2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV kickstarts new electric era with FWD, AWD, or RWD, starting at $44,995

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With apologies to Burger King, the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV will allow you to “Have It Your Manner.”

On Monday, the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV debuted with as much as 320-miles of EPA-estimated vary, a beginning value of $44,995 (together with vacation spot), and a alternative of front-wheel-drive, all-wheel-drive, or rear-wheel drive.

The four-model lineup will kick off with the mid-trim $47,595 2LT and $51,995 RS fashions in the summertime of 2023. The $65,996 SS model will arrive later in 2023, adopted by the bottom $44,995 1LT and Police Pursuit Car (PPV) within the first quarter of 2024. Manufacturing will happen in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, which is the place the present Blazer is constructed.

The 1LT 2LT, and RS fashions will include front-wheel drive, and the latter two will provide all-wheel drive as an possibility. All-wheel drive will come customary on the SS. Confusingly, the RS will provide customary front- or rear-wheel drive—patrons’ alternative—and all-wheel drive will probably be optionally available. The Blazer is likely to be the primary automobile in historical past to be obtainable with all three drive configurations.

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV RS

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV RS

Utlium for the plenty

Similar to the Cadillac Lyriq that is launching now, the Chevrolet Blazer is utilizing GM’s Ultium EV platform, battery, and motor toolkit.

Chevrolet would not talk about the battery pack sizes, however famous the lineup will provide three. Chevy mentioned the front-drive RS model can have the “medium sized” battery pack, whereas the rear-drive RS model can have the “giant pack.” Vary will span from 247 miles within the 1LT to 320 miles within the RS. The 2LT and SS fashions will slot in at 293 miles and 290 miles, respectively.

Full energy figures will probably be launched nearer to launch in 2023, however SS fashions can have 557 hp and 667 lb-ft of torque, which can unlock the power to dash from 0-60 mph in lower than 4.0 seconds in a mode Chevy calls Large Open Watts.

Each Blazer can have impartial entrance and rear suspensions, however SS fashions will characteristic a singular suspension package deal that Chevrolet hasn’t detailed but.

Blazers will probably be outfitted with an 11.5-kw onboard AC charger and sure fashions will probably be able to DC quick charging as much as 190 kw. Chevrolet hasn’t mentioned which fashions will cost at what price but, however famous that as much as 78 miles of vary will be added to the Blazer in about 10 minutes. One-pedal driving with the power to fluctuate the quantity of regenerative braking will probably be customary.

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV SS

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV SS

The folks’s Lyriq

Chevrolet would not touch upon the similarities between the swanky Cadillac Lyriq and Chevrolet Blazer EV, however they’re obvious.

The outside encompasses a low-slung quick roofline, athletic proportions, and a Camaro-like Coke-bottle design with a sweeping belt line. The rear wheel arches flare over 19-inch wheels on base fashions, whereas top-spec SS fashions roll on 22-inch wheels shod in all-season tires (summer time rubber will probably be an possibility). Chevy mentioned the entrance fender vent is a nod to its motorsports historical past. The illuminated entrance gentle bar on RS and SS fashions communicates charging standing with an animation. LT fashions will probably be a much less flashy with a monochromatic look, whereas RS fashions will characteristic a black grille, black exterior accents, and 21-inch wheels. The SS model will obtain a model-specific entrance fascia with garnishes underneath the headlights that appear to be the Camaro’s air intakes.

Inside each Blazer will get a 11.0-inch digital gauge cluster, a 17.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system canted towards the driving force, and a big quantity knob. Turbine-like spherical vents much like these within the Camaro add to the muscle-car vibe. Sportier RS and SS fashions characteristic a flat-bottom steering wheel.

Each Blazer will come customary with automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and energetic lane management. Reverse automated emergency braking and automated parking will probably be obtainable, as will GM’s Tremendous Cruise hands-free freeway driver-assist system.

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV

Cop vehicles

The PPV fashions will probably be based mostly upon the higher-performance SS variant with the biggest battery pack. Each rear-wheel and all-wheel drive variations will probably be obtainable, and every model will characteristic Brembo brakes. Chevrolet mentioned the PPV will probably be a “purpose-built” model rated for police obligation with a police-spec inside to accommodate the distinctive tools utilized by cop vehicles.

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