The all-new Chevy Blazer EV will have three trim levels, all with different release dates: the RS will be followed by the 2LT, with the SS coming in the spring of 2024. Every Blazer EV will be built on the versatile Ultium platform, allowing the 2LT and RS to be either rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). This Ultium system works with an 85-kWh battery that’s capable of 11.5 kW AC charging and DC fast charging of up to 150 kW (190 kW on trims with AWD).
On a 240-volt charger, the Blazer EV will be able to add roughly 25 miles of range per hour of charging and go from depleted to fully recharged in approximately 10 hours. Drivers can recharge at home or use the myChevrolet Mobile App to find the nearest charging station with over 110,000 available throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Drivers can expect an EPA-estimated range of up to 279 miles for 2LT and RS trim levels equipped with AWD, not to mention 288 horsepower and 333 lb.-ft. of torque. Although the power ratings remain the same for the RS with RWD, its driving range increases to a GM-estimated 320 miles. The Blazer EV SS will feature an exclusive WOW (Wide Open Watts) mode, an AWD propulsion system that GM estimates will allow the motor to reach up to 557 horsepower and 648 lb.-ft. of torque. This trim is also slated to provide range of 290 miles on a full charge.
Inside the Blazer EV 2LT, the focal point will be a multi-display design: an 11-inch Driver Information Center and a 17.7-inch diagonal color touchscreen for infotainment controls. The Evotex interior materials, heated front bucket seats, and leatherette-wrapped heated steering wheel will add a touch of luxury, while outside the SUV you’ll notice 19-inch machined-face aluminum wheels, LED headlights, deep-tinted rear glass, an AutoSense power liftgate, and trailer provisions.
Chevy plans to give the RS trim a distinct look with an illuminated front light bar and Chevy bowtie (with animation), 21-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with self-sealing tires, and gloss-black accents from front to back: front and rear fascia, grille, wheel and door moldings, roof rails, and wheel caps. The RS will also have Rainsense automatic wipers, dual-zone climate control, multi-color ambient interior lighting and heated power-folding exterior mirrors. Inside the cabin, perforated suede will blend with Evotex on the seats (which should be ventilated in the front row). Entertainment will receive a boost thanks to a Bose 8-speaker sound system with subwoofer.
The SS will show off a strong personality as well with performance-inspired elements inside and out. Look for the same illuminated and animated light bar/bowtie combo in front, but with a two-tone roof and 22-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with carbon flash-painted pockets. Inside, you’ll have your choice of two, trim-exclusive color options: Adrenaline Red or black/medium ash gray with Argon Orange accents.
Chevrolet intends to pack all three trim levels of the 2024 Blazer EV with a wide range of safety technologies to help safeguard drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. The base 2LT’s version of the Chevy Safety Assist package should contain adaptive cruise control, following distance indicator, front and rear pedestrian braking, side bicyclist alert, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning. Also look for the HD Surround Vision monitor to enhance the driver’s awareness with a comprehensive view of the vehicle’s surroundings.
The mid-level RS will have a heated wiper area and rear camera mirror, increasing visibility behind the vehicle with a wider, less-obstructed view. The SS will add even more convenience technologies, including advanced parking assist for help maneuvering into and out of tight parking spots, a head-up display that puts important vehicle information on the windshield, and the semi-autonomous Super Cruise driver-assist feature for hands-free highway cruising on compatible roads.
As mentioned, the 2LT trim will have a 17.7-inch diagonal color infotainment touchscreen, which will be used to manage a 5G Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM (with a 3-month subscription to 360L), and Google built-in, providing enhanced access to features like Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Play, and more. An ample number of USB ports will provide corded connection throughout the cabin: two Type-C located in front of the cupholders, one Type-C located within the center console armrest, and two Type-C located on the back of the center console (charging only).
Wireless device charging will be a convenient addition to the RS trim, along with exclusive Chevrolet Connected Services availability, a whopping eight years of OnStar Remote Access, and the Universal Home Remote, which allows owners to control devices such as garage doors and home security systems from the vehicle. The Bose premium audio system will also be a welcome upgrade to the RS with its eight speakers and subwoofer.