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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

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

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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VW purchased the rights to the iconic Scout name and plans to make new EVs under the brand.

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Automakers bring back names and brands from the past all the time, but it's not every day that a major company purchases a brand name specifically for the purpose of reviving it. That's exactly what Volkswagen just did with Scout, the name of an ultra-popular off-road SUV that was built by International Harvester in the 1960s and 1970s.

As for the types of vehicles we'll see from the brand, we currently only have the renders to go on. The pickup truck and SUV both feature throwback styling that is reminiscent of the original Scout shapes. Beefy off-road tires and lifted suspension are the only other clues available in the drawings.

Volkswagen has its own EVs, and its other brands like Audi and Porsche have made significant progress with electric vehicles as well. That said, VW doesn't really have a solid off-road option from any of its brands at the moment, so the Scout purchase opens doors for the automaker in that arena.

The announcement sounds exciting, but we've still got plenty of time to wait before there's a Scout-branded EV on the roads. Volkswagen said the plan is to release vehicles by 2026, but it won't be sitting idle between now and then. The VW ID.4 is still very fresh and the automaker says it will launch a total of 25 new EVs in the U.S. by 2030.

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The Denali Ultimate trim is new for 2023.

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The GMC Yukon has always been a luxurious family hauler with beefy capability, but it moved even more upmarket in recent years with added tech and upscale interior materials. GMC just announced an even cushier version of the SUV for the 2023 model year. The Yukon Ultimate Denali gets unique styling touches and upgrades that take the already plush SUV to another level.

2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate22-inch wheels are standard GMC

The Denali Ultimate gets exclusive upgrades over other trims that include 22-inch wheels and chrome accents outside. The full-size SUV just got a complete redesign for 2021, which brought updated boxy styling, and a sleek look, so there are no additional exterior changes for 2023.

GMC offers three engines in the standard Yukon, but only two make it into the Ultimate. The standard powertrain includes a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel is also available that makes 277 horsepower and a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque. A ten-speed automatic transmission is standard for all engines, and four-wheel drive is available.

Inside, the Ultimate comes with Alpine Umber full-grain leather upholstery with 16-way power front seats and massaging. Trim-exclusive contrast stitching and aluminum trim accent the space, and the top model gets an 18-speaker Bose audio system with stainless steel speaker grilles.

2023 GMC Yukon Denali UltimateGrained leather upholstery and upscale interior finishes are standard. GMC

A 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen comes standard, and offers Google services built in. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard, along with wireless phone charging. A Wi-Fi hotspot and Amazon Alexa functionality are available. GMC also offers Super Cruise hands-free driving system in the Denali Ultimate.

GMC hasn’t detailed pricing for the new SUV yet, but we expect it to start at a premium over the standard Denali, which starts at just over $70,000.

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