This is it! The all-new, all-electric Chevy Blazer ushers the GM Ultium EV platform into the heartbeat of the mainstream car market.
We first showed you the undisguised Chevy Blazer EV SS a few weeks ago, and explained that it would be built on a shortened version of the Ultium electric skateboard platform that underpinned the GMC Hummer and Chevy Silverado EV.
We also commented that, if it got the same 664 horsepower as the top-shelf Silverado EV, it should be quick enough to earn that “SS” badge and put the lightning-fast Mustang in its place. Well, it didn’t – but it’s not exactly slow, either. The go-fast Blazer features an exclusive, AWD system that’s gear for on-road performance and designed to effectively get the electric motors’ 557 HP (and 648 lb-ft of TQ) to the ground, launching the big electric SUV from 0 to 60 MPH in under 4.0 seconds. (!)
It’s great stuff, and we’ll be dreaming about an all-electric GMC Typhoon stablemate to come from GM, sooner rather than later.
Oh – speaking of GM, they are really, really proud of the Chevy Blazer EV’s interior. And, frankly, they should be. This is one of the sharpest interior designs in all of cardom, electric or otherwise, and manages to deliver all the high-tech whizz-bangery you expect of a modern EV while still managing to “feel” like a V8-powered Chevy.
That’s by design. “The Blazer EV SS has the soul of a true sports car,” explains Scott Bell, vice president of Chevrolet. “And while it represents the pinnacle of performance for Chevy’s EV lineup [For now. –EIC.], all models offer stirring capabilities that will surprise and delight true performance devotees.”
Interior highlights include:
- Two-row layout with ample spaciousness and storage options, thanks to a flat floor enabled by packaging of the Ultium Platform
- Standard ambient lighting with personalization function on RS and SS trims
- Unique RS and SS trim and design cues, including blue and red contrasting stitching on the RS, and sueded microfiber seating on the SS, with Adrenaline Red seating surfaces and available Argon Orange accents
- Heated and ventilated front seats on RS and SS, along with heated rear outboard seating positions that are standard on SS and available on RS
We think it’s a hit, but that’s not important. What do you guys think – is this Chevy Blazer EV the one to bring the Chevy faithful into the electric future, or is this one of those cases where the designers tried too hard, and ended up being both too EV for the internal combustion die-hards, and too traditional for the forward-looking EV crowd?
Chevy Blazer EV Interior Gallery
SOURCE | IMAGES: GM.