Chevrolet keep­ing ‘Bolt’ name for pro­duc­tion model

Winnipeg Free Press - Section E - - AUTOS - By Nick Tragianis

CHEVROLET will be keep­ing the “Bolt” name­plate for the pro­duc­tion-spec model. That’s the lat­est word from USA To­day, which spoke to Chevrolet mar­ket­ing head Tim Ma­honey. The de­ci­sion comes af­ter GM was in talks to re­name the hatch­back in an ef­fort to re­duce con­fu­sion be­tween it and the Volt when they hit show­rooms, but Ma­honey says the move “can be an ad­van­tage” be­cause of the al­most im­me­di­ate as­so­ci­a­tion of Bolt with Volt and Chevrolet.

Although their names sound sim­i­lar, the Bolt has an all-elec­tric pow­er­train, while the Volt is an elec­tric-gas hy­brid.

Re­vealed ear­lier this year at the Detroit auto show, Chevrolet prom­ises a 320-kilo­me­tre range and a base price of around $30,000 when the Bolt hits pro­duc­tion in 2017.

—Post­media Net­work Inc. 2015

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