The Chevrolet Bolt EV has long held sway as the cheapest electric vehicle on American soil — until Chevrolet confirmed that the Bolt will be discontinued at the end of 2023. However, earlier this year, we reported rumors that the electric Bolt would not. will make a comeback as the Bolt EV when Chevrolet revives the nameplate in 2025. Instead, it looked like Chevrolet would just revive the Bolt as an EUV (electric utility vehicle), an SUV version of the Bolt EV.
now, Inside the EVs reports that GM has confirmed the rumor, contacting the publication that only the Bolt EUV will return in 2025. Although this is only possible for Chevrolet following the trend of the American market that has seen cars grow significantly in recent years, there are other implications. of compact combustion Bolt EV.
Sure, the Bolt EUV may be bigger than the Bolt EV, but it’s also more expensive than the Bolt EV — at least the current iteration is. The entry-level Bolt EUV 1LT trim starts at $27,800, while the Bolt EV 1LT starts at $26,500.
Starting MSRPs may only differ by $1,300, but the Bolt EUV quickly starts to become more expensive than the Bolt EV, with the Bolt EV coming in at $33,320, while the Premier Redline EUV trim comes in at $39,455, thanks to add-ons like Super Cruise with Sun and Sound Package.
It’s fitting, then, that the next-generation Bolt won’t be as affordable as the previous one.
Offering these luxury items only on the Bolt EUV could be a reason for Chevrolet to hold back the EUV version for the relaunch. Previous rumors also indicated that the new Bolt would use many of the same parts as the old EUV, which is based on the new Ultium platform.
Of course, part of the reason Chevrolet canceled the original Bolt EV and EUV was that the battery platform was no longer profitable, so it may be that the Ultium platform is better suited to the larger Bolt EUV, especially as Chevrolet changes its EV offerings. to attract a wider market.
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