The Chevrolet Volt EV model has been significantly changed to the 2022 model and unveiled. In addition, a new, larger body bolt EUV was introduced.
The 2022 Volt EV and Volt EUV were developed based on the Volt EV, which was first introduced in 2016, and the Ultium platform and battery to be used in electric vehicles developed by General Motors according to the electrification plan were not used.
The improved Volt EV will be sold for $31,995 (about KRW 35.27 million), which is $5,000 lower than the 2021 model. In addition, the Volt EUV will be sold at a starting price of $33,995 (approximately 37.47 million won).
The Volt EV uses Chevrolet’s latest design language to represent a modern front style. The slim daytime running lights are fitted instead of the headlights, and the actual headlights are hidden under the tanned trim below.
In the interior, you can see even more changes: the plastic elements of the previous model have been changed to soft materials, and the vertical gear selector on the center console has disappeared.
The Center Fascia supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto by mounting a 10.2-inch touch screen on the center stack with a new layout. You can also use a variety of apps, including Alexa, Spotify, and Weather channels.
The Volt EUV has a similar exterior design to the EV model, but the body panels are not shared. The bolt EUV has a roof rail and a unique tail lamp, and the body length is 160mm longer and the wheelbase is increased by 74mm.
Both the Volt EV and Volt EUV are equipped with 65kWh lithium-ion battery packs to supply power to electric motors that generate 203 horsepower and 36.7kg.m of torque. The mileage of one charge is 416km and 402km, respectively, and it has 11kW DC fast charging function. This allows the vehicle to travel up to 161km when charged for 30 minutes, and the Volt EUV can travel up to 153km.
Chevrolet said the Volt EV and Volt EUV will be the first electric vehicles with a Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system in the future. This enables hands-free driving on roads over 200,000 miles (about 320,000 km) in North America.
Driver assistance systems include automatic emergency brakes, forward collision warning, forward pedestrian brakes and lane departure warnings as well as lane keeping assistance as standard. Features such as adaptive cruise control and rear cross-traffic notification and HD surround vision are available as options.
The 2022 Volt EV and Volt EUV are scheduled to start on sale this summer.
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