GM’s respond to to the expanding array of electric crossovers is officially listed here with the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV. No, it’s not in any way connected to the gasoline-powered Blazer at present on sale, but it shares a identical spunk in its style language. Chevy tells us it largely went for the Blazer EV identify because of to title recognition, but also because 1 day, the gasoline-driven Blazer could be phased out. GM suggests that when that day arrives, the Blazer EV would changeover to just being referred to as “Blazer.”
We got to see a visual preview of the Ultium platform-based mostly SS model’s design prior to this complete reveal, but specs were being slim to arrive by. Today, we have a tiny tranche to share, but GM is nevertheless keeping back again on a variety of vitals as it carries on to develop the car or truck. Starting off with the top rated-of-the-line SS effectiveness product, Chevy claims 557 horsepower and 648 pound-ft of torque from the dual-motor effectiveness all-wheel-travel setup. There is no official -60 mph time nevertheless, but GM suggests it will be beneath 4 seconds when in Broad Open Watts (WOW) mode. The SS also will get a overall performance braking technique with Brembos up front, a “track-tuned” suspension and conventional summer time overall performance tires wrapping 22-inch wheels — all-time tires will be optional. Vary for the SS is approximated to be roughly 290 miles. Of system, the SS is the most intense wanting of all the Blazer EV trims, as it features a two-tone look and distinctive efficiency styling all all-around it.
Think of the SS as the equivalent of a Ford Mustang Mach-E GT model. It’s the significant-performance variant of what is or else a pretty normal crossover. Even the value is similar to that of a Mach-E GT — GM estimates a $65,995 starting cost, but defines that as an estimate and not a closing cost.
As for the regular Blazer EV, you can pick among 3 diverse non-SS trim degrees: 1LT (pictured in grey previously mentioned), 2LT and RS. The trim ranges occur with various generate and battery configurations, with some supplying multiple options. Adhere with the base 1LT, and entrance-wheel push (from a single entrance motor) is the only choice. Energy figures for any trim outside of the SS are not out there nonetheless. The 1LT comes with the smallest battery pack (GM isn’t conversing battery pack dimension specifics however) that offers 247 miles of array, in accordance to GM’s estimates — the auto is not however EPA-rated, however, so that’s an approximation. The entrance-drive-only 1LT also comes with the most affordable-electricity electrical motor. Chevy states the 1LT will start out all over $44,995.
All Blazer EV versions give the identical charging technology. Rapidly charging speeds peak at 190 kW, which GM claims can supply 78 miles of selection in 10 minutes. Stage 2 charging accepts a cost pace of 11.5 kW.
If you step up to the 2LT, front-wheel push (with the similar motor as the 1LT) stays standard, but a dual-motor all-wheel-push method (not the overall performance AWD from the SS) is optionally available. The 2LT can be experienced with a medium measurement battery pack that maxes out at 293 miles of variety. A foundation 2LT design will be about $47,595 when it launches.
Hop on up to the RS trim (pictured in white over), and matters get difficult. The entry-amount RS even now arrives with front-wheel generate from the small-ability motor, but it receives the medium-measurement battery, and it expenses $51,995. Nonetheless, you can select a massive (bigger than the medium-sizing) battery pack product that will come conventional with rear-wheel generate. The rear-travel RS gets a different, a lot more strong motor than the front-drive Blazer EV does. Moreover, you can spec the RS trim with the twin-motor all-wheel-drive set up that is optional on the 2LT. Highest range for the RS is 320 miles, creating it the trim with the theoretical longest array. Regretably, we never still have output figures for these several trims, but anticipate the Blazer EV to stick to a identical sample as other EVs. The all-wheel-travel dual-motor variations will have the most electricity and finest acceleration, when the solitary-motor variations give up the maximum volume of selection with their respective battery packs. If you spec the “comfort and convenience” deals on the RS or 2LT, you unlock the 1,500-pound towing ability that the Blazer EV delivers, but it is only available on these designs.
You acquire a amount of characteristics/tech extras with the RS design, much too. Over and over the 2LT, you get 21-inch wheels (19s are typical), a electrical power (palms-cost-free) liftgate, a heart gentle bar with an illuminated bowtie, distinction stitching on the interior, heated and ventilated entrance seats and a heated steering wheel.
Each individual Blazer EV has a reliable amount of money of tech no make a difference the trim, much too. As typical gear, you get a huge 17.7-inch infotainment touchscreen and an 11-inch digital instrument cluster. That infotainment process will come with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Vehicle and GM’s EV route scheduling tech. Just one-pedal driving will be standard, and all trims get a run demand port doorway that opens and closes when pushed. All types get a large glass panoramic roof that contains a sunshade if you’d rather not enable the sunshine in. Super Cruise will be out there as an solution in most trims, but regular on the SS. The rearview camera mirror you’d discover in several GM items arrives typical, and a head up exhibit will be optional.
Measurement-sensible, the Blazer EV seems like it suits into a comparable bucket as the gas-run Blazer. Even so, the EV platform enables for a flat flooring style, building the rear seats even more usable with no a tunnel. The tapered roofline could outcome in a cargo place that is partly compromised, but it’s still relatively substantial-on the lookout back again there. For frunk lovers out there, we’re sorry to report that there is no frunk accessible. GM made use of the house for other auto vitals alternatively of cargo. When we questioned, GM says that it prioritized cabin spaciousness in excess of having a larger sized front finish and a complete frunk of storage.
Just like other electrical cars from GM, the Blazer EV is remaining rolled out trim-by-trim. The two the 2LT and RS products will go on sale first in summertime 2023. The SS will comply with in fall 2023, and the base 1LT will strike the current market in the 1st quarter of 2024. Irrespective of the staggered launch, GM promises that just about every trim of Blazer EV will be available in just the 2024 design year. Manufacturing will take location at the gasoline-powered Blazer’s production facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, and reservations for the Blazer EV begin now.
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