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Midsize Chevy SUV, revamped Bolt and two new Buicks all part of GM's EV blitz

All of General Motors' new EVs are expected to go on sale by 2025.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt
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2020 Chevrolet Bolt

The Chevy Bolt EV will get a substantial update next year, and a larger variant is on the way.

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previewed a number of vehicles on Wednesday at an event at its tech center in Warren, Michigan. We got our first look at some groundbreaking entries from Cadillac and GMC, but not to be left out in the cold, and Chevrolet are also getting some important EV attention.

First, Chevy will build a new, electric, so-far-unnamed midsize SUV. Dressed in tasteful yet aggressive styling, its front end vaguely resembles that of the new . This vehicle should have plenty of interior space thanks to the efficient packaging of its electric powertrain. A pair of 18-inch multimedia displays will provide lots of screen real estate for drivers and passengers.

Beyond that, Chevy is making enhancements to its existing for the 2021 model year. Aside from a redesigned interior with a more attractive and premium dashboard, it's also getting Cadillac's acclaimed Super Cruise driver-assistance tech. Super Cruise has been updated in many ways, with richer mapping data, improved facial-recognition capability and more.

Appealing to SUV-obsessed drivers, the Bolt will also spawn a slightly larger crossover variant for 2021. The new Bolt EUV is about 5 inches longer than the hatchback model and rides on a wheelbase that's been stretched by 3 inches. The roofline has also been changed, which eliminates the small front windows by the Bolt's side-view mirrors.

As for Buick's new EV offerings, two models are coming: a crossover and an SUV. Both feature the same wheelbase and, ostensibly, ride on the same EV architecture. Style-wise, these Buick models are cleanly designed and presage the brand's new face. Both of their front ends vaguely look like a new grille got crossed with the schnoz from a sports car, with a few angular lines thrown in. It's not unattractive, but it is different from what Buick's done in the past. Unfortunately, we were unable to photograph the vehicle, and Buick has yet to release any images.

These vehicles, and the other models GM showed off during its media blitz today, are all scheduled to go on sale by 2025.

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Craig brought 15 years of automotive journalism experience to the Cars team. A lifelong resident of Michigan, he's as happy with a wrench or welding gun in hand as he is in front of the camera or behind a keyboard. When not hosting videos or cranking out features and reviews, he's probably out in the garage working on one of his project cars. He's fully restored a 1936 Ford V8 sedan and then turned to resurrecting another flathead-powered relic, a '51 Ford Crestliner. Craig has been a proud member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
Craig Cole
Craig brought 15 years of automotive journalism experience to the Cars team. A lifelong resident of Michigan, he's as happy with a wrench or welding gun in hand as he is in front of the camera or behind a keyboard. When not hosting videos or cranking out features and reviews, he's probably out in the garage working on one of his project cars. He's fully restored a 1936 Ford V8 sedan and then turned to resurrecting another flathead-powered relic, a '51 Ford Crestliner. Craig has been a proud member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

Updated March 4, 2020 11:37 a.m. PT

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Craig brought 15 years of automotive journalism experience to the Cars team. A lifelong resident of Michigan, he's as happy with a wrench or welding gun in hand as he is in front of the camera or behind a keyboard. When not hosting videos or cranking out features and reviews, he's probably out in the garage working on one of his project cars. He's fully restored a 1936 Ford V8 sedan and then turned to resurrecting another flathead-powered relic, a '51 Ford Crestliner. Craig has been a proud member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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