2021 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Is A Bolt EV Wrapped As A Crossover

It’s not a secret anymore that GM is developing a Bolt-based electric crossover — the automaker itself has confirmed the new model recently.

But while General Motors announced it will invest $300 million to build a Bolt-based EV at the Orion Township Assembly plant, the company did not reveal the name of the new EV.

However, a trademark application surfaced recently revealing the name Bolt EUV, where the latter part could stand for Electric Utility Vehicle. While we don’t know 100 percent that’s the name GM will use, the three prototypes you see in these spy shots are for the crossover that will use the same BEV2 architecture as the Bolt EV.

Also read: Chevrolet Doesn’t Drop Bolt’s Prices Despite Federal Tax Credit Cut In Half

Spotted on public roads in Michigan, the vehicles certainly look bulkier than the Bolt and are definitely crossovers — although, for some reason, Chevrolet also refers to the existing Bolt EV as a crossover. They are also electric, as they drove past the photographer in complete silence.

In the photo gallery, you’ll also see a shot of the Bolt EUV’s undercarriage, revealing the smooth underbelly typical of a fully-electric vehicle with a battery pack located between the axles. Obviously, there are no exhaust components.

Not much is known about the new all-electric crossover other than it will be built alongside the current Bolt and will be “designed and engineered off an advanced version of the current award-winning Bolt EV architecture.” This means we can expect it to feature improvements to the drivetrain — the range should at least match the Bolt’s EPA-rated range of 238 miles (383 km).

As the prototypes featured a full-body camouflage foil wrap as well as a black cover on top of that plus padding in some places, it’s quite hard to decipher the Bolt EUV’s styling. Nevertheless, some details (such as the C-pillars) appear consistent with a leaked image from 2017 that purportedly showed the Bolt crossover.

The Chevrolet Bolt EUV is expected to arrive sometime in 2020 as a 2021 model.

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Photo credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • Mike anonymous

    It’s bee sometime since I have made a post, but I couldn’t pass up my personal opinion on this vehicle, I at least felt. I can see that the front end is already going design-wise in the direction of GMs’ most recent compact vehicles (which I am not the biggest fan of). I personally wish that when they gave vehicles updates or re-designs, they attempted to make it look ‘more‘ like the concept that people originally were excited for, opposed to something else.

    (Original 2015 Concept)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c50ddddde8e3ba069b9fe2d1a197850efc532b387478d96fd87aad26c3e6a093.png

    (New GM Design Language)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4584c99970a5cdf0c893cca2141836defd197ef3dd4aca04dd585b7d6f80bc40.png

    Also we should note that wile this appears to be a full redesign, we barely received the Concept for the Bolt in 2015 and the production version an year and a half or so afterwards. It has not been that long. GM is going to need to put some serious effort not only into the vehicles range and performance (as well as eco-friendly nature) this time around,.. but they are really going to need to put some effort into this vehicles design, as that is one of the biggest factors in desirability. (For Example: If the Pontiac Aztek was an EV or Plug-In Hybrid with 500 miles of range, would you buy it. While people want a great vehicle, they also want something that look good too.). Hopefully GM knows what they are doing, & Hopefully they can get it right.

  • charlotteharry57

    Yet ANOTHER GM CUV with dreadful rear quarter visibility. Following in the footsteps of the Terrain, Blazer et al and just plain stupid.

  • Exotics

    Oh look, another ugly non desirable EV!

    • Zandit75

      As opposed to what, the ugly undesirable Model Y??!!

  • Six Thousand Times

    Too bad they aren’t doing a sporting version of the Bolt architecture. Something that looks more like the Volt – a sleek all-electric 5-door.

  • SteersUright

    Like damn near every new GM car being announced, it looks like a cheap appliance and undesirable.

  • GiorgioN

    When the Chevy in the European market ?????????

    • YUDHA BAGASKARA

      chevrolet was phased out in european market since 2015
      GM itself is basically no longer exist in europe since 2017

      • GiorgioN

        I know … Thanks to the indomitable MerDel butt that forced GM to remove Chevrolet from the European market because it stole customers from the Opel “little sister”. Chevrolet more beautiful than the ugly Opel.

      • JRP

        They’ve got Camaros and Corvettes there.

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