Although thoroughly revised with a mid-cycle refresh for the 2023 model year, the 2024 Chevy Blazer is set to introduce a few notable features and improvements for the upcoming model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that one of these updates is a new paint color, Riptide Blue Metallic.
Tagged with color code GJV, the Riptide Blue Metallic paint color is set to replace Blue Glow Metallic (color code GHT), which was introduced on the 2022 Blazer. In fact, the latter paint color has actually already been built out for the 2023 Blazer, and is no longer available to be ordered.
It’s worth noting that The General has yet to release any photos of the Riptide Blue Metallic paint color on the 2024 Blazer.
Riptide Blue Metallic will be a no-extra-charge color available on all trim levels, and available with all interior colorways, which are as follows:
- Jet Black
- Jet Black/Maple Sugar
- Jet Black/Medium Gray
- Jet Black/Nightshift Blue
- Jet Black with Red Accents
As a reminder, the mid-cycle refresh of the 2023 Blazer featured updated front and rear fascias, interior upgrades, and a revised trim lineup.
Under the hood, the turbocharged 2.0L LSY I4 gasoline engine is equipped as standard fare on 2LT, 3LT and Premier trim levels, rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The naturally aspirated 3.6L LGX V6 gasoline engine, standard on the RS trim and available as an option on the 3LT and Premier trim levels, is rated at 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Both powerplants are mated to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and AWD is optional.
As for structure, the Chevy Blazer rides on the GM C1 platform. Production of the 2024 Blazer is currently scheduled to kick off on July 10th, 2023 at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico, while production of the current 2023 Blazer will end on July 8th, 2023.