Chevrolet Blazer EV is the brand’s first electric crossover
MANILA: Chevrolet is expanding its growing lineup of electric vehicles and entering the electric crossover segment by unveiling its 2024 Blazer EV in North America.
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What are the key performance stats for the Chevrolet Blazer EV SS?
The Blazer EV SS features an exclusive performance AWD powertrain configuration designed to produce up to 557 hp and up to 648 lb-ft of torque. A WOW (Wide Open Watts) driving mode allows the electric vehicle to go from zero to 100 km/h in less than four seconds, according to GM estimates.
When will Chevrolet Blazer EV models go on sale in the United States?
In the US, the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV 2LT and RS will go on sale in the summer of 2023, while the SS will follow later in 2023. These will be followed by the 1LT and the PPV fleet model in 2024.
The automaker offers the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV in distinct trims, multiple lineups including one with a GM-estimated range of up to 320 miles (515 kilometers) on a full charge – and available in front, rear and four-wheel drive. workout configurations designed to fit virtually any lifestyle.
These choices include the first-ever electric SS 1LT, 2LT, RS and Chevy performance models available, as well as a Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) model for police fleet applications.
The Blazer EV is based on GM’s innovative Ultium platform and sports athletic styling that elevates the announced design established in 2018 by the gas-powered Chevrolet Blazer and performance elements inspired by the Camaro and Corvette.
With design and engineering developed to live up to the heritage of the iconic Super Sport performance designation, the Blazer EV SS offers customers the most powerful experience in the lineup.
The Blazer EV SS features an exclusive performance AWD powertrain configuration designed to produce up to 557 hp and up to 648 lb-ft of torque. A WOW (Wide Open Watts) driving mode allows the electric vehicle to go from zero to 100 km/h in less than four seconds, according to GM.
“The Blazer EV SS has the soul of a true sports car,” said Chevrolet Vice President Scott Bell. “And while it represents the pinnacle of performance for Chevy’s electric vehicle lineup, all models offer jaw-dropping capabilities that will surprise and delight true performance enthusiasts.”
Chevrolet describes the styling of the 2024 Blazer EV as innovative, dynamic and athletic.
Each of the Blazer EV versions shares a muscular, athletic profile made possible by the Ultium platform. Taut, bold body lines convey motion, while prominent front fender extractor vents are a nod to Chevy’s motorsport heritage.
Distinctive trims have their own characters. The LT sports a monochromatic appearance and standard 19-inch wheels, while the RS sports a sportier presence with a black grille and other black accents, as well as standard 21-inch wheels.
In the Blazer EV SS, the most aggressive aesthetic of the range is visible. A unique front grille, two-tone color scheme with black roof and A-pillars round out the Blazer EV’s body color scheme, standard 22-inch wheels, and more.
For RS and SS trims, designers enhanced the Blazer EV’s presence with a bold dual-element LED exterior lighting signature that also features choreographed lighting sequences, which activate as the driver approaches or swerves. distant. The effect includes a full light bar and an illuminated Bowtie emblem on the front.
The front light also transmits the charging status while the vehicle is charging. A sequential orchestration of lighting increases in speed and intensity as battery charge increases.
Inside the Blazer EV, passengers enjoy a refined cabin with a modern design. Like the exterior, many of its elements take inspiration from Chevrolet’s sports cars and performance heritage, such as a flat-bottomed steering wheel for RS and SS trims and sculpted turbine-inspired vents.
A large 17.7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen is the focal point of the cabin and the command center for the vehicle’s infotainment system and additional features. A large 11-inch-diagonal color Driver Information Center in the instrument cluster complements the center touchscreen.
In addition to the latest infotainment system, the Blazer EV features Chevy’s latest charging and driver assistance technologies that provide customers with added convenience, comfort and confidence when switching to an all-electric vehicle.
There is no button to start the vehicle. Instead, with hands-free starting, the driver simply presses the brake pedal after closing the door and the Blazer EV is ready to go. The key fob authorizes the hands-free starting system.
The Blazer EV navigates to charging stations and plans its route through the MyChevy app. This feature helps to locate and plot routes to charging stations. With Regen Braking, the kinetic energy of the vehicle’s forward momentum can be converted into electricity stored in the battery to maximize range. It also includes one-pedal driving, which can slow the vehicle to a complete stop, using only the accelerator pedal
Super Cruise can be optioned with the car. The industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance technology allows drivers to travel hands-free on compatible roads across the United States and Canada.
Meanwhile, the low and wide proportions of the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV are advantages of the brand’s Ultium platform. The structural positioning of the battery contributes to a relatively low center of gravity which improves driving stability.
When it comes to charging performance, the Blazer EV offers a built-in 11.5kW AC charging module for home and public charging, as well as high-speed DC public fast charging capability of up to 190 kW, allowing a recharge of up to 78 miles (125 km) of autonomy to be added in approximately 10 minutes.
Owners also have access to Ultium Charge 360, GM’s approach to electric vehicle charging that simplifies the overall charging experience, Charge 360 places more than 100,000 publicly accessible charging stations in the United States and in Canada.
In the US, the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV 2LT and RS will go on sale in summer 2023, while the SS will follow later in 2023. These will be followed by the 1LT and the PPV fleet model in 2024.
The Blazer EV will be produced at GM’s production facility in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, which also manufactures the current Blazer.
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