I have had a chance to meet many happy Bolt owners since the last post and I have been able drive the car on several occasions. Chevy created a very good product. However, I have not been able to find a solution to the missing backseat center headrest problem. Hence, I have not been able to buy the car myself (since I have three children.) I recently spoke with one of the largest Bolt dealers in the U.S. and they estimated that maybe 10% of their Bolt sales have fallen through because of the missing center headrest! That is a lot of lost sales by trying to save $10 by not putting the center headrest into the U.S. model!
I thought that was a stunningly large lost sales estimate, until I saw the statistic that "70% of Bolt buyers are new to the Chevrolet brand" according to the GM Product Manager Darin Gesse (http://insideevs.com/gm-believes-evs-ma ... dwindling/
). I then re-reviewed the vehicles of the (now 7) people who I know who decided to not buy a Bolt because of the missing headrest and realized that they all drive Japanese or German cars - all of which have a backseat center headrest. So, if any GM people are reading this thread, please pass it onto Darin Gesse with a kind request that the next order for the Bolt backseats be the European model backseat. Or, if Darin Gesse doesn't get this message, I hope some procurement person at GM sees this message and "accidentally" orders the European backseat SKU instead of the U.S. seat going forward