The 2022 Chevy Bolt EV introduces a model refresh with a host of updates and changes, including overhauled seats, a common point of criticism for the all-electric Bolt. The refreshed Bolt’s new interior is also offered with a new power-adjustable driver’s seat, as covered here.
- Driver 8-way power seat adjuster (A2X)
- Driver 2-way power lumbar seat adjuster (AL9)
The 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat is available on the base-level 1LT trim level as part of the Comfort and Convenience Package, priced at $945. Meanwhile, the feature is standard on the range-topping 2LT trim level.
All previous model years of the Chevy Bolt EV did not offer a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
Back in 2019, GM Authority was the first to report that improvements for the Chevy Bolt’s interior and seats were on the way. Although the improvements were originally slated for the 2021 model year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the model refresh to be delayed. As such, the improvements did not arrive until the debut of the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV.
Notably, the updated seats are also equipped in the slightly larger 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, which debuted alongside the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV.
We previously spoke with an engineer about the new seats in the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV, who told us that “The overall structure is similar to the current seat, but the actual seat itself is all-new.” According to GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft, who drove the all-new Bolt EUV during a recent event, the new seats are noticeably improved. During a two-hour driving stint, no issues with the seat comfort were reported.
Sales of the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV kick off this summer, starting at $31,995. Motivation is derived from a front-mounted electric motor producing 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, with an estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge.