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2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Adds Shock To Exterior Color Palette

Introduced for the 2017 model year, the Bolt EV enters 2019 with few changes in tow. As the headline suggests, the biggest development is the exterior color palette, which welcomes Shock for an extra $395 over the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.
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Orange Burst Metallic and Arctic Blue have been discontinued, but on the upside, two new colors join the palette: Green Mist Metallic and Slate Gray Metallic, both of them standard. Just like Shock, Cajun Red Tintcoat and Kinetic Blue Metallic are also priced at $395.

Further into the configurator for the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV, it appears the golden bowtie now offers Tire Fill Alert as standard. The entry-level LT can be specified with the Driver Confidence II Package, which was previously exclusive to the range-topping Premier. Contents include IntelliBeam headlight technology, Front Pedestrian Braking plus Forward Collision Alert with Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Following Distance Indicator.

Priced at $37,495 from the get-go and $41,780 for the Premier, the front-wheel-drive subcompact hatchback is manufactured at the General Motors Orion Assembly plant in Michigan. Production will be increased towards the end of the year, and in a few months’ time, the Bolt EV will receive a rear-seat delete option. It remains to be seen, however, if pricing will go down for the cargo-oriented configuration.

Turning our attention to the 2018 model year, Chevrolet updated the Bolt EV back then with comfier seats, front and rear. The suspension setup (springs and shock absorbers) has been upgraded too, reducing the annoying jittering over imperfect surfaces.

As far as on-paper specifications are concerned, the electric drive unit sends 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet (360 Nm) of torque to the front wheels. Accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour takes 6.5 seconds, and the 60-kWh battery offers up to 238 miles of range.

Like in the previous model years, DC Fast Charging capability costs $750 regardless of trim level. Also curious is the option for the tire inflator kit, which adds $105 to the retail price.

 
 
 
 
 

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