Brazil receives new electrified hatchbacks
Just a few weeks after the arrival of the full-electric (EV) Nissan Leaf in Brazil, the Chevrolet Bolt EV and plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Golf GTE - also compact hatchbacks - have arrived.
The Bolt, which is already available for pre-sale orders, will hit showrooms in January 2020. Its 203hp engine brings it from 0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds and it has a range of 416km. Priced at approximately 175,000 reais (US$43,750), it will initially be available at 25 dealers in 12 cities throughout nine states.
The Volkswagen Golf GTE has a TSI 1.4 turbo engine with 150hp and a 50km range electric motor with 102hp (combined power of 204hp). It goes from 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds and is priced at some 200,000 reais. It will be available the second week of November at three dealerships, being in the cities of São Paulo, Curitiba, and Brasília.
The Nissan Leaf has a 149hp motor, goes from 0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds, and range of 389km. It is prices at 195,000 reais and is available at dealerships in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Florianóplis, Porto Alegre, and Brasília.