There’s an encouraging replace for Chevrolet Blazer EV reservation holders. The primary buyer automobile rolled off Basic Motors’ Ramos Arizpe meeting plant in Mexico yesterday – one other optimistic step ahead within the firm’s broader electrification efforts.
The replace was posted on the plant’s unofficial Fb web page, with footage of a spanking new 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV draped in vibrant Riptide Blue Metallic paint. A Sterling Grey Metallic model was additionally seen on the website.
GM will supply two variants beginning summer season 2023, the 2LT and RS. The latter was the primary to roll out of the plant, with 21-inch wheels and a blacked-out grille. The entry-level 1LT and the range-topping SS will likely be out there in winter 2024 and fall 2023, respectively. The model may even supply a Police Pursuit Car (PPV) model of the electrical SUV.
Battery particulars haven’t emerged but, however GM says the Blazer EV RS may have an estimated 320 miles (515 kilometers) of vary. Furthermore, RS prospects will have the ability to select between three drivetrain configurations: front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive.
Efficiency fanatics may need to take a look at the range-topping SS variant. It will likely be tuned to supply 557 horsepower and 648 pound-feet of torque. It is going to additionally get a WOW (Broad Open Watts) mode – much like the Watts To Freedom (WTF) mode on the GMC Hummer EV – which is able to make the EV speed up from 0-60 miles per hour in below 4 seconds.
Costs begin at $44,995 for the bottom model which will likely be out there early subsequent yr. The Blazer EV 2LT is priced $47,595, whereas the RS begins at $51,995, together with vacation spot expenses. The range-topping SS will set prospects again by $65,995 when it’s supplied in fall 2023. It’s unclear when GM will re-open reservations – the order ebook was full in direction of the top of 2022.
Chevrolet is on the forefront of GM’s EV push, and the brand new electrical SUV is one in every of many fashions primarily based on the Ultium devoted EV platform. The Hummer EV entered manufacturing late final yr at Manufacturing unit Zero (previously Detroit-Hamtramck), adopted by the fleet and business variants of the Silverado EV only in the near past. In the meantime, the Equinox EV additionally entered manufacturing early this month at Ramos Arizpe in Mexico.
GM CEO Mary Barra introduced not too long ago that the corporate is on observe to construct over 400,000 BEVs by the center of subsequent yr, and 1,000,000 models in 2025. She additionally hinted on the successor of the favored Bolt EV, which is able to retire on the finish of this yr.