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This Is the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer SS EV, Totally In the Open
The all-electric Chevy Blazer SS is more likely to blaze a track than a trail.
In March of this year, Chevy announced its first high performance all-electric vehicle, which will resurrect name from the not-so-distant past: Get ready for the upcoming 2024 Chevrolet Blazer SS EV. Apparently Chevy has been taking note of its competition, packaging its first sporty EV in a crossover body and slapping an iconic (or at least well-known) brand nameplate on it, just like what Ford did with the Mustang Mach-E. If it worked for Ford, maybe it’ll work here, too.
After teasing the new Blazer SS in a short video clip posted to the brand’s social media channels depicting a red vehicle’s charge port in the front fender, with a cable plugged in, GM has opened the floodgates with a full-frontal photo of the new electric crossover and confirmed its reveal date: July 18, 2022.
Details are still scarce for now, but GM exec Mark Reuss previously said an upcoming Blazer EV would be “an affordable, high-volume entry,” in an investor call last year. CEO Mary Barra, in a tweet shown above, promises full information will come July 18.
The current Chevy Blazer is a conventional crossover with Camaro-inspired styling and either a turbocharged inline-4 cylinder making 288 horsepower, or a naturally-aspirated V-6 making 308 horsepower. It’s unlikely that the new SS EV model will have anything to do with today’s Blazer; rather the 2024 Blazer EV will likely be all-new, despite the nameplate already being on sale. Chevy declined to comment on future product when approached by MotorTrend about a non-SS Blazer EV (as in, will there be a regular Blazer and an SS?), so we’ll have to wait to find out more.
We can expect the 2024 Blazer EV to likely arrive on parent-company General Motors’ new Ultium vehicle platform system tailored for electric vehicles. It will likely be powered by new Ultium battery cells manufactured in GM’s Lordstown, Ohio battery plant, which GM says are 60 percent more powerful than the cells used in the Chevy Bolt.
The Blazer SS is Chevy’s first performance EV, but it’s not the first under the General Motors umbrella. GM has relaunched Hummer as an all-electric performance brand, and has also announced sportier new Cadillac and Buick EVs already, as well. One of Buick’s announced EV crossovers is said to sit lower and is designed to be sportier, so it’s possible the new Blazer SS has a lot in common with that model. And don’t forget, it’s rumored that the gas-fed Camaro will eventually die and be resurrected as an electric performance sedan.
Along with the video, Chevy announced the full reveal of the Blazer SS EV will take place later this year, and it will go on sale in the spring of 2023.
- Chevrolet has released an official image showing the 2024 Blazer EV SS in full.
- It will use GM’s Ultium battery packs, like the Equinox EV and many other upcoming GM EVs.
- This mid-size electric SUV will go on sale in spring 2023 and more details are coming July 18.
The Blazer nameplate has adorned many different sizes and shapes of Chevy SUVs over the decades, and now we know what the latest version—the 2024 Blazer EV—will look like. It appears to be a futuristic take on the current gas-powered Blazer, a somewhat aggressively styled mid-size crossover, with quite a different stance thanks to its large wheels, long wheelbase, and short front and rear overhangs. What you see here is the SS version, which presumably means it will offer a higher level of performance compared with the lesser trim levels.
We know that the Blazer will use GM’s Ultium battery packs, but we don’t know what sizes will be offered. Expect both single- and dual-motor powertrains to be offered, with the SS coming standard with the most powerful AWD setup and the lower-priced models, possibly including LT, RS, and Premier trims, having less powerful single-motor configurations as standard.
More Blazer EV specs will be released in July, including range estimates, horsepower and torque ratings, and possibly even pricing. Chevy says the Blazer EV will go on sale in Spring 2023, and we think the SS version will be available before other models.
When Chevrolet rebirthed the Blazer as a two-row mid-size crossover back in 2019, fans hoping for an off-road-ready SUV were vocal with their disappointment. Now that same niche of buyers is in for another shock, as Chevy is revving up to take the Blazer to the electric realm of autodom with the 2024 Blazer EV.
We currently have very few details about the upcoming electric crossover, but we do know that a sporty SS model will be among the first versions to launch. We hope that means a legitimate high-performance variant to take on the likes of the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and the Tesla Model Y Performance. The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV will undoubtedly use GM’s Ultium battery technology, and we expect both single- and dual-motor variants to be available.
What’s New for 2024?
All we’ve seen so far is one photo and a teaser video of the new Blazer EV in SS form, so it’s still unclear whether or not the Blazer EV will share a platform with the upcoming Chevy Equinox EV, although it makes a lot of sense. We’ll update this story when we find out more information. Chevrolet is set to debut the Blazer EV on July 18th, 2022.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Chevy hasn’t yet revealed any pricing information for the 2024 Blazer EV, but we expect it to start higher than the Equinox EV when it hits the market in late 2023. The performance-oriented SS will likely be the top model and therefore will carry a higher price tag.
BY DREW DORIAN / caranddriver
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