2019MY Chevrolet Bolt To Get New Smartphone Interface And Colors

Being in production since Q4 2016, the Chevrolet Bolt is about to be updated for the 2019MY, Electrek reports after getting their hands on claimed dealer documentation.

The revisions are modest, though, and they include certain optional extras. One of them is called ‘Smartphone Interface’ and comes with a feature described as ‘vehicle entry, start and operation, and car sharing’.

On a side note, General Motors has already tapped into the car-sharing market with Maven. The company uses several hundreds of Bolts in its fleet, and one program allows San Diego residents to rent one for $229 per week and put it to work with Uber, Lyft, Roadie, Instacart and GrubHub.

Also Watch: 2017 Chevy Bolt Review Shows Why It Didn’t Break The Internet

Elsewhere, the 2019 Bolt will also welcome three new color options. These are called Green Mist Metallic, Slate Gray Metallic and Shock. The former is already available for the larger Volt EV, and the second one is used by GM on several other vehicles, but the quoted publication couldn’t find any reference of the latter shade.

No technical upgrades appear to have been performed across the Bolt lineup for the 2019MY, as the electric car still uses a 200hp (203PS / 150kW) and 266lb-ft (360Nm) of torque motor, and a 60kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Officially, the zero-emission model needs less than 6.5 seconds to accelerate from naught to 60 mph (96 km/h), and can travel up to 238 miles (383 kilometers) in between charges, as certified by the EPA.

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  • Nordschleife

    Maybe shock is like a Pearlecent light blue.

  • Moveon Libtards

    GM is succeeding in electric cars.

    …Meanwhile, Tesla cars just killed two more people. Funny how this site “forgot” to report that…

  • Craig

    I’d love to test drive this car.

  • Six_Tymes

    I think this car is underrated. my friends neighbor has one, I had a drive in it, and was thoroughly impressed. but i’m holding out for solid state packs to hit the market before i seriously consider going EV

  • SteersUright

    It just needs to look way better. This and the Volt are just so utterly dull to look at even a Prius suddenly looks sexy and exciting. And a Prius is NOT an exciting thing to look at either.

    • BtheKing

      I agree. It just looks “wrong” — and it looks like it costs LESS than it does— which is never a good selling tool. They need a restyle. They can keep the platform. but new “colors” isn’t going to improve it.

      • SteersUright

        You nailed it. Were the Volt/Bolt about $23k like a Prius, then fine, they can just look like generic mass commuters. But at $35-$40k, looking special and beautifully designed would go a long way to making them more appealing.

    • Chris Krajnik

      Hahaha oh what a laugh, the Bolt could look better, if it was a different class of car. The Volt however, looks like the rest of the car line-up from Chevrolet and is anything but dull. The Prius, I can’t believe I’ve heard any other person claim it is sexy and exciting.

      • SteersUright

        It isnt, thats exactly my point.