2018 Chevy Bolt EV Changes, Release Date

The 2018 Chevy Bolt will be an improved version of the 2017 model. Only the modest modifications will be carried out. Some of the expected modifications are highlighted below.

  • Minor modifications are expected in the trim level’s features and equipment
  • The exterior colors are expected to be changed
  • It is expected to be more available than the previous version in Canada and the United States
  • Driver Confidence Package will be included in the entry-level, LT

The 2017 version is relatively more affordable than other automobiles in the same category, and 2018 Chevy Bolt is not expected to differ in this regard.

2018 Chevy Bolt front

2018 Chevy Bolt – Design and Colors

The automobile will come as a five-door crossover/car in the subcompact class. It will also be built on BEV II Platform owned by GM. The exterior design will be close to what obtains in the 2017 model. The interior can accommodate five adults conveniently, and the liftback design in the previous model will be preserved, which ensures that its advantage over Toyota Prius Prime is maintained; the latter prefers efficiency to rear center seat.

The color palettes like Satin Steel Metallic, Green Mist Metallic, Cajun Red Tintcoat and so on are expected on the bodywork.

The touchscreen in the interior will be large with a “floating” design and it will also feature easy-to-use controls. It will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The touchscreen will equally feature Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity. However, the steering wheel will be covered with vinyl in place of the leather-material used in the previous model. The interior will feature an 8-speaker Bose audio system, which will be included with a subwoofer.

2018 Chevy Bolt interior

Engine and Performance

The 2018 Chevy Bolt will travel up to 238 miles with EPA city/highway fuel economy of 128/110 MPGe. The battery will be a lithium-ion affair, and it will have a 60-kWh capacity, thanks to its 960-pound unit composed of 288 cells. The battery can deliver about 160 kW, while the electric motor can deliver up to 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Chevy Bolt rear

2018 Chevy Bolt – MRSP and Release Date

Feelers from the GM have it that the 2018 Chevy Bolt may sell for about $37,000 or thereabout; that is, after considering various government incentives. Its production began in July 2018, and the release date is expected to be August 2018.

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