2019 Chevy Bolt EV Review, Release Date

The 2019 Chevy Bolt EV is a four-door, battery-powered hatchback which seems a tad more substantial than Chevy’s diminutive-but-entertaining Spark EV. Although this hatchback cube is largely the same as before, the GM introduced minor updates to its interior and charging infrastructure. The Bolt relies on GM’s global small-car architecture, which is the same platform that also underpins the likes of Sonic sedan and hatchback. Its production takes place at a plant in Detroit.

2019 Chevy Bolt EV front

2019 Chevy Bolt EV – Beautiful and Modern Look

The inbound 2019 Chevy Bolt EV highlights a hatchback design that keeps it nice and lightweight. Apparently, the lightweight is a good thing as far as getting more mileage goes. Up front, there isn’t much of a grille and the hood is smaller than that of a regular vehicle. All in all, the front fascia looks beautiful and modern. It expresses the fact that Chevy Bolt is a luxury car.

The doors will convey subtle lines and curves that give it some bits of a sporty appearance. The front section of the car is lower than the back, and this is meant to provide some space for the battery. The supposed battery gets stacked underneath the back seats.

Inside the Cabin

While the 2019 Chevy Bolt EV somehow didn’t excel with its exterior styling, it manages to impress inside the cabin. The interior has enough space to accommodate up to five adult passengers. The materials inside the cabin are impressive. On the center stack, we can find a large IPS LCD screen that supplies information concerning the infotainment and electric system. The cabin hosts a 10.2-inch touchscreen, 8.0-inch digital cluster and 4G LTE WIFI hot spot.

Aside from that, the GM provided shortcuts for a lot of functions so that drivers can use them with ease while on the road. The middle button in the top left corner can take you to all of the screens available in the Bolt. These include the OnStar, phone, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Settings and much more. Then, we’ve got the third button that is designed for music. It allows you to change the source of music, whether it is from Bluetooth, USB, radio or Sirius XM Satellite.

2019 Chevy Bolt EV interior

2019 Chevy Bolt EV – Powertrain Details

The 2019 Chevy Bolt EV is not only quick on its feet but also fun to drive. It is the 10Best winner, which might surely give Tesla a run for its money. It gets its juice from a 200-hp electric motor. Acceleration gets to 60 mph in just under 6.5 seconds.

The Chevy Bolt EV model will use a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, which stores around 60kWH of energy.

2019 Chevy Bolt EV rear

Release Date and MSRP of the 2019 Chevy Bolt EV

The GM is yet to issue a report concerning the 2019 Chevy Bolt EV pricing and release date. However, a recent communication issued to dealers suggests that the automaker would extend the release through mid-December 2018.

The incoming Chevy Bolt will sticker for $37,495 in LT trim, but a federal tax of $7,500 is likely to cut the bottom line down to slightly under $30,000. Note that EVs often supply incentives that seldom relate to the MSRP. The Bolt’s rivals include BMW i3, forthcoming Nissan Leaf and the next-gen Tesla Model 3.

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