Stylistically, the 2022 Bolt EUV will share its base design with the Bolt EV, but it’ll boast more SUV-like proportion and design distinctions to set it apart. The Bolt EUV’s design distinctions will include 100% unique sheet metal with more muscular lines, a distinct grille and front bumper unique signature lighting, and more. The Bolt EUV will also be 6.3 inches longer, 0.2 inches wider, and 0.2 inches taller. Plus, it’ll ride on a 2.9-inch-longer wheelbase.
Inside, the differences will be far more subtle, as the Bolt EUV will inherit a large portion of the Bolt EV’s redesigned cabin. The main visual difference between the EV and EUV will be the latter’s thicker steering wheel with a wider lower spoke. The 2022 Bolt EUV’s other advantage will be an extra 3.1 inches of rear leg room. In all other measurements, the Bolt EUV is a tiny bit smaller than the Bolt EV. Especially shocking is its 16.3 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats and 56.9 cubes total, which are 0.3 and 0.1 cubes tighter than the Bolt EV, respectively.
Standard tech features in the 2022 Bolt EUV will include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a wireless charging pad. Optionally, buyers can add a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
Under its hood, the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV will share its hatchback sibling’s powertrain: a single electric motor with 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Feeding this motor will be a 65-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that delivers up to a GM-estimated 250 miles on a charge – 9 miles short of the Bolt EV. Need a quick charge? The 2022 Bolt EV will deliver an estimated 95 miles of range with just 30 minutes on a DC fast charger.
Official IIHS testing will come later, but the 2022 Bolt EUV will come standard with a wide range of safety tech. This laundry list of features will include automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, lane-keep assist with lane-departure warning, following distance indicator, automatic high-beam headlights, and front pedestrian braking. Optionally, buyers will be able to add rear cross-traffic alert, 360-degree HD camera, adaptive cruise control, and even GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance.