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Chevrolet unveils refreshed 2022 Bolt EV, new 2022 Bolt EUV

Chevrolet has introduced two new vehicles.

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The refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV debuted today offering similar range and size despite having different body styling. The 2022 Bolt EUV is just one of the several electric vehicles (EVs) General Motors (GM) has promised to bring to market in the coming years.

Chevy's electric vehicle offerings are important to the company, introducing buyers to the EV lifestyle and the bowtie brand. In the U.S., three-quarters of Bolt EV buyers are new to GM. Overseas, the all-electric product portfolio is helping GM keep up with an influx of new EV makers.

Charging

Chevrolet is offering the Bolt EUV with a standard Dual Level Charge Cord. It has a changeable plug that allows customers to plug into a standard 120-volt three-prong outlet for Level 1 charging and a 240-volt outlet for Level 2 charging up to 7.2 kilowatts. The cord is available for the Bolt EV.

Chevy is also equipping both vehicles are capable of 11 kilowatt Level 2 charging, but separate charging equipment (not included) is required.

Some customers will be eligible to have Chevrolet cover standard installation of Level 2 charging capability. This is in collaboration with Qmerit.

Standard DC fast public charging capability enables the Bolt EV to add up to 100 miles of range in 30 minutes. It take the same time period for the Bolt EUV to add 95 miles of range.

Getting the Chevrolet EV Access package enables customers to remotely view their current charging status and battery charge level, customize their charge settings, and set up charge notifications via the myChevrolet Mobile App. The Energy feature within the myChevrolet Mobile App can help plan road trips by locating charging stations — including real-time availability — with participating charging networks.

Chevrolet backs the Bolt EV's thermal management system with an eight-year/100,000-mile limited battery system warranty.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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Chevrolet has updated the Bolt EV for the 2022 model year, giving it a new, more upright fascia and rear lighting signatures. Like the Bolt EUV, it has high-eye daytime running lights.

Chevy has given the interior a refresh as well. There's a new instrument panel, vehicle controls, and seats. A fresh 10.2-inch infotainment touch screen and integrated climate controls pair with an 8-inch reconfigurable gauge cluster. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot are available.

The car also has a new, electronic gear shift design that uses toggles and push buttons. This is the same shifter that is in the redesigned 2021 Buick Envision and frees up more space the center console.

There's also a new, electronic gear shift design that uses pull toggles and push buttons to free up more interior space. For increased regenerative braking, there's even a new one-pedal driving button that keeps the system active between drive cycles.

A flat-bottom steering wheel has a Regen on Demand paddle and black Chevy bowtie emblem. The Bolt EV's redesigned seats have a triangular geometric pattern and contrasting color stitching.

Chevy Safety Assist is standard on the Bolt EV. It includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, following distance indicator, automatic high beams, and front pedestrian braking. Rear cross traffic alert, high-definition surround vision, and adaptive cruise control are available.

The Bolt EV will continue to be powered by an all-electric powertrain. Its single-motor drive unit delivers 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. GM estimates the range of Bolt EV to be 259 miles. One-pedal driving is possible.

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV starts at $31,995 including destination and delivery charges - $5,000 less than the starting price of the 2021 model. Look for the Chevy to arrive on U.S. dealership lots this summer.

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

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No exterior sheet metal is shared between the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV despite the fact that they ride on the same architecture. The Bolt EUV is approximately six inches longer than the Bolt EV and identifies as a crossover. The automaker says that it has taken those extra inches and applied some to the cabin where it has a roomier interior than the Bolt EV and three inches more legroom.

Chevy uses the words "muscular" and "distinctive" to describe the body and grille of the Bolt EUV. At the front is a distinctive grille and signature lighting (LEDs are standard). The car's daytime running nights double as sequential turn-signal indicators.

The automaker has given the Bolt EUV styling cues that its SUV lineup has including a center crease line that runs from the front fascia to the hood. Roof rails are standard.

The Bolt EUV has nearly the same interior as the Bolt EV, right down to the 10.2-inch infotainment touch screen and integrated climate controls, 8-inch reconfigurable gauge cluster, and new style shifter. Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and smartphone charging are available, as well as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot.

Buyers can upgrade their Bolt EUV from the base model to include heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear outboard seats, as well as a panoramic sunroof.

The Bolt EUV will be the first Chevrolet offered with Super Cruise, GM's advanced driver assist system (ADAS). Super Cruise enables hands-free driving on over 200,000 roads in the U.S. and Canada.

Like the Bolt EV, the Bolt EUV has the Chevy Safety Assist suite of technology and available safety tech add-ons.

Chevy has give the Bolt EUV the same powertrain as the Bolt EV. Its larger size only allows it 250 miles of range compared to the Bolt EV's 259.

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV starts at $39,995 including destination and delivery charges. The Bolt EUV will be available this summer.

