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Chevrolet Blazer EV SS.
Developed from the ground up, the 2024 Blazer EV offers an impressive mix of style, performance, and technology that includes multiple distinct trims, multiple range options -- including an available GM-estimated range of up to 320 miles on a full charge -- and available front-, rear-, and all-wheel-drive configurations. It's a good-looking, practical vehicle too.
Trim choices include available 1LT, 2LT, RS, and Chevy's first-ever electric SS performance model, along with a pursuit-rated Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) model for police fleet applications.
The Blazer EV is based on GM's Ultium Platform and features athletic styling that elevates the design established in 2018 by the gas-powered Chevrolet Blazer and performance cues inspired by the Camaro and Corvette.
The Blazer EV SS offers customers the most powerful experience in the lineup. It features an exclusive performance AWD propulsion configuration designed to produce up to 557 hp and up to 648 lb-ft of torque, and a unique WOW (Wide Open Watts) mode enabling under-4-sec (estimated) 0-to-60 sprints.
"The Blazer EV's design evokes the same sort of emotional response as Chevy's performance cars," said Phil Zak, executive director, Chevrolet Design. "There's true SUV functionality, but inside and out, it has the sort of passionate proportions and feel that make you want to slide behind the wheel and explore what's beyond the horizon. It's a vehicle that looks great from every angle and beckons you to drive."
Each of the Blazer EV's trims share a muscular, athletic profile enabled by the Ultium Platform, including taut, converging body lines. Prominent front-fender extractor vents are a nod to Chevy's motorsports legacy.
The distinctive trims take on their own characters. The LT features a monochromatic appearance and standard 19-in. wheels, while the RS strikes a sportier presence with a black grille and other black accents, along with standard 21-in. wheels. The SS serves up the most aggressive look, with a unique front grille, two-tone color scheme featuring a black roof and A-pillars that complement the Blazer EV's body color pallet, standard 22-in. wheels, and more.
Designers elevated the Blazer EV's presence further on the RS and SS with a bold, dual-element LED exterior lighting signature that also has choreographed lighting sequences, which activate when the driver approaches or walks away. The effect features a full light bar and illuminated Bowtie emblem on the front. These elements are incorporated into the lighting sequences.
The front lighting also conveys the state of charge while the vehicle charges. A sequential orchestration of the lighting increases in speed and intensity as the battery's charge increases. GM estimates that available fast charging should add approximately 78 miles of range in 10 minutes.
Inside, a refined cabin makes a modern design statement. Like the exterior, many of its elements draw inspiration from Chevrolet's sports cars and performance heritage, such as a flat-bottom steering wheel for the RS and SS trims and sculpted vents inspired by turbines.
An expansive, 17.7-in.-diagonal color touchscreen is the focal point of the cabin and the command center for the vehicle's infotainment system and additional features. A large 11-in.-diagonal color Driver Information Center in the instrument cluster complements the central touchscreen.
The Blazer EV features Chevy's latest charging, infotainment, and driver-assistance technologies that work together holistically. There's no button to push to start the vehicle. With hands-free start, the driver simply pushes the brake pedal after closing the door, and the Blazer EV is ready to go. The key fob authorizes the hands-free start system.
Technology highlights include:
The Blazer EV also offers Chevrolet's latest driver-assistance technologies, including Reverse Automatic Braking and Advanced Park Assist. They complement the standard Chevy Safety Assist suite of technologies, with Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and IntelliBeam.
Ultifi, GM's new end-to-end vehicle software platform, enables the frequent and seamless delivery of software-defined features, apps, and services to customers over the air.
The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV 2LT and RS go on sale in summer 2023, priced starting around $47,595 and $51,995, respectively. The SS follows later in 2023, priced starting around $65,995, followed by the 1LT and the PPV fleet model in Q1 2024. The 1LT will be priced starting around $44,995. Additional details and ordering information will be available closer to the start of production.
Learn more and reserve a Blazer EV today at chevrolet.com/upcoming-vehicles/blazer-ev/reserve-yours.
Chevrolet Blazer EV PPV fleet model.
Published August 2022