The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is rolling off production lines and is ready to hit the road sooner rather than later. The latest version of the electric vehicle won’t be limited to United States and European customers though. While China may be the largest automotive market, Chevrolet clearly sees potential for the new Bolt EV elsewhere. The new Chevrolet Bolt EV will roll out to South Korea for the first time next year.
The South Korean automotive market is largely dominated by sister companies Hyundai and Kia but now Chevrolet is looking to get in on the action. Starting next year, the new Bolt EV will hit South Korean dealerships. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.
Despite much of the research and development taking place in South Korea, the new Bolt EV will be exported to the country instead of assembled. The new electric vehicle will be produced at the Orion assembly plant instead.
President and CEO of GM Korea, James Kim, cited the Bolt EV’s 238 electric-only range was enough to travel between Seoul, the capital, to Busan. That could make it a game changer come early 2017.
Here at Bush Auto Place, we can’t wait to see how popular the new Chevrolet Bolt EV will be in South Korea, and we are even more excited to see how popular it is in Wilmington, OH!