Maybe you’d like to sit higher up or there just isn’t enough cargo space in the Bolt to justify a purchase. If that is the case, then Chevrolet may have just the thing for you, an all-electric crossover based on the Bolt EV.
Expected to arrive by 2020, General Motors CEO Mary Barra has revealed a rendering of what’s to come at the Barclays 2017 Global Automotive Conference in New York. Looking at the image, one may think it’s a toned down, production ready version of the FNR-X concept that debuted back in April at the Shanghai Auto Show.
On a document released just yesterday, Mary Barra outlined the company’s plans to reveal two new full-electric CUVs by 2020, one of which will be carrying a Buick Badge while the other will be released under Chevy. Unfortunately, without a visible badge on the rendering, we don’t know if this crossover is what Chevy fans will be getting.
What we do know for certain is the fact that it’s based on their existing EV platform, meaning we can expect to see a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery with a range of around 200 miles per charge. A shame the crossover won’t be released in 2021 instead, because GM plans to launch a new battery system that year and it may achieve their mission of delivering over 300 miles of range.
As for its powertrain, CarScoops thinks the Bolt’s motor could be carried over. If that is true, the new crossover may feature a 200 hp (150 kW) motor capable of delivering 266 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque.