The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV may share its architecture with the similarly named hatchback, but this is a new subcompact crossover SUV that doesn’t share any of its little brother’s exterior sheet metal. The exterior styling is undeniably and unashamedly modern, stunning, and extremely stylish. The way the Bolt EUV looks is likely to attract potential buyers even before they find out it’s exclusively all-electric. For those looking for that final extra push to go fully electric, the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV could be the model to convince them, especially as it’s also the first Chevrolet model available with the new Super Cruise driver-assistance package.
There are two versions of the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV to choose between; the entry-level LT and the Premier. Both variants come with high levels of standard equipment and features, and there are also a few exciting ways to upgrade and enhance your new Bolt EUV further from the options list.
One option for the LT that’s worth a special mention is the available LT True North Package. Adding this to the standard LT trim is almost like creating a different trim level in its own right, as the package includes Jet Black/Nightshift Blue leather-appointed seating, ventilated driver and front passenger seats, an auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, a front passenger seatback map pocket, a rear centre armrest with a couple of extra cup holders, and a very smart set of 17-inch Dark Android painted aluminum wheels with Silver-painted inserts.
Even though it’s the Bolt EUV’s styling that first catches the eye, the powertrain and performance are what the majority of people want to know about the most with any electric vehicle, and that’s probably no different here with the new EUV. The 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV uses an electric motor system powered from a 65-kWh battery pack, and the total output is a very creditable 200 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. The maximum speed of the Bolt EUV may be a relatively modest 150 kph, but surprising acceleration is a crucial attribute of all-electric vehicles, and the almost immediate delivery of maximum torque sends the Bolt EUV from 0 to 100 kph in an impressive 6.7 seconds.
Of course, the range is the critical metric for most people considering moving to all-electric driving, and the 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV can deliver a very respectable 402 km on a full charge. In reality, that’s way more than the average driver drives in a day or even a few days, and when you have access to DC fast charging, you can recharge the battery enough to cover 160 km in just 30 minutes. The Chevy’s 11-kilowatt onboard charger also means that a full charge of the battery can be achieved in approximately seven hours when connected to a 48-amp wall box using a 60-amp circuit.
The LT and Premier trim levels are reasonably similar as far as their standard equipment and features are concerned, and nothing that could ever be considered essential has been overlooked. There is a slightly more premium feel to the Premier trim thanks to a few more upscale trim elements and things like standard rain-sensing wipers and adaptive cruise control, but the most significant difference between the two models is the options list for the Bolt EUV Premier.
For example, LT models are not available with a panoramic sunroof, but the Premier is if you add the Sun and Sound Package. The Super Cruise Package is also available with its Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking and hands-free driver assistance system for use on divided and compatible highways.
SUVs are very much the present, and all-electric powertrains are definitely the future, but you can have both with the superb 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV. Whether you’ve driven an electric car before or not, we’re confident you’ll be delighted when you experience the Bolt EUV for yourself with a test drive from us here at Roy Foss Chevrolet Buick GMC located at 7200 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON. Drop in to see us when you’re in the area, or call us at (905) 886-2000 for more information and to book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.