2022 Chevy Bolt EUV: Go-Anywhere Stance and Super Cruise Feature Are Ideal Now That “Traffic is Back”
From the crowded highways of Los Angeles, North State Journal writer Jordan Golson reflected this past week that there were a few times over the past year that he actually MISSED the never-ending stream of traffic. Here at Jim Butler Chevy of St Louis, we can relate, as the drop in commuters on arteries such as Highway 141 seemed a bit eerie during the height of the past year’s events. Now that highway activity is ramping up again, he checked out the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, which is the perfect modern means of navigating the perpetually jammed-up way home.
Arriving on the scene with a longer wheelbase, refreshed look, and the very futuristic addition of Super Cruise, the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV is an excellent choice for ultimately claiming the win over the current state of urban commuter sprawl! When you find yourself stuck in the traditional post- 4-PM crunch, standard adaptive or radar cruise control courtesy of Super Cruise uses a radar sensor and cameras to determine the speed and distance of the driver directly in front of you.
After this info is processed, the car can make immediate adjustments to automatically slow and protect you from a collision. When you are getting through the extreme pain of stop-and-go traffic, this is ideal because you do not have to use the pedals at all, just tune into your favorite station and steer without all the frequent leg work. GM has gone the extra mile in all ways by taking laser-scans of all of the highways in the nation, and when you are on one of them for the journey, you don’t even have to touch the steering wheel.
When you are driving on a highway that has this valuable coverage, the image of a steering wheel on the dash indicates you’re clear, and you just press a button on the steering wheel to activate the Super Cruise. At the top of the wheel, a large strip illuminates green when you are primed to take your hands away entirely. This is the only system available today that offers the benefit of true hands-free driving and as leery as some were about its arrival, there is even a sensor on-board that assures your eyes are open and looking forward at all times.
Since this technology really does work, the Bolt EUV has been rendered by many as the best model out there if you are staring down the barrel of a highway-heavy commute every workday. You’ll nail down around 250 miles of range in all-electric, enough for the entire week’s grind for many drivers. The familiar electric motor cranking out 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque source its juice from the 65 kWh battery pack, and you’ll get up to 60 mph in about 7.0 seconds. You can also benefit from rear-cross traffic alert, a surround-view camera system, and adaptive cruise control, and as the time comes near to “reclaim the highway” by your own means, the new Bolt EUV has proven to be an ingeniously-equipped and massively sensible way to do so!
The Bolt EUV is coming soon. Stay tuned for updates!