The development of the all-electric Chevrolet Blazer continues, following the official teaser in March and earlier spy shots of the disguised prototype. This time, our spy photographers captured the current ICE-powered Chevrolet Blazer as well as a pair of test cars and a VW ID.4 on public roads for the purpose of benchmarking. We also got our first look inside the cabin, revealing a familiar digital cockpit.
Chevrolet has officially confirmed a performance-centric Blazer SS, but the disguised prototypes appear to be more basic versions of the electric SUV. The tested vehicles look like the final production body, characterized by its curved line, aerodynamic windshield, triangular bumper intake, fancy charging port on the front fender, a powerful C-pillar and a sculpted tailgate.
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However, production light units and turn signals have not yet been installed, but temporary units have been installed instead. Also, the plastic cladding on the wheel arches is missing, indicating that there is still work to be done. Both prototype Bridgestone Alenza tires were fitted with 21-inch wheel shades.
This is the first time we’ve peeked inside the Blazer EV. The dashboard is mostly covered but we can see a digital cockpit with an overlapping display and a round volume knob that looks a lot like the Silverrado EV. The latter’s high-end trims feature an 11-inch digital instrument cluster with a 17-inch infotainment touchscreen, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the same setup is used in the Blazer EV.
There is no information about the technical features of the Blazer EV, but we hope it will use GM’s Ultium platform like the more premium Cadillac Lyric. This means it can use the same 100 kWh battery that offers a range of more than 300 miles (483 km) and the rear-mounted electric motor that Cadillac produces 340 hp (254 kW / 345 PS).
In addition to the popular VW ID.4, the Chevrolet Blazer EV’s rivals will include the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Kia EV6, and Hyundai Ioniq 5. The Chevrolet Blazer EV is expected to make its debut later this year, with a confirmed market launch for the spring of 2023.
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