Chevy Blazer EV Production Starts, Models Priced
The Chevy Blazer EV production is underway.
The GM Ultium platform is supposed to be a revolutionary modular platform meant to underpin nearly all of GM’s future EVs. The midsized two-row Blazer EV is officially in production, and Chevrolet says the first deliveries should begin as soon as this summer. In the meantime, the brand has clarified its pricing and trim structure for the new Blazer.
Unique to the segment, Chevrolet Blazer EV will be available in FWD, RWD, or AWD guise. However, with the finalized pricing, the new Blazer EV gets a fairly hefty price hike. The base model will be 2LT, FWD trim, which GM didn’t reveal the price of during this announcement. As far as we know, the cheapest trim will be the 2LT AWD, which starts at $56,715 or $63,298 CDN. GM says the 2LT is “highly contented,” including goodies like a 17.7-inch infotainment screen, heated seats, heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and a power liftgate.
Above the 2LT is the RS AWD, which adds sporty red accents, and cooled seats for $60,215, or $73,298 CDN. The RS RWD may lose its front motor, but it gains a Bose stereo system. In the U.S. the RWD is more expensive than the AWD model at $61,790, but in Canada, it is the same price as the RS AWD – $73,298 CDN. The top-of-the-line Blazer SS pricing hasn’t been revealed yet. The originally planned base model 1LT FWD to start at $44,995, is officially dead.
The range leader of the Blazer lineup is actually the RWD model, at an estimated 320 miles (515 kilometers). The FWD model can achieve 293 miles (471 kilometers), whereas the AWD models can do 279 miles (449 kilometers).
Chevy’s starting off with the production of the RS AWD models first, then adding the 2LT AWD and RS RWD models by the fall. The SS production will start in the spring of 2024, and the forthcoming 2LT FWD and RS FWD will follow sometime in 2024.
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