An electrical Chevrolet Blazer is coming subsequent yr as a 2024 mannequin and now we have recent spy pictures of what seems to be a prototype for the brand new battery-powered mid-size SUV.
The prototype is closely camouflaged, however we will already see that the design could be very totally different to the one on the present internal-combustion Blazer which Chevy is more likely to preserve available on the market for a couple of years nonetheless. It solely arrived for the 2019 mannequin yr, in any case.
Crucially, there are a selection of components on the prototype that match up with design particulars proven in a teaser video launched in March and depicting a range-topping SS model of the electrical Blazer. These components, which we have highlighted, embrace the form of the entrance fender and the form of the charging port which varieties a part of the entrance fender and driver’s aspect.
2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV spy pictures – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The prototype’s lights are nonetheless short-term items however we will guess that there will probably be a light-weight bar operating alongside the vanguard of the entrance hood to function the daytime operating lights, much like what’s deliberate for Chevy’s 2024 Silverado EV and 2024 Equinox EV. The prototype was additionally fitted with 21-inch wheels wrapped in 275/45-size Michelin tires.
Underpinning the Blazer EV needs to be Normal Motors’ Ultium platform and batteries which debuted within the 2022 GMC Hummer EV. The Ultium expertise additionally options within the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, a automobile that can seemingly be a detailed match to the Blazer EV below the pores and skin. Within the Lyriq, there is a 100-kilowatt-hour battery and a rear-mounted motor rated at 340 hp. A dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup is deliberate, although its specs have not been introduced.
GM is dedicated to launching 20 electrical automobiles in North America by the tip of 2023. Others within the pipeline embrace a pair of SUVs for Buick, a compact crossover, mid-size SUV, Celestiq flagship sedan and Escalade EV for Cadillac, and an electrical Sierra for GMC.