Chevrolet Blazer EV SS Performance SUV Delayed to Spring 2024!
Chevrolet fans awaiting the arrival of the highly anticipated 2023 Chevrolet Blazer EV SS will have to wait a bit longer. The performance variant of the Blazer EV has been delayed by approximately six months. Originally slated for a second half of 2023 launch, the Blazer EV SS is now expected to hit the market in spring 2024, according to Chevrolet's US consumer website.
The reason behind the delay remains unknown, as General Motors (GM) has not made any official announcement regarding the change in timeline. However, despite the delay, the starting price for the Blazer EV SS remains unchanged at $65,995, which includes the destination freight charge.
Meanwhile, the website also indicates that the standard Blazer EV is still on track for a summer 2023 launch, as previously stated by Chevrolet. The Blazer EV SS is touted as Chevrolet's first-ever all-electric SS performance vehicle and serves as the flagship model in the Blazer EV lineup, boasting impressive performance, top-of-the-line features, and distinctive design elements.
Under the hood, the Blazer EV SS packs a punch with a dual-motor AWD powertrain generating up to 557 horsepower and 648 pound-feet of torque. It offers exhilarating acceleration, achieving 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds in WOW (Wide Open Watts) mode. The vehicle is equipped with high-performance front Brembo brakes to match its power.
In terms of styling, the SS variant stands out with its unique front grille, two-tone exterior color scheme featuring a black roof and A-pillars, and stylish 22-inch wheels. Inside, the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer EV SS offers sueded microfiber seating with Adrenaline Red surfaces, and optionally available Argon Orange interior upholstery accents. The cabin also boasts a 17.7-inch touchscreen and an 11-inch digital instrument cluster, among other impressive features.
Production of the Chevrolet Blazer EV takes place at GM's Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico, where it is manufactured alongside the smaller Equinox EV. Despite the delay in the arrival of the Blazer EV SS, fans of Chevrolet's electric lineup can still look forward to the launch of the base 1LT trim level and the PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle) variant, which are expected to become available in the first quarter of 2024.
In case you missed it, there's a new video showcasing Daniel Suarez and Ross Chastain, two NASCAR drivers, testing out the powerful Chevy Blazer EV SS at the Daytona International Raceway. Both drivers put the AWD EV to the test in Wide Open Watts mode, and the results are impressive.