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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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New crossover

Toyota Announces 2022 Corolla Cross

The Corolla Cross is smaller than a RAV4.

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Almost a year ago, Toyota released yet another crossover, this time in Thailand, but it wasn't the release's location that made news. Toyota unveiled the new Corolla Cross, a crossover based on the automaker's legendarily dependable car bearing the same name. The rumor mill kicked into action, speculating on when the new vehicle would make its way to the U.S., and now we have our answer. Today, Toyota announced the 2022 Corolla Cross for the United States and released many key details on its features and configurations.

Toyota will offer the Corolla Cross in three trims: L, LE, and XLE. All three will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 169 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive by default, but all-wheel drive can be added to any trim level. The CVT has been configured with a physical first gear, which Toyota says improves driver engagement, but it should also help with off-the-line acceleration. The base L trim will ride on 17-inch steel wheels and the top XLE trim gets 18-inch alloys.


2022 Toyota Corolla Cross The Corolla Cross is less "out there" than the C-HR.Toyota


Though it will share a platform with the C-HR, the Corolla Cross will be slightly larger than the funky vehicle. It slots into the Toyota lineup between the quirky smaller crossover and the massively popular RAV4, giving the automaker yet another competitor in the crossover-crazed U.S. auto market.

The Corolla Cross will at least have some capability to back up its name. The vehicle will be able to tow up to 1,500 pounds, and when equipped with all-wheel drive it will offer a torque vectoring system. When needed, the system can send up to 50 percent of drive power to the rear wheels, but disengages when not in use. Beyond improving traction, the system helps conserve fuel, netting the Corolla Cross a 32-mpg combined rating with FWD and 30 combined mpg with AWD.


2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Inside, the Cross looks quite a bit like the standard Corolla.Toyota


Inside, the Corolla Cross' front cabin area could easily be mistaken for that of its sedan counterpart. Screen placement and overall design are quite similar to that of the good old Corolla. Standard technology features for the Corolla Cross will include a 7.0-inch touchscreen that runs Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The LE and XLE models will get an eight-inch touchscreen and can be upgraded with an optional nine-speaker JBL sound system.

Toyota will include its Safety Sense suite of advanced driver aids with every Corolla Cross, which includes blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts for the base LE model. The XLE trim picks up front and rear parking assist with automatic braking.


2022 Toyota Corolla Cross Passenger space is a priority in the Corolla Cross.Toyota


The Corolla Cross doesn't have a set release date yet, but its 2022 model year is a good indication that we'll see more on the vehicle in a few months. Pricing details will become available as we approach the vehicle's on-sale date.

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The engine bay is decorated with images of the American flag.

Photo courtesy of Karl Kustoms

A new customized 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pays tribute to members of the U.S. military. Karl Kustoms, a Chevrolet Performance retailer and custom shop, recently completed the build in partnership with Bad Boy Vettes. Nearly every panel of the Corvette has been modified to honor a military branch. Even the underside of the hood and engine bay have been artistically sprayed.

"It is a privilege to take on a custom project like this and use our skills to honor our nation's military," Clint Quesinberry, Digital Marketing Specialist. "This Memorial Day, we are proud to recognize those who served."

Karl Kustons US military 2016 Chevrolet Corvette The model started its life as a 2016 Chevy Corvette.Photo courtesy of Karl Kustoms

Unique features include detailed lettering of the words "Honor, Duty, Country", three words given an important place in military history after they were uttered by General Douglas MacArthur in 1962 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as part of his farewell address. There's also imagery of a U.S. Army helicopter firing at a Russian helicopter, a serviceman with a German Shepard, the U.S.S. Iowa battleship, and Arlington Cemetery stones with Medal of Honor recipients from each major conflict.

Karl Kustons US military 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Military imagery features throughout the body work.Photo courtesy of Karl Kustoms

The car was created as a full-time show car and is currently on display at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It will remain there through the end of 2021 before traveling throughout the country at a variety of car events throughout 2022.

The customized Corvette is also a contender for the 2021 International Show Car Association (ISCA) Car of the Year.

Karl Kustons US military 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Imagery is featured on the body and under the hood.Photo courtesy of Karl Kustoms

"We did what we could to take this thing over the top," said Ed Birmingham, Karl Kustoms Painter. "I sat there for hours doing the detail work. I spent more time than I would normally spend on a hood, but it all paid off."

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