The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV arrives for its second model year with a new appearance package called the Redline Edition. This isn’t the first time Chevrolet has used this on a vehicle because the Traverse, Trax, and Equinox have all had this variant at one point. Like in its larger siblings, this option gives you the blacked-out look in your battery-electric vehicle. Unique features include 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels with red accents, black bowtie badges, red decals on the side mirror covers, and red and black Bolt EUV badging on the hatch.
Jump inside the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and you’ll find an available Jet Black leather interior with red contrast stitching on both the LT and Premier grades. The rest of the interior looks identical to the standard Bolt EUV and features the more conventional revised layout found that’s also shared with the refreshed Bolt EV. The Redline Edition will only be available in three exterior colors: Summit White, Mosaic Black Metallic, and Silver Flare Metallic.
Essentially a slightly larger version of the standard Bolt EV, the Bolt EUV dons some body cladding for further differentiation. The vehicle also gets a different front end featuring tiered headlights and an angular mug. You get more interior space thanks to the car’s larger dimensions. The rear seats are roomier with 39.2 inches of legroom, making them more accommodating for taller passengers. Chevrolet only offers the Bolt EUV in LT and Premier grades and features more advanced technologies and creature comforts than the Bolt EV like ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.
The standout feature on the Bolt EUV is Supercruise, General Motors’ hands-free semi-autonomous driver assistance system. Combining the functions of adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, lane centering, and steering assist, the system can navigate through over 200,000 miles’ worth of highways in North America. A camera facing the driver ensures that you’re paying attention to the road ahead. It will also alert you via the LED light on the steering wheel and audible sounds if you need to take over driving duties. The version of Supercruise on the Bolt EUV differs from the one found in newer Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC products because it doesn’t get automatic lane-changing capabilities like those vehicles. However, Supercruise is only available on the Premier grade as part of a package that also includes an upgraded automatic emergency braking system.
Like the Bolt EV, the Bolt EUV uses a 65-kWh battery and single electric motor with 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque powering only the front wheels. Due to it being larger, its EPA-estimated driving range is 247 miles, a drop of 12 miles versus the lighter Bolt EV. Both models get an 8.0-inch instrument cluster display, Chevrolet’s new infotainment system with a 10.2-inch touch screen, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment. Built-in navigation and a seven-speaker Bose audio system are available only on the range-topping Premier trim as part of the Sun and Sound package.
The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV’s peak DC charging rate is among the slowest at 50 kW, the same as the Bolt EV, Nissan Leaf, Mazda MX-30, and Mini Cooper SE Hardtop. In 30 minutes, the car can regain 95 miles, meaning getting to 80% takes nearly an hour. Its level 2 AC charging rate, on the other hand, got upgraded to 11.5 kW. Expect the 2023 Bolt EUV to go on sale before the end of 2022.