The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is an all-electric small SUV based on the Bolt EV hatchback. It expands Chevrolet's electric vehicle lineup to two and enhances the Bolt's passenger-carrying abilities. The Bolt EUV is a half-foot longer than the standard Bolt, with the majority of its expanded wheelbase increasing the amount of rear legroom. But the differences aren't just related to size — the Bolt EUV offers technology enhancements and convenience features that aren't available on the standard Bolt at all. Our deep dive has the full details.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
The Bolt EUV is powered by an electric motor that produces 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. It gets its energy from a 65-kWh lithium-ion battery that is placed under the floor of the vehicle to maximize cargo and passenger space. It is the same powertrain that underpins the standard Bolt, so expect the larger and heavier Bolt EUV to be slightly slower in a straight-ahead drag race.
The Bolt EUV has not yet been rated by the EPA, but General Motors estimates it'll have about 250 miles of range on a full charge. This is a marginally less estimated range than the lighter and smaller Bolt. Still, the Bolt EUV's 250-mile range puts it squarely in the middle of its closest competitors, the Kia Niro EV (239 miles) and the Hyundai Kona Electric (258 miles).
Inside, the Bolt EUV seems to address many of the issues we had with the Bolt EV's cabin. There should be more soft-touch materials, the seats have been redesigned to be more comfortable, and overall the interior appears to have a more modern appearance. The extra legroom should make the Bolt — which already felt pretty spacious for its footprint — even roomier. Unlike the standard Bolt, the Bolt EUV can also be equipped with ventilated front seats, heated front seats and a panoramic sunroof for an extra touch of luxury.
The 2022 Bolt EUV is the first Chevrolet offered with Super Cruise, a hands-free driver assistance technology that maintains the speed and can handle steering inputs on designated highways. The driver still needs to pay attention to the road since Super Cruise will monitor the driver's gaze. If you look away from the road for too long, the system will alert you to take back control of the wheel.
The Bolt EUV has 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up and a maximum cargo volume of 56.9 cubic feet with the seats lowered. This is slightly less than the Bolt EV it is based on, which has 16.6 and 57 cubic feet, respectively. The added legroom in the EUV appears to be at the cost of a tad less storage space than the Bolt EV. By comparison, the Kia Niro EV offers 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up, while the Hyundai Kona Electric is even more spacious at 19.2 cubic feet.
The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV appears to be a natural evolution of the Bolt formula. A more spacious interior and extra convenience and luxury features are the payoff for the Bolt EUV's slightly higher price tag.