Chevrolet’s Bolt-Based Electric Crossover Revealed, Arrives By 2020

General Motors CEO Mary Barra participated in the Barclays 2017 Global Automotive Conference in New York earlier today and she used her presentation to reveal a new Chevrolet Bolt-based crossover.

Drawing inspiration from the Chevrolet FNR-X concept that debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year, the crossover has an aggressive front fascia with slender headlights that feature boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights.

The model also has dynamic bodywork, plastic body cladding, and a Bolt-like C-pillar. As part of the transition from concept to production, the styling has been toned down and the model has been equipped with traditional mirrors and door handles.

The model will ride on the same platform that underpins the Chevrolet Bolt and it is one of two electric crossovers that is slated to arrive by 2020. The model’s powertrain will likely carryover from the Bolt so we can expect it will have a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers an electric motor that develops 200 hp (150 kW) and 266 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque.

Despite the rugged styling cues, the crossover will likely be offered exclusively with front-wheel drive.

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CHEVY FNR-X Concept

  • gor134

    I wish the FNR-X was built. It looked very good and sporty.

  • Auto

    Looks the automotive equivalent of slenderman with no face.

  • Bananarama

    That looks great. SO much better than the dorky Bolt. I’m glad they didn’t blow up the head and tail lights to cartoonish proportions and fuss it up (like they did with the Bolt). Price it right and it’ll sell like mad.

  • Bo Hanan

    Toyota has this design on a current car today. Will Chevy’s version be relevant 3 years from now?

  • WG

    Looks like a car made by Chinese company.

    • OG

      Doesn’t it?

  • USES EVERY DESIGN CLICHE IN THE BOOK TAKEN FROM CARS ON THE ROAD TODAY.

  • Cool guy

    and that lucid front end, shameless!

  • ediotsavant

    I thought Toyota updated the RAV4.

  • Leconte Dave

    All the gm electric cars will probably all have the same front

  • eb110americana

    The FNR-X would have made a much more compelling design, but there is no way that mid-large crossover size proportions (Murano) were going to happen on a subcompact. This thing is of the same stature as the HR-V, Juke , CH-R, and Trax–possibly even shorter. Ignoring the FNR-X concept, the model shown here looks clean, if a little boring. And the fascia has absolutely zero Chevrolet DNA to it. Hopefully that part gets some further refinement before it hits dealers.

    • mccarluvr123

      Agreed. There’s nothing about this that says “Chevy.” I never understand why a car company goes to the lengths of creating a “family face” and then comes out with something that doesn’t follow along at all. At least give it the Chevy grille treatment.

      • eb110americana

        I don’t mind them so much varying from the corporate face, but at least make it compelling. And it should evoke something Chevrolet from their past, present, or future–or at least not evoke other brands. The 5th gen Camaro (pre-refresh) and the Impala are both vehicles which eschew the current dual-stacked grilles design, but they are honestly two of the better looking applications.

        Also note that the model pictured above lacks a Chevrolet bow-tie logo (which would never make production), so there is definitely some work left to be done on it, which gives me hope that it will be improved.

  • EM1

    In Reference to the illustration, Chevy should go ahead with that idea for an all electric SUV. Maybe call it the Bolt Cross. The FNR-X would be better utilized as a GMC alternative.

  • Dennis Scipio

    This looks almost like a render than a production model. Then again, this is a low res image.

  • Tinky-Winky

    I don’t know what part of the FNR-X concept it draws inspiration from but it sure ain’t design.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I’m not interested but this really looks the part. Do me a nice all-electric sports coupe and we’ll talk.

  • ejd1984

    This appears to just be a non-brand generic CUV EV for visual purposes.

    Just a few guesses from the presentation.
    SAV – Autonomous vehicle (shared with other manufacturers?)
    LCV – Minivan to compete with the upcoming Volkswagen Microbus EV
    Lux Low Roof – Maybe a Buick Riviera EV
    Low Roof Car – Could be an entry level Corvette type EV slotted below the Zora

  • Stephen G

    Much better looking than the Bolt, however the Bolt Concept is better looking than the production model. So, as usual, don’t expect the the production model to this good. Also GM..when will my Avista be ready?

  • krusshall

    Who decided that this is “drawing inspiration from the FNR-X concept”? Based on what I’ve seen from spy shots, the upcoming midsize Chevrolet Blazer CUV draws its inspiration from the FNR-X concept.

  • krusshall

    Also the assumption that this is a Chevrolet is just that, an assumption. The more likely brand is Buick.

  • nauticalone

    Looks good…except for the push button gear selector!

  • Enter Ranting

    Why such a huge “grille” on an electric car?

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