August 19, 2022

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Chevy | Electric Blazer reveals itself in all its forms

Chevy |  Electric Blazer reveals itself in all its forms

The latest generation of Chevrolet Blazer has received a rather cool reception in the SUV enthusiast circle. The return of the model for 2018, betting on its name to cover kilometers of hard trails to drive – slowly – marks a fundamental change in philosophy with its monocoque skeleton and Camaro-inspired design. The bow tie brand now wants to live a new life with a particularly elaborate all-electric livery. Here are the highlights.

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Always betting on a crossover stance, the need for appeal, this newcomer is a more exciting adaptation of the design of its gasoline counterpart. Showcasing a square face and side curves, it reveals its identity as an electric vehicle with a very long wheelbase, pushing the wheels to practically all four corners of the vehicle.

Three modes of propulsion

However, this is what sets the Blazer EV apart from its current or soon-to-be-sold competitors. The crossover is as detailed in front-wheel drive as it is in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. This testifies to the great flexibility of this platform, which incorporates the latest generation Ultium electrical architecture, clearly including the battery and motors as well as all related elements. Of course, the front-wheel-drive version is the most affordable.

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Chevrolet Blazer EV SS

Briefly on the technical side of the Blazer, Chevrolet claims that the entry-level LT version with front-wheel drive will have a range of 400 km, while the Blazer 2LT can always travel 70 km more in two-wheel drive. Drive version. Before. In the higher range, the rear-drive RS livery does 515 kmph. The latter is offered in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions. Finally, the sporty SS livery has a slightly shorter range at 467 km thanks to the power of its two engines.

The Blazer SS takes on the Mustang Mach-E GT

It is this last livery that is revealed in more detail. It tries to attract the attention of sports driving enthusiasts with 557 hp and 648 lb-ft, more than the Ford Mach-E GT (480 hp and 634 lb-ft). Brembo brakes provide stopping power and a Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system is integrated as standard.

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Interior of Chevrolet Blazer EV SS

The Blazer EV should go into production in the summer of 2023 and the 2LT and RS liveries will retail for $59,148 and $63,848 respectively (including freight). This will be followed by an SS version ($83,548) in late 2023 and an entry-level 1LT ($54,548) livery in early 2024.

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