ROME – There are examples of cars that have left their mark on the brand’s history. With electrification, some of these historic cars have seen a “back to the future” thanks to proper tuning performance but at an outrageous price. Another way to revive immortal models is that done, for example, by Ford which transformed the Mustang sports car into a very successful electric crossover.
Now is the time for General Motors which, for its next all-electric model, built on the Ultium modular platform, has chosen to revive the Chevrolet Blazer, one of the most popular off-road vehicles that was produced between 1969 and 1995. And the Chevrolet Blazer EV new, the American brand intends to introduce itself first in the domestic market, where the crossover will be available in early summer next year, and in other countries, including the Old Continent, where it will arrive later.
In the US, four trim levels will be available with front-, rear- and all-wheel drive: the base 1LT (from early 2024), with sales starting at $44,995; $47,595 2LT; The RS at $51,995 and the top-of-the-line SS at $65,995. All versions offer fast charging with 190 kW and a range between 395 and 510 km, while the performance of the SS stands out (557 HP and 879 Nm) which, thanks to the “Wide Open Watts” mode, can go from 0 to 100 km. /hh in less than 4 seconds. In the passenger compartment, configured in the name of high technology, the large dashboard has an 11″ display for standard instruments and a large 17.7″ screen for infotainment.
A package of safety and driver assistance systems includes automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, forward collision alert, distance indicator and IntelliBeam high beams. . Finally, a point of interest: the top of the SS range, properly modified, will wear the “Blazer Police Pursuit Vehicle” uniform that in 2024 will be used by the US police.