The new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt is going on sale later this year and it’s coming to the Middle East with a second-generation design and battery pack
It was a mixed decade for GM – since the 2016 high of 10 million sales, with corona in the way last year GM sold just 6.8 million cars. China and the US are down, but profits are up, because people are optioning-up their cars with all the bells and whistles.
This coming decade GM is not about to abandon its beloved trucks and SUVs, although radical changes are on the way in Detroit. By 2025 GM has committed to electrifying its whole range, and going even further, the company wants to be carbon neutral by 2040.
You can expect 30 new EVs from GM over the next five years. Twenty-seven billion dollars is at stake here, and the first result of this investment is the new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt.
The second-generation design is cheaper to build thanks to progress made with battery production, and an on-board dual-charger works with 120V and 240V outlets so you don’t need to buy a power charger for your garage. Chevrolet has actually dropped the price for the 2022 Bolt by some $5,000 compared to its predecessor, so it’ll start from $31,995 in the US.
Apart from the Bolt EV, for 2022 Chevrolet is also offering a new Bolt EUV, or electric utility vehicle. They look like the same thing, but the Bolt EUV crossover is 15cm longer and they share no body panels. Underneath, the cars are identical, featuring a single-motor drive unit worth 200 horsepower and 360Nm of torque. The available range is a claimed 402km on a full charge.
GM Middle East says the new Bolt and Bolt EUV are coming to the region later this year, to be followed in 2022 by the recently announced GMC Hummer EV. You can then expect an electric Cadillac previewed by the Lyriq concept, and eventually the Cadillac Celestiq which is supposed to be a hand-built flagship to go up against the likes of the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan, and Audi e-tron GT.