After some teasing and even a partial exterior reveal, GM has officially unveiled the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV SS, a performance crossover that the automaker proclaims has the “soul of a true sports car” and capabilities that “will surprise and delight” diehard Bow Tie brand fans.
Chevy says the Blazer EV SS has “design and engineering developed to live up to the legacy of the iconic Super Sport performance designation” that it wears on its exterior. A standard performance AWD propulsion configuration delivers up to 557 horsepower and 648 pound-feet of torque in the crossover, enabling a zero to 60 mph time of under four seconds in the Wide Open Watts (WOW) acceleration setting. The Blazer EV SS’ driving range is estimated at 290 miles, thanks to the largest available battery pack, while certain other Blazer EV configurations offer up to 320 miles of estimated range. Other performance-focused features include a specific sport-tuned chassis and Brembo front brakes.
Like the standard Blazer EV that will be offered in 1LT, 2LT and RS trim levels, in addition to a Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV), the SS trim will feature 11.5 kW level 2 AC charging and standard DC public fast-charging capability of up to 190 kW, able to add approximately 78 miles of range in 10 minutes, according to GM estimates. The act of charging is made slightly easier by GM’s charging station locator, available via the MyChevy smartphone app, as well as its Ultium Charge 360 in-vehicle charging software.
The Chevy Blazer EV SS will be easy to identify thanks to its unique front grille, two-tone exterior color scheme with a black roof and A-pillars, and standard 22-inch wheels. Inside, the performance-focused SS will feature sueded microfiber seating with Adrenaline Red surfaces, or available Argon Orange interior upholstery accents. Heated and ventilated front seats, along with heated rear outboard rear seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel, are standard on the SS trim as well.
Interior features are similar to lesser Blazer EV trim levels and include a standard 17.7-inch diagonal color touchscreen and 11-inch digital driver information center, ambient lighting, a presence-based automatic liftgate and available hands-free Super Cruise. A wide variety of Chevy Safety Assist features come standard in this electric crossover, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and IntelliBeam.
The Chevy Blazer EV SS will launch in late 2023 with prices starting at around $65,995 including the destination freight charge. Reservations are open now via Chevrolet.com, with additional details and ordering information available closer to the start of production next year, which will take place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico.