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How to make Bolt EV look better...

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OK, so we've been waiting a long time for the Bolt to come out and replace our Leaf. We have a lot of misgivings about the smaller size, so to compensate I'd like to enhance the looks a bit.

Here's what I am thinking (LT Model):

1) White exterior with dark tint, black out all the chrome, rear de-badge, blacked chevy bowties and wheels painted black. Maybe some small spacers and/or slight lowering.


Black exterior, tinted windows, rear de-badge, blacked chevy bowties but embrace all the chrome and leave the LT wheels bright silver. Spacers and lowering.

Opinions? Any other tips? I think both would look good this way. Could also black out the black one or go gray and blacked out too.

I'd love to provide a photoshop but lack the skills. Maybe I'll print a photo and take out a magic marker...
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Anyone that thinks the Bolt has more room that the Model S has never sat in both. The only way to get 5 adults in a Bolt is to strap one to the roof. This is not a problem in the Model S or leaf. Hell just like Chris said you couldn't put 5 adults and 2 children in the Bolt even if you strapped them to the roof as there isn't enough space up there for them. But you can easily do it in the Model S. That just gives you an idea of how metrics can lie.
Obviously, you can't fit seven people in the Bolt; it only has five seats. While it's true that some of the advantage the Bolt has over the Model S in terms of volume is due to roof height, that roof height is useful space. Maybe I missed this, but can the Model S seats fold flat? Because they do in the Bolt, which gives seating for two up front and well over 50 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear.

The extra CU inches are a complete waste due to the box style of the car. Unless of course you need a lot of room forward of the steering wheel.
Can you cite a source indicating that area above the dash was counted as passenger space?
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