Future Chevrolet Bolt EV
We expect the next, second-generation Chevrolet Bolt EV to reach the market in the vicinity of the 2023 model year. Until then, we expect the current, first-generation Bolt to receive minor changes, updates, and improvements.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the next Chevrolet Bolt EV. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Chevrolet.
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|Last redesigned model year:||2017 (first generation)|
|Last midycle refresh/MCE model year:||not yet performed, expected for 2020|
|Expected redesign model year:||2023 (second generation)|
|Expected name:||Chevrolet Bolt EV|
|Current platform:||GM Gamma 2 platform derivative known as GM BEV 2 platform|
|Future platform:||GM VSS-F platform|
|Layout:||FF (front-engined, front-wheel-drive)|
|Current body styles:||four-door crossover-like hatchback|
|Future body styles:||four-door crossover-like hatchback|
|Expected propulsion:||Unknown; current models uses 60 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and single motor gearset|
- What: an all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV crossover-like hatchback that will represent the second generation of the nameplate, after the first-gen Bolt was introduced for the 2017 model year
- When: we expect the next Bolt to launch in the vicinity of the 2022 calendar year as a 2022-2023 model year vehicle
- Why: an all-new Bolt will enable Chevrolet to continue its dominant presence presence in the small electric car space
- Where: sold in all current markets where the Bolt is currently sold, including the United States and Canada; expansion to other countries such as Mexico, the Middle East and Australia (under the Holden brand) is possible
Following are our expectations about the future Chevrolet Bolt EV:
- Based on the new GM VSS-F platform, delivering all-new underpinnings and engineering
- All-new exterior design, available as a four-door hatchback
- All-new interior design
- Inclusion of next-generation MyLink infotainment system
- Introduction of some GM Active Safety features and technologies
- Introduction of improved all-electric powertrain range
We expect the upcoming future Chevy Bolt EV to continue being available as a four-door crossover-like hatchback in the A segment.
We expect the next Chevy Bolt to carry a starting price that is either similar to or lower than the current, first-gen model, which has a starting price of $36,000 before federal or state incentives.
We expect the next-gen Chevy Bolt to ride on GM’s VSS-F platform (vehicle set) shared with future GM front-drive vehicles.
It is currently not clear what kind of powertrain the Next Chevy Bolt will have. However, we expect it to either match or improve on the first-generation’s 60 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and single motor gearset.
It is currently unclear where GM will produce the next-generation Bolt.
Currently, the first-gen Bolt is assembled by GM USA at the GM Lake Orion factory in Michigan.
The future Chevrolet Bolt will have the following competitors:
- Nissan Leaf
- Ford Focus EV
- Tesla Model 3
- Other small battery electric vehicles
Before The All-New Model
Before the all-new future Chevy Bolt reaches the market, we expect the current first-generation Bolt to receive minor changes, updates, and improvements. See information about the current-generation Bolt EV by using the following links:
- 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV (introduction of first-gen model)
- 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
- 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
- 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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