The new Chevrolet Bolt is more modern, smarter and more expensive

The new Chevrolet Bolt is more modern, smarter and more expensive


Now go: the General Motors is starting to produce in Brazil The new Chevrolet Boltelectric design overhaul announced in 2021. Made in Orion (Detroit, USA), the A new bolt it arrives in the country in one configuration for R$ 329,000, with the first 40 buyers taking a 7.4 kWh wall charger (Wallbox) as a gift.

If you are interested, beware: only 78 of the more than 600 businesses that GM in Brazil will offer its electric model and accessories. When it was announced here for the first time, in 2018, Bolt had a table of R$ 250 thousand. But, at the end of 2021, when it stopped being sold pending renewal, it already cost about R$ 270,000.

In the US, however, the new Bolt starts at US$32,000 (equivalent to over R$160,000 today), which represents a reduction of almost US$5,000 compared to the 2017 price. The Bolt will not come alone. The MPV is now part of Chevrolet’s electric model expansion plan in the country.

Therefore, in addition EV Bolt usually, we will have in 2023 EUV bolt, which is a crossover, with more height and a smaller body. Finally, from 2024 onwards Equinox electrical setupas well as brand new Chevrolet Blazer EVa name that resumes the history of sports use, but now with the power and acceleration of an electric model.

But, it is important to say that these last two have not yet been released to the world. In other words, the date of arrival in Brazil is still unknown.



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Bolt a second time

Surrounded by care, the original Chevrolet Bolt debuted in 2017 after a long period of testing before hitting the stores. In Brazil, the hatch landed at the end of 2018, and sales will start in 2020. The first version had the shape of a minivan, in the style of (retired) Honda Fit, with space for five passengers and a lot of comfort: length 4.16 m, 2.60 m wheelbase and 482 liters in the trunk. That is, the average size of the car.

On board, the Bolt already had the most advanced GM content, such as, for example, a 360º camera, multimedia with internet connection and autonomous driving assistants. Because with the repair, the electric hatch gets features and is neat.

The power set, however, was not changed. Therefore, it maintains an electric motor capable of producing power equivalent to 203 hp and a good (instant) torque of 36.7 mkgf. With this performance, the new Bolt accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds.

Chevrolet Bolt EV 2023
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According to GM, recharging of the 65 kWh lithium-ion battery – which weighs 430 kg – has also been improved, with a new internal charger. Therefore, it is now compatible with 7.4 kW (240V) outlets, as well as standard 110V and 220V outlets. The automaker promises to add 40 kilometers of range per hour of charging.

The total time, however, is 9.5 hours in standard sockets. On a full charge, the range varies from 416 to 456 kilometers in the EPA cycle, from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The warranty on the Bolt’s electric motor and battery lasts for eight years or 160,000 km. Property in the hatch is the capacity of the trunk, which has 470 liters.

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new equipment

In addition to the new look, Chevrolet Bolt 2023 has more equipment. The design is the most modern of Chevrolet cars, and the style is also seen in Citroen, Jeep, Fiat and Kia models, for example. We are talking more about split headlights, with narrow LED daytime running lights placed higher than the main headlights.

On the sides, the highlight is the 17-inch wheels with a diamond and black finish. In the cabin, there are new seats – now with electric adjustment for the driver – which promise more comfort. The steering wheel has a sports profile, with an automatic base and manual adjustment. Another new thing is the main screen, which has got the feeling of a tablet and has native applications, such as Spotify (music and podcasts), Weather Channel (weather forecast) and Amazon Alexa (voice commands).

Chevrolet Bolt EV 2023
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Finally, driver support now has a new push-button driver selector. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) has been improved and now has front and rear monitoring, with automatic braking, lane keeping assist and blind spot alert. The safety package also includes 10 airbags, a rarity even among luxury cars.

Moving on, the new Chevrolet Bolt is a smooth-driving, spacious cabin that’s now even more practical. GM offers in its electric hatch a set of features similar to what Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Tesla – even slightly better than rivals. It doesn’t really justify it, but it helps to understand the value of asking.

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