A limited edition Bolt EUV Launch Edition is able to be reserved starting today. It features Super Cruise, a sunroof, unique wheels, special badging, and an illuminated charge port. It has a $43,495 price tag including designation and delivery charges.

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Buying guide

How to buy a modified car: Three tips

This is a clean modified truck, but they don't all end up this way.

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Modified cars are a mixed bag. Sometimes, they're incredibly well built and better than the original, but too many times they're only partially finished or end up being rushed as their owners get late-project anxiety. Whatever the case, buying a modified car can be a stressful process if you haven't done your homework ahead of time. The good news is that you can get a good deal on a reasonably well sorted project or modified car, but you'll need to be careful. Looking at used Lexus LXs earlier today, it became clear that there are as many modified vehicles for sale as there are clean examples.

This LX got me thinking about the breakdown between buying a rig and building one. The modifications made by this Lexus' seller are almost exactly what I would do if I were building a light overlanding rig. What could go wrong? I'm still on the fence about the Lexus, but the three topics below will help you make the right decision on buying a modified car.

2004 Lexus LX 470 Even if the mods are well done, you'll want to have the vehicle inspected before you buy.Bring a Trailer

Understand your personal taste

I mentioned the LX470 and how the owner's updates were pretty close to what I'd do with the truck. That's an exception to the rule, because 90 percent of the time I walking away from a sales listing because of modifications, rather than the other way around. If you're hoping to find a tastefully modified car that matches your exact tastes, you could be waiting a while. If you're hoping to sell a modified car, the same is true in reverse. Finding a buyer for your extremely personalized project car may not be the easiest thing you've ever done.

2004 Lexus LX 470 It's a good idea to seek out vehicles in solid shape, regardless of mods.Bring a Trailer

Be aware of condition and quality

This Lexus looks to be well maintained and in good shape. It also doesn't hurt that the LX is one of the most reliable vehicles built by one of the world's most quality-conscious automakers. Even so, it's hard to know what you're getting with this, or any other, modified vehicle. There's a little rust in this image, but the lift kit, wheels, and bumper mods all look good. However, even if the truck looked brand-new, you'd want to get a pre-purchase inspection. An independent mechanic can tell you if there are potential issues that are unrelated to mods, and you'll want to be sure that any modifications are installed properly.

2004 Lexus LX 470 Some mods are more useful than others.Bring a Trailer

Keep an eye on the price

Most people are reasonable when it comes to selling their modified cars, but there are hundreds of "I know what I got" memes on the internet for a reason. Some sellers want to recover every penny of the money they spent customizing their cars. They're convinced that the mods drastically increased the car's value and can't understand why the customized car isn't as attractive to you as it is to them. Tread lightly and be careful not to insult the owner, but it's your job to work toward a reasonable, fair price.

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New AWD performance car

The Subaru WRX is all-new for 2022

The new WRX's body cladding is already stirring up controversy.

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The Subaru WRX is a rally-bred performance car that offers a unique mix of rowdy all-wheel drive fun, a value price, and youthful styling. The car is long overdue for an update, though, and Subaru is doing just that for the 2022 model year. The fifth-generation WRX is all-new, and features a more powerful engine, along with several go-fast upgrades.

2022 Subaru WRX Both a manual and an automatic transmission will be offered.Subaru

A new GT trim joins the WRX lineup for 2022. It features a new automatic transmission, adaptive dampers, and drive mode selections. With various customization options available to the driver, the system offers up to 430 different settings combinations. The GT's interior adds Recaro seats wrapped in Ultrasuede with red stitching. The GT also gets exclusive 18-inch wheels.

Though still a Boxer engine, the 2022 WRX's powerplant is new and more powerful than before. It delivers 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as well as a broader torque curve. Subaru says that the larger engine plus an electronically controlled turbo wastegate and air bypass valves improve responsiveness and acceleration.

2022 Subaru WRX A larger 11.6-inch infotainment screen is on board. Subaru

All WRX models come with Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel drive system and active torque vectoring, which can shift power to individual wheels that need the most traction. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but a new Subaru Performance Transmission is available, which features faster shifts and other features to improve performance.

The 2022 WRX also gets a tech upgrade that brings a large 11.6-inch tablet-style touchscreen. It runs Subaru Starlink infotainment, handles HVAC and vehicle controls, and offers split-screen functionality for two apps to run simultaneously. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as is Bluetooth, SiriusXM radio, and HD radio. An upgraded version of the system also offers navigation with three years of free map updates.

2022 Subaru WRX Subaru will offer a new GT trim with upgraded suspension and finishes.Subaru

As it has done with many of its other vehicles, Subaru is equipping every WRX with its EyeSight suite of advanced driver aids. The packge includes lane departure prevention, adaptive cruise control with lane centering, and more. A new available automatic emergency steering system works with the car's pre-collision braking feature to help avoid collisions at speeds under 50 mph.

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