Newly launched last year, the Bolt EUV is already being rumored to have at most two years left in production. The Bolt EUV was made to give consumers an SUV alternative for the smaller Bolt EV, and for the most part it carries over unchanged. The one difference of note is the addition of the Redline Edition, which comes with a few unique features.
The Bolt EUV is a five-seater compact SUV with 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space that expands to 56.9 cubic feet when the back seats are folded. In the new Redline Edition, Chevy has added a sportier appearance that includes 17-inch gloss black aluminum wheels that have red accents, red accents on the mirror caps, and a red Bolt EUV badge on the back of the car. This edition also opens up new exterior colors such as Mosaic Black, Summit White, Metallic and Silver Flare. On the inside, the Redline Edition comes with a black leather interior with red accent stitching. Overall, the Bolt EUV comes with a 10.2-inch touchscreen and an infotainment system that includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless device charging, and a six-speaker audio system.
It’s no secret that the Bolt EV and EUV both just went through a massive recall for batteries, which has undoubtedly done some damage to the vehicles’ reputations. Chevrolet has since replaced the batteries with new ones from LG Energy Solution. The Bolt EUV has only one powertrain option and that is a 65 kWh battery that delivers 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. It has an EPA-estimated range of 247 miles and can supposedly get up to 60 mph in about 7 seconds.
The Bolts are both built on a BEV2 platform, and even though Chevy is now using an Ultium-based platform for its newest cars, the BEV2 platform still supports a desired skateboard design for flexibility. GM has a goal to sell only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035, and Chevrolet has recently invested $7 billion into battery and EV production to help this along.
The Bolt EUV was the first Chevy car to offer Super Cruise hands-free driving technology. It also comes with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian signal alert, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, and forward collision alert.