Blazer will get an electrified variant and we’ll get the details next month
Will be latest in an onslaught of EVs from Chevrolet and GM
GM CEO Mary Barra just shocked us, if you’ll excuse the pun, with the first photo showing off the upcoming all-EV version of the Chevrolet Blazer.
The company’s CEO didn’t have much to add, saying simply “allow me to share a sneak peak at the all-new Chevrolet Blazer EV.”
I can’t wait until July 18, when we share the details with the world. pic.twitter.com/FIPE2SRVyg
— Mary Barra (@mtbarra) June 13, 2022
It’s a vehicle that looks a lot like the gas-powered Blazer, though the miles-long wheelbase is our clearest sign that this is an electric vehicle and that it will not be on a standard gas-engine platform. Meaning it’s not likely to share much of anything with the Blazer as we know it today.
The sleek Coke-bottle styling and flared rear fenders make this one good-looking crossover. The same goes for the wildly scalloped cut-out bridging the front fender and door. What a great place to hide a charge port!
Barra says that the full reveal for the Blazer EV will happen on July 18th. It will go on sale in the spring of 2023 as a 2024 model year vehicle.
The Blazer in the picture wears an SS badge and ultra-low performance tires, so it looks like Chevrolet’s performance badge will live through the EV changeover, and that the 2024 Blazer EV will get a performance appearance package if not a proper performance variant.
Built on the same Ultium platform as GM EVs including the Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq, this EV will likely match up against the Ford Mustang Mach-E, at least where style is concerned. We expect it to be reasonably priced as well, though it won’t be the affordable EV GM has promised with the upcoming Equinox EV that is also due for 2024.
So that’s all for now, but we’ll keep you updated.