The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is an all-electric hatchback that is setting new standards for charging range in the electric car segment. The new model offers up to 565 km range in a single charge that is 45 km more than its former model. The battery range has an impact on the overall performance of this eco-friendly vehicle as well. Hybrid and electric vehicles are becoming more popular as they provide better fuel economy and an eco-friendly appeal.
The compact hatchback has sculpted sides that enhance the aerodynamics of the vehicle and give it a classy style statement. The spacious cabin is designed for the convenience and comfort of the occupants during their journey. The cabin is equipped with advanced driver-assistance, and safety features that assure the occupants are facilitated on the move. The cabin is also equipped with in-cabin technologies that provide connectivity, infotainment, and comfort.
Following is a detailed review of the design, performance, driver-assistance, and safety features of the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV.
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle: 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
The all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV is a compact hatchback that is ideal for five occupants. The interior has been designed to provide comfort and space for the occupants and cargo. The stylish exterior design allows the vehicle to leave a lasting impression on the road. The interior and exterior design makes the vehicle stand out among the latest electric hatchbacks in the UAE.
Exterior Features of the Hatchback
The all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV boasts a robust look, thanks to its strong wheel arches and sculpted side. The beautiful, sculpted proportions, compact bonnet, and a lifted rear gives the vehicle a commanding presence on the road. Since the electric engine of the vehicle does not require air, the underbody can be closed to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle.
The front fascia of the vehicle has a black grille at the lower end and above the grille is the elongated headlights. The compact bonnet makes the windshield of the vehicle look wider providing the vehicle a unique look.
The exterior colour options that are available in the UAE include Nightfall Gray Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Mosaic Black Metallic, Kinetic Blue Metallic, Cajun Red Tintcoat, And Dark Slate Gray Metallic.
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Interior Features of the Hatchback
The spacious cabin of the 5-seater hatchback offers exceptional shoulder room, headroom, and legroom for the occupants. The rear seats offer a 60/40 split-folding functionality that can add more space to the cabin. The vehicle has ample space for cargo as well, especially when the seats are folded. The cabin can carry around 1,603L of cargo when the seats are folded. Besides the foldable seats, the cabin also has a multi-purpose front console that has a huge storage bin and sliding armrest. Moreover, there are cup holders and a wireless charging slot just behind the shifter.
The floor of the hatchback is also flat thanks to the battery positioning that allows the increased space. Moreover, it also makes exiting and entering the vehicle easier for the occupants.
There is a paddle on the steering wheel that slows down the vehicle without the driver pushing the brakes. This further converts energy into electricity and sends it back to the battery. The steering wheels also have controls that have voice recognition for giving instructions for streaming music or text without taking hands off the wheel.
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The all-electric hatchback is equipped with multiple in-cabin technologies that allow the passengers to drive around with ease. The speed of the vehicle can be easily controlled thanks to its one-pedal driving. In low-speed mode, the vehicle can easily slow down or stop by lifting the foot from the accelerator. This allows the driver to make less use of the brakes conserving the energy of the battery to increase the range of the charge. This deceleration and one pedal feature may be limited when the battery is cold, or it is near full charge. For instant stoppage, it is advisable to use the brakes.
The vehicle also has an electric precision shift that allows the driver to easily select the gears electronically. There is no mechanical shifter in the vehicle which is why there is increased front passenger space.
The hatchback also has a wide array of infotainment features that include a 10.2-inch infotainment HD touchscreen, and a Driver Information Centre that relays information in real-time to the driver. The information shared includes climate control, battery condition, and energy percentage information. The tablet-like screen allows the users to view the information in full or split-screen for navigation or retrieving music or contacts from the phones. The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is compatible with the Apple CarPlay.
Besides the remote start engine, the hatchback also has a remote charging feature that allows the 60 KW battery to charge using a key fob, given you are in the radius of the vehicle.
Performance of the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
The all-electric hatchback has improved its performance features thanks to the increased range of the 66-kWh battery. This battery delivers an NEDC estimated 565 km of range. The battery produces 204 horsepower, and 360 Nm of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0-100 in 7.3 seconds. The hatchback can do up to 150 km of range in just 30 minutes using standard DC fast charging. Moreover, the advanced technologies of the vehicle including Electronic Precision Shift, Regen on Demand, and One-Pedal Driving.
Safety Feature in 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV does not compromise the safety of its passengers, which is why it comes equipped with the latest safety features. Moreover, to provide better drivability, the modern hatchback also has the driver-assistance feature.
Here the most prominent driver-assistance and safety features of the vehicle:
- Rear Park Assist
- HD Rear Vision Camera
Price of the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV in the UAE
The all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV has impressive design features with an extensive battery range that make it stand out in the all-electric car segment. The vehicle is available in the UAE with a starting price of AED 168,500.