GM just recently recently announced the coverage expansion of its Super Cruise hands-free driving technology, and the automaker’s full-size SUVs are now being built with the updated software. The system’s compatibility has been doubled to cover more than 400,000 miles of roads in the United States and Canada. Meanwhile, other GM products, like the Chevy Bolt EUV, will receive a much smaller coverage expansion.
As part of GM’s promise to improve its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Super Cruise (RPO code UKL) accessibility for the Bolt EUV has been increased to include an extra 20,000 miles of compatible roads.
For those wondering why the Bolt EUV, Chevy‘s all-electric crossover, won’t be getting the full expansion, the explanation is simple. The Bolt EUV wasn’t designed using GM’s Global B software architecture – aka Vehicle Intelligence Platform. This means that the EV is unable to exploit the full capabilities of Super Cruise.
There are three vehicles that will be getting the 20,000 mile update, including:
These vehicles are now being built with the full 400,000-mile expansion:
- 2023 Chevy Tahoe
- 2023 Chevy Suburban
- 2023 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade-V
- 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV and Escalade-V ESV
- 2023 GMC Yukon
All other GM vehicles equipped with Super Cruise from prior model years will receive the Super Cruise update via an over-the-air update.
The expansion of Super Cruise coverage follows GM’s plan to offer Super Cruise in 22 models by the end of the 2023 calendar year. On top of that, Ultra Cruise will also be introduced in the near future, and one of the first models to receive it will be the Cadillac Celestiq.
As a reminder, the Chevy Bolt EUV rides on the GM BEV2 platform and utilizes a single electric motor, which produces 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque driving the front wheels. A 65 kWh lithium-ion battery provides 247 miles of range on a single charge. The closely related Chevy Bolt EV uses the same underpinnings and technology, but range sits slightly higher at 259 miles due to its slightly smaller size and lower weight. Super Cruise is not offered on the Bolt EV.