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CLoser to concept then initially thought?

But another debate on the model arose soon – will Chevy keep the Bolt name? The issue has come up after numerous reports of mistaken identity – meaning it was easily misheard as Volt – the brand’s other green vehicle, an electric plug-in hybrid now in its second generation. “Some people think it’s confusing,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America. “People are having some fun with it. It is generating awareness, which is good. It’s so conversational. We’re still in the decision phase,” he commented recently during the Chicago Auto Show. The executive contends that a final decision on the name for the production model will come during the next 12 months. He ads that the upcoming electric car will retain much of the looks showcased by the prototype, so clients in the showroom will have no excuse confusing the two models.
 

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I see the Bolt-look quite common as on other small CUVs (crossover utility vehicles) with a large cargo area in the rear. This design is actually more aerodynamic than the sedan style with a small trunk, and makes it more space efficient. The ideal car shape is a pure box, as in the Kia's Soul EV, but GM did a much better design with sloping lines. I only wish the nose would be redesigned to remove that "smile"!
 
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