Judging by the newest spy shots, Chevrolet’s Bolt electric car is finally getting the production form. The vehicle was introduced as hatchback last January, but this time, we saw something different. The production model will be introduced next year as the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, but not electric hatch. The carmaker is actually works on the all-electric Bolt, which will become a subcompact, mini SUV, or at least we think so.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt Gets Light Chassis and Volt’s Design Tweaks
GM’s first dedicated electric crossover will definitely show that that the carmaker knows its job. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will ride on the lightweight “Gamma” platform, which is introduced on the Sonic EV. Except of the light chassis, the new electric SUV will come essentially different from its concept hatchback announcement. The front end will be nothing like we saw on the concept, because the 2017 Bolt evidently resembles Chevy Volt, while the rear section gets an all-new, pretty powerful styling. The cab is speculated to adopt a lot from the concept, so we can expect pretty futuristic design inside.
As for the powertrain, we got to say that we have just some details. The actual setup is unknown, yet we have found out that the drivetrain gets the outstanding new lithium-ion battery pack, which comes from LG Chem. There will be at more than 50kWh energy capacity and the driving range will be over 200 miles with one charging.
Price and Arrival
These are just some superficial details about the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV, but since the all-electric crossover should make its first official debut very soon, there will be more info about it. The car will make its debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and at the next Consumer Electronics Show. The car manufacturer already announced the possible price, which is going to be around $30K after federal tax incentives.