Production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Unveiled, Heading to Market

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will go into production in late 2016 and could just change the auto industry for good.

As the American automaker’s first long-range electric vehicle built from the ground-up to be an EV, the Chevrolet Bolt will ride on a 102.4-inch wheelbase and has the appearance of a compact crossover. Up front, LED headlights wrap around the front edge to the front fascia, giving it a surprisingly aggressive style. The rear features LED tail lights that have been integrated into the full-width liftgate.

The Chevrolet Bolt will offer seating for five passengers and boasts 16.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat. The cabin also has a 10.2-inch touchscreen, connected center console with side-by-side cupholders, a wireless charging location and a sliding armrest that covers a storage compartment large enough to store a tablet device.

SEE ALSO: GM Confirms Chevy Bolt Availability By Late 2016

Chevy has already promised a range of at least 200 all-electric miles with a price in the $30,000 range. According the brand’s consumer website, the Bolt will cost $37,500 to start, which after federal tax credits brings the price to $30,000.

Currently most electric cars offer closer to 100 miles of range. Putting an electric car on the market, at an affordable price point, with a range this significant, could make the Bolt the most popular EV ever.

“We were given a blank canvas – a rare opportunity with a unique platform to recast EV design for customers across the spectrum,” said Stuart Norris, managing director of design. “The team answered the challenge with a progressive design distinguished by dramatic graphics and exceptional passenger space.”

Here is a commercial posted today for the new Bolt.

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