Chevrolet is gearing up to reveal two new variants of the Chevrolet Bolt EV in February. Now the company has now confirmed at least one new feature on the duo through a new teaser. Both will apparently feature GM’s SuperCruise handsfree driving system.
Launching in 2017, the Chevrolet Bolt EV will receive its first redesign since launch. The redesign is expected to feature a sportier appearance and redesigned interior. We’re told not to expect substantial changes in the Bolt EV’s overall look though.
Meanwhile, Chevrolet will also rollout the Bolt EUV, or Electric Utility Vehicle. The EUV will feature a longer wheelbase versus the Bolt EV and feature a taller greenhouse design. In theory, the added space should broaden its appeal with consumers versus the smaller Bolt EV.
Consumers will also enjoy the addition of optional SuperCruise on both Bolt’s. SuperCruise allows for completely handsfree driving on certain highways. The system was recently updated to also include automated, on-demand lane-changes. From 2018 to now the system has been reserved for Cadillac vehicles, but GM is quickly propagating the system to other brands now.
Both Bolts will remain on GM’s BEV2 architecture, meaning they do not fall under GM’s newer Ultium battery program. Leveraging the legacy architecture means it’s unlikely we’ll see substantial increases in the Bolt’s current 259 mile range. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV and 2022 Cadillac Lyriq will be the first GM products built on the Ultium battery system.
Today’s teaser is intended to tee up GM CEO Mary Barra’s keynote speech at this week’s virtual Consumer Electronics Show.