In recent years, General Motors has dramatically expanded the availability of Chevy‘s RS trim in South America and announced that it will continue to do so beyond combustion vehicles, revealing that the brand’s next RS model in that region will be an EV.
The automaker revealed that Chevrolet’s next RS-badged model in South America will be an electric crossover, in keeping with its strategy to expand the availability of the brand’s successful sporty trim level and its commitment to lead zero-emission mobility in the region. The upcoming electric RS will be the sixth model to wear the badge in the Southern hemisphere after the Chevy Onix RS, Cruze RS, Equinox RS, Tracker RS and Montana RS.
“We have plans to expand the RS range beyond combustion models,” said Executive Director of Marketing at GM South America, Chris Rego. “Therefore, Chevrolet is preparing to launch a new-generation electric SUV for the middle of next year that connects perfectly with the concept of this special version, adding more grandeur and exclusivity to the design,” she added.
Although the company did not specifically communicate what that upcoming Chevy RS electric vehicle will be, GM Authority has sufficient evidence and arguments to affirm that said model will be the all-new Chevy Blazer EV. Apart from having been confirmed as the first EV based on the Ultium architecture for the region, the wheels of the Blazer EV prototypes shown by GM Brazil correspond to those on the RS trim level.
A few weeks ago, GM’s Brazilian subsidiary unveiled the new Chevy Blazer EV during a zero-emissions event and said the midsize crossover will arrive in the South American country in the middle of next year, exactly the same timeline announced today for the upcoming RS model. In addition, the RS trim was the first to start production at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant and will lead the initial launch of the Blazer EV in North America.
“Chevrolet is committed to offering the most comprehensive lineup of EVs on the market, which will complement the brand’s current portfolio in Brazil. Another important part of this transition towards a zero-emissions future is to make our combustion vehicles increasingly sustainable and efficient,” Marketing executive finished.