2017 Chevrolet Bolt Spy Shots

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Chevrolet’s upcoming Bolt electric car has been spied ahead of a world debut rumored for next month's 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Additional photos, which you can view in full at Green Car Reports, show the Bolt in great detail.

The subcompact hatch has a design that’s even more radical than the one on the concept version of the same name, which we first saw at the start of the year. The design at the front has been influenced by the latest Chevy models, including the related Volt, while the rest of the body features a design that’s not unlike the one on BMW’s i3.

The i3 will be one of the car’s main rival, though the Chevy will trump the BMW with an expected 200 miles of driving range. The i3 has an EPA-rated range of 81 miles. However, unlike the i3, which can be equipped with a gasoline range extender, the Bolt will be electric only.

The Bolt will be built at General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] Orion Assembly plant just outside Detroit and should arrive in showrooms by late next year or early 2017. Unlike some rival electrics, which are only sold in a few states for ‘compliance’ rules, the Bolt is expected to be sold nationwide. As for pricing, GM CEO Mary Barra has previously said it will start around $30,000 after incentives.

The 2016 CES runs from January 6-9 in Las Vegas. For more from the show, head to our dedicated hub.

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