GM previews the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV and SS model

GM today unveiled its 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV, adding the dual-row midsize crossover [in a variety of trims, including the SS performance model,] to its growing range of all-electric cars. As far as SUVs go, the Chevy Blazer has never been the flashiest or the highest rated. But the new Blazer EV could stand out in a market full of () options as a solid, affordable electric mid-size SUV. The vehicles include an 11.5 kW AC charging module for charging at home and a charging capacity of up to 190 kilowatts. About 10 minutes of charging gives a range of 78 miles.

The 2024 Blazer EVs take things in a dramatically different direction than older models of the Blazer, at least in terms of design. The exterior is a bit more aggressive and futuristic than older models of the Blazer. The RS model features 21-inch wheels and a black grille and accents, and the SS model features a black roof and ultra-thin 22-inch wheels. Depending on battery pack size, the RS has a maximum range of 320 miles, while the SS can run 290 miles. Capable of producing up to 557 horsepower, the SS model features a high-performance mode known as WOW mode (Wide Open Watts) that allows acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. Both the RS and SS models have heated front and rear outboard seats (although an extra cost on the RS) and a flat-bottomed steering wheel and sculpted vents.

The bare-bones option of the bunch, the LT (with two different trim levels) comes with 18-inch wheels and a monochromatic coat. The 2LT delivers an estimated range of 293 miles, while the 1LT can go 247 miles on a single charge.

The vehicles are all equipped with a 17.7-inch diagonal screen and Chevy’s infotainment system. To top it off, the Blazer EV is based on GM’s Ultium EV platform, which serves as the unified battery system for all of GM’s electric vehicles. The automaker believes using just one battery – the Ultium – for all of its electric vehicles will result in a reduction and allow for an easy transition to an all-electric lineup by 2035.

The new cars are coming next year: the 2LT and RS will debut in summer 2023 and start at around $47,595 and $51,995, respectively. The SS will arrive later next year and starts at $65,995. Finally, the 1LT will debut sometime in the first quarter of 2024, starting at $44,995.

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