GM Turns Chevy Bolt Into Attractive Crossover And Then Only Sells It In China
Justin T. Westbrook
Thereís a new GM electric vehicle that graciously isnít some horrible marketing rip-off of an iconic muscle car. Itís the new Chevrolet Menlo, a compact electric crossover perfect for the U.S. market that will only be sold in China for no good reason.
Chevy claims the Menlo has a range of 255 miles on the outdated NEDC testing cycle, which would likely leave it closer to a much more reasonable near-200-mile range based on European WLTP or American EPA standards, which is still fine for a cheap compact EV.
It features unique and much more athletic styling compared to its awkward American hatchback cousin, the Bolt, and its low wagon-like design reminds me mostly of the Kia Niro EV, which was an all-around fine vehicle that felt more like a mini-wagon in person than the potentially larger crossover it appears to be in pictures. I suspect itís the same case for the Menlo.
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