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Has GM released specs on the 2018 Bolt? Any indication if they will improve the driver's seat?
 

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No to 2018 specs that I've seen.
Doubtful to upgrade seats. But probably for the Buick version. But don't know when we'll see that in the US. China may get it first.
 

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I'll have to do some searching but I remember reading that the 17 will be built longer than a usual model year.


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Answer: no one knows.
 

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Answer: no one knows.
I'm sure someone at GM knows, maybe even WOT. But I'd lay odds that the Bolt is what it is, no new seats just like no homelink, real factory cargo cover, or power seats for the volt.
 

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What is wrong with the seat?
 

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What is wrong with the seat?
It's generally considered too narrow and under-padded. They can't really fix the too narrow part without removing the center console. But, the padding issue should be fixable, even if it sacrifices some rear seat legroom.
 

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It's generally considered too narrow and under-padded. They can't really fix the too narrow part without removing the center console. But, the padding issue should be fixable, even if it sacrifices some rear seat legroom.
Is there no difference in the padding between the leather and cloth seats? I'm just curious, our gen 1 has leather seats and honestly they're some of the nicest automotive seats I've ever experienced. Our gen 2 on the other hand has cloth and they pale in comparison. Just curious if there is a huge difference in padding and comfort between the Bolt's cloth and leather seats.
 

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Is there no difference in the padding between the leather and cloth seats? I'm just curious, our gen 1 has leather seats and honestly they're some of the nicest automotive seats I've ever experienced. Our gen 2 on the other hand has cloth and they pale in comparison. Just curious if there is a huge difference in padding and comfort between the Bolt's cloth and leather seats.
I can't compare the seats as I've only driven the Premier with leather, but my wife and I both agreed that the seat back was exceptionally comfortable while the seat bottom felt too narrow.
 

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Nothing, depending on who sits in them. I think the seats fit some body shapes better than others.
I believe that's true with every single car out there. My wife and I took a long trip to Boston in a Nissan Altima rental, and after 20 minutes, we were at O'reily's automotive buying seat cushions and lumbar support. I had to sit with the seat leaning very far back to alleviate the back pain. It was as if they built the lumbar support the opposite direction to create a bowl for your back. I should have brought the car back to the rental agency but they were closed for the night and we were leaving first thing in the morning.
 

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I would love to go from my gen2 volt to a bolt but cannot even imagine living with the bolt seat and sure to result backache.

Just not worth it.

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I would love to go from my gen2 volt to a bolt but cannot even imagine living with the bolt seat and sure to result backache.

Just not worth it.

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The Bolt's seat bottom cushion is too narrow for me, it pinches my thighs from the sides. That and the lack of adaptive cruise control and I have to pass on the Bolt or any other EV that has an uncomfortable driver seat and lacks important driver assistance features, i.e. ACC.
 

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I see nothing to improve. The front seats are fine for me - as good or better than my MB or BMW. I say better because I much prefer cloth to leather.
 

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I see nothing to improve. The front seats are fine for me - as good or better than my MB or BMW. I say better because I much prefer cloth to leather.
I also prefer cloth to leather as in the summertime parked in the hot sun the kids hate sitting on hotmleather seats with shorts on. But, with our volt premium, I came with pebble beach suede leather seats which don't burn when you sit in them. Why other manufacturers don't use suede is beyond me. These are wonderful.
 

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I did not notice any problems with the Bolt EV seats at all. Not even a little bit.

Sadly due to surgery, my luxury pickups with deluxe leather seats now hurt me badly after 20 minutes. Sometimes I have to pull over and walk it off. It's not the seat, it's me. Why? I sat in the seats coast to coast and loved them before surgery. That's over 5,000 miles sometimes over 8 hours per fuel stop. Now 1 hour can sometimes cripple me so bad I have to crawl out of the truck and lay on the ground. I cannot walk without the risk of my right leg folding and falling suddenly.

Yet? Neither Volt, Bolt, Corvettes, or Cadillacs do that. Just the highest trim level GMC and Chevrolet trucks. The bench seat model is fine. And they sell the crap out of the high trim seating in pickups.
 

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since the Bolt is 2 inches narrower than the Volt, it's hard to see how the seats could be made any wider
 
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