Chevrolet reveals pricing and trim changes for Blazer EV range

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Entry-level 1LT grade axed, new pricing and performance details released.

Chevrolet has unveiled new details about its Blazer EV range, including pricing and performance updates. Notably, the entry-level 1LT grade, previously priced at $44,995, has been discontinued, and the front-wheel-drive 2LT model has taken its place as the new base model. While the pricing for the 2LT is not yet available, the all-wheel-drive version of this trim is set to have an MSRP of $56,715.

The Blazer EV range includes an RS trim, positioned above the 2LT. The RS variant will be the first to arrive at dealers with a price tag of $60,215, offering additional luxury features such as a unique grille treatment and ventilated front seats. According to Chevrolet, the 2LT and RS AWD models generate 288 horsepower and 333 lb-ft of torque, while power figures for the front-wheel-drive 2LT and the rear-wheel-drive RS are yet to be announced.

Interestingly, the RS RWD is priced at $61,790, making it more expensive than the all-wheel-drive version. However, it appears that the rear-drive Blazer EV RS comes with desirable options, such as a Bose audio system.

Chevrolet has also provided performance figures for the high-performance SS variant, which boasts 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque thanks to a dual-motor electric setup powering all four wheels. The SS trim, however, will enter production in the spring of 2024, with no price changes announced at this time.

For those looking to get their hands on a Blazer EV sooner, the RS RWD and 2LT AWD models are expected to begin production in the coming months. More information about the RS and LT front-wheel drive models is expected in 2024.

It’s worth noting that Chevrolet decided to discontinue the most affordable 1LT model. The company explained that the Equinox EV, particularly the higher trim levels, will cater to potential Blazer EV 1LT customers, allowing Chevrolet to better position and market the vehicles without overlap.

Furthermore, the Blazer EV qualifies for the full $7,500 tax incentive, providing potential buyers with significant savings on their purchase. Chevrolet continues to expand its electric vehicle offerings, including the Equinox EV and a second-generation Bolt EV.