Chevrolet has pulled back the curtain on its updated-for-2022 Bolt EV, as well as a new variant, a small SUV that is a slightly larger version of the hatchback model. The Bolt EUV, as the SUV version will be called—the acronym stands for “Electric Utility Vehicle”—will join a list of other small electric SUVs that includes models like the Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia Niro EV, and perhaps larger, more expensive upcoming models like the Volkswagen ID.4. and Nissan Ariya. Chevrolet says the Bolt EUV will be the first vehicle outside GM’s Cadillac division to get the automaker’s Super Cruise hands-free driver assist technology (other models, including the 2022 GMC Sierra will get it, too, though).
Both the Bolt EV and the Bolt EUV are built on the same platform, and feature a cleaner, more chiseled approach to the former Bolt EV’s styling. The Bolt EUV is more than 6 inches longer than the hatchback model, has a longer wheelbase, and is a tiny bit taller. Rear passengers get more legroom in the Bolt EUV.