2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Named Motor Trend Car of the Year

By Sunrise Chevrolet | December 2nd, 2016

Garber Chevrolet Bolt EVChevrolet has revolutionized the automotive industry in recent years, and this year was no exception – the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV was named the Motor Trend Car of the Year. Judged based on the important categories of design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and performance of intended function, the all-new Chevy Bolt brings all-electric power to drivers in Bloomingdale and Glendale Heights in a high-tech and affordable package that’s tough to pass up. Sunrise Chevrolet has all the details on why this is such a standout car.


The Chevy Bolt starts at an MSRP from just $37,495, but because of its status as an all-electric vehicle it also makes you eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500.


Running on an all-electric powertrain that is powered by a 60 kWh nickel and lithium-ion battery pack, the Chevy Bolt puts out an impressively powerful 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, it also features a total driving range of 238 miles, which means you’ll rarely have to think about having to pull over for a charge.


The Chevy Bolt is a five-passenger wagon that can comfortably seat an average-sized family. It also features a versatile cargo design that allows you to put down the back seats, which fold flat and open up a max cargo volume of 56.6 cubic feet. On top of all that, there’s an additional hidden storage compartment that gives you access to extra storage space in a pinch.

Trims and Features

The Chevy Bolt is available in LT and Premier trim levels. The base trim is offered with standard features like a 10.2-inch diagonal color touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, and Electronic Precision Shift. The upper level Premier trim adds equipment like a rear camera mirror, a surround view camera, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Learn More About the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt at Sunrise Chevrolet

The Chevy Bolt EV’s Motor Trend Car of the Year Award is the fourth Motor Trend Award for Chevrolet in the last three years alone. That’s because Chevy is consistently producing some of the most accessible, well-rounded, and high-quality vehicles on the road today. Check out the entire new Chevy lineup for yourself today at Sunrise Chevrolet, located at 414 North Ave. in Glendale Heights, IL.



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