GM CEO Mary Barra has just released the upcoming Blazer EV and it’s a visitor. I like the styling, though I still want General Motors to make 70s and 80s off-road blazers instead of 90s guy movers.
This is just the first appearance of the vehicle. Chevy is scheduled to reveal more details at its official unveiling on July 18, and it will be available for sale from the spring of 2023.
Several design elements emerge from the teaser image. One, previously announced, the car carries SS badges and ultra-thin tires, which apparently indicates a high-performance trim level. Two, the Blazer EV has a completely different design from the gas-powered blazers currently on the market – everything from headlights to taillights. After all, the Chevy Blazer EV is available on the same grille-spanning lighting scheme Chevy Silverrado EV, which apparently suggests that it will be a unified design element throughout GM’s Chevy EV offer.
The Blazer EV will be built on GM’s Ultium EV platform. It’s the same platform used by the monster, from the 10,000-pound Hummer EV to the smooth Cadillac lyric. The automaker hopes that this integrated platform will enable it to develop rapidly and scale the production of electric vehicles.
I can’t wait until July 18, when we share the details with the world.
Most likely the Blazer EV will be centered in the general motor’s electrical lineup. The gas-powered variant is already one of GM’s best-selling vehicles, sitting in a sweet spot as a medium-sized, sporty crossover that is well-equipped and competitively priced. The blazer nameplate is also well known, Ford Bronco, 1969 Chevy K5 back to the north of the Blazer Chevy.
The price will be original here. I hope the SS trim will be expensive and will stand out as a hello product – something that will grab people’s attention. There may be a less-expensive option that offers most range but less embarrassing speeds found in other EVs.