2017 Chevrolet Bolt Misses Out On Crucial Market
The Chevrolet Bolt would go down well on the market in the UK as the GM equivalent, known as Vauxhall, has been enjoying plenty of success, while Ford have been selling compact nameplates.
Many of the top 10 best-selling UK vehicles from Vauxhall or Ford are small hatchbacks and they have been bullied by the market growth in the EV market. This would mean that the Chevrolet Bolt would be at home in the UK.
Instead of the Chevrolet Bolt having that name it has the name of the Opel Ampera-e, however there isn’t going to be a parallel launch with the US version next year.
GM is going to show it off in client demos but it is a left hand drive and not a production version with right hand drive for the market in the UK.
Maybe the car maker wants EV fans to wait and the anticipation would then build, then they would launch it as the demand would be higher. This was exactly what happened with the 2016 Chevrolet Volt when it was launched last year.