Chevrolet Bolt is earlier mentioned as a concept car which finally gets a production version. It is a pure electric car which is different from its cousin, Volt model. However, such name is making confusion among customers, especially with GMC fans. Further, the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt comes on the market in subcompact shape which will fight with Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3. Body structure will most probably be built on its own platform by GM’s Korea Studio.
If you thought that it will have GM Gamma platform then you are wrong. Engineers saw this model as a crossover and for that reason, some elements are made from aluminum. For example, doors, tailgate, and hood, in great measure are from aluminum in order to reduce overall weight. Dimensions are as follow: length is 164 inches, width is 69.5 inches, height is 62.8 inches, and wheelbase is 102.4 inches long. To sum it up, Bolt is assembled in Orion plant in Detroit while drivetrain is manufactured in South Korea.
2018 Chevrolet Bolt – Exterior
In the introduction, we have set the basis of future 2018 Chevrolet Bolt which has similar proportions like in BMW I3 model. Furthermore, this five-door body reminds us of concept picture with a few modifications. First of all, designers threw out front grille from the front fascia because it isn’t necessary anymore. Furthermore, front lights have a modern shape which ends almost on the top of the hood. The intensity of lights helps driver in any condition. Other important details relate to hatchback roofline, flat rear end and unique design of sides with stylish aluminum wheels. We can conclude that it will be capable of moving in traffic jam very easy and everyone who is thinking about this segment needs to try this beauty.
2018 Chevrolet Bolt – Interior
When the interior is in the question, there are significant differences from the original concept. The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt is getting a new dashboard with clear layout of infotainment system and digital instrument panel. This means that designers took a minimalist approach as a unique solution. Also, seats were made of soft-touch materials which are comfortable for sitting. All of this finds inspiration in Sonic model. The cabin can accommodate four adults passenger in two rows of seats. If you like numbers, passenger volume is 94 cubic feet and cargo space is 17 cubic feet. All in all, the electric car justifies its purpose and cute design will certainly attract potential customers.
2018 Chevrolet Bolt – Specs
Underneath the hood, a compact electric motor works silently and develops a range of 200 miles. Unlike Volt model which has a smaller range, the new Bolt can finally “fight” with Tesla and other respectable electric cars. The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt includes a lithium-ion battery of 60 kWh with 288 cells by LG Chem production. The electric motor produces around 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, respectively. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is less than 7 seconds while top speed is 91 mph. Exclusive for this premiere, the carmaker is preparing SAE Combo DC fast charging. Transmission of torque from the electric motor toward wheels is done with Electronic Precision Shift.
2018 Chevrolet Bolt – Price
According to reports, sale starts in 2017 and price will be around $ 30,000. Also, you should expect tax credits for purchasing this kind of car.