg room than the Leaf. The Leaf did have more cargo capacity
Your design team should fired.
I would have to say in the last decade or so, if it isn’t a truck, camaro or a corvette these other vehicles just don’t have the appeal, that the trucks, camaros and the corvettes have. Really wouldn’t be caught in any of them. Exactly who are you trying to sell these vehicles to. They look like Asian brand vehicles.
Love the look of it!
Clearly people calling this vehicle micro or tiny have never sat in a Bolt EV. The Bolt EV is very well packaged. This isn’t a gas vehicle that’s interior is compromised because of the additional components that have to be fit. It has more passenger space than a Cruze, Volt, Sonic or Trax. In fact similar passenger space to an Equinox. The cargo space is less than an Equinox but similar to a Cruze hatch or Trax. But still more than a Volt or Sonic.
The EUV is supposed to be ~6″ longer likely increasing the cargo space. So this could be a very compelling vehicle for many people. Obviously pricing and features are yet to be known. But hopefully GM is paying attention to vehicles like the VW ID.4 and the base Nissan Ariya which in many ways will be a competitor.
There is currently a “stop sale” on these vehicles for a full charge battery fire issue and GM has zero clue for over two months how to fix it.
only on used vehicles not new. They also stated the fix will be out sometime early next year. It takes time to diagnose.
2018 bolt owner 127 k km so far fit a drying machine in the back amazing
There should be a tax on ICE vehicles or incentives for EVs. Our planet is in deep trouble.
Actually I think you are stating the reality of our future. I believe ICE won’t go away entirely, you will probably be able to pay to register an ICE vehicle but will have to pay an extra fee. California claims to be green, but the reality is as long as you have the money. I own a 1500 truck and I can’t believe the extra fee’s in my registration every year.
2012 Chevy costs $416/ year to register(weight fees,smog fee) I won’t be surprised if they come up with an ICE fee, I am pretty sure thats where we are heading. Tax ICE and Tax credits to EV’s
As owner of a Chevy Volt, I’ll never trade it for a Bolt. I don’t like SUV’s and Crossovers, so unless GM produces an EV or EREV sedan, my next car will be a Tesla Model S.
There is a low roof Chevy in the works.
Will it tow? I’m not talking long haul. Rather, a small 700 pound utility trailer to the local box store, or a small fishing or sailing boat to the local river or lake?
There are hitches available to mount in the back. The current Bolt has a 5,200 lbs. available towing capacity. I’ve seen some Bolts with some crazy trailers.
Towed a 1600lb 5×8 uhaul 980miles, in 30 hrs…the Bolt is a brute. There are two hitches currently available that I’m aware of, a 1000lb and a 2000lb. Expect range to be in the 2.3-2.5 miles/kW driving 55 dragging a big box behind you. empty or loaded means nothing to this car as I did a 120 mile empty test and still got 2.5 miles/kW
As a former Bolt owner, the car line needed several serious improvements, especially to the uncomfortable seats, the lack of adaptive cruise control/self-drive, and faster software iteration. Making it longer doesn’t solve those…
2022? It’s too little, too late.
It’s out for purchase summer next year. So just at most 6 months away. Also everything you said it needs it will have.
To be fair GM was putting nasty front seats in a lot of their vehicles from about 2016 through 2020. They seem to be snapping out of it, thank goodness. The front seats in the late 2010s Bolts, Cruzes, and Equinoxes are like miserable little hammocks compared to the firm, ergonomic, comfortable stuff that was in the early 2010s Cruze and Equinox.
Bolts are selling for 26-28k here in Central Fl. A long way from 40k. The tax incentive does me no good at all. As a retiree i have already paid way more than my share of taxes and now pay very little. I would have to take money out of my IRA to generate a tax bill that would let the $7500 be useful. Not very financially smart.
We drive a Volt and out next car will be a BEV. 95% of our miles are electric so we know a BEV will be fine. A Tesla? Not likely. There is a huge price difference between a model 3 and a Bolt. Elan’s 35k Tesla is a myth.
. If the Bolt had a really good fast charge rate it would be a no brainer. As it is I charge at home so only a cross country trip would require ant DC fast charging so I suppose I could live with a longer charge time a couple of times a year.
I bought a Kia Niro EV this year right before the pandemic began. I think it is great value because you can get the $7500 Federal Rebate and in NJ I get a $5000 check. Besides NJ has no sales tax on EVs. It has an advertised 239 mile range that translates to about 260 miles in the real world. I understand you can get the base model for $38,000 before credits. If you are looking at a more reasonably priced option, check out the Hyundai Ionic.
Finally, if the $7500 tax credit does not do you much good since you are retired, consider leasing an EV. This financier will take the credit and pass the savings on to you. Battery technology is evolving every year, so who know what the tech and pricing will be in three years.
Buy used. A Tesla just coming off lease would be well cared for. My Tesla is the only car I haven’t bought that way since I was impatient.
On the other hand, if you don’t drive long distance than the Bolt would probably be enough. Nothing is competing with Tesla Superchargers, but most of the time I just charge at home. I only visit a Supercharger when I go on vacation. I could have just as well used a rental for that, but I love my Model 3.
On March 13, 2020 we bought a used 2017 Volt. I love it. I filled the gas tank that day and have only used 2 gallons since. We have had solar since 2001 so all is good.
We drove Bolt thinking to sell our i3 BMW. Unfortunately Bolt is no match for our Rex BMW performance wise, range was not that important for us.
Sorry GM go back to school.
The BMW was built to meet different metrics than the Bolt, so….
35000$ difference between two cars 🧐 you is serious ???
The sears are torture racks. Vehicle needs to be wider not longer so decent seats would fit. A bench seat would be better than what they have now.
I have owned gen 1 a generation 2 Volts brand new from 2013 until 2019 . Loved them both! I decided to get 2019 brand new Bolt Premier.. Shipped around a little bit and I picked it up for $35K minus the tax incentives! Scored big… I get closer to 300 miles on average here in NYC.. It’s my daily commuter and I absolutely love it!… I was considering BMW I3 and did not like it at all… We also have 2019 F-150 as a family truck and Infiniti QX60 as my wife’s car… My wife already told me she’s waiting for me to hand down the Bolt to her next year when I get the new Bolt XUV and most likely the electric F-150 when it’s available… I love the ZERO maintenance aspect of electric cars and freedom of not having to use any pay for gasoline!