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Chevrolet Reveals Power Specs for Lower Trim Levels of Blazer EV; Prices and Launch Dates Also Announced

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Chevrolet has released previously undisclosed power specifications for the AWD version of its all-electric Blazer EV, according to a report from Car and Driver citing a company spokesperson. The automaker had earlier revealed details solely for the high-performance SS model. The latest information comes as the RS AWD trim is set to be the first to hit dealer showrooms this summer.

The lesser AWD trims will offer 288 horsepower (215 kW/292 PS) and 333 lb-ft (451 Nm) of torque, a noticeable downgrade from the top-tier SS model, which boasts 557 hp (415 kW/565 PS) and 648 lb-ft (878 Nm) of torque. While these figures are substantially less potent than the SS model, they are expected to be adequate for most EV drivers.

The power figures for the front-wheel-drive (FWD) version of the Blazer EV 2LT and the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) version of the RS have yet to be announced. For context, Chevrolet’s FWD Equinox EV offers 210 hp (157 kW/213 PS) and 242 lb-ft (328 Nm) of torque.

As for pricing, the AWD RS trim is expected to start at $60,215 and will offer a range of 279 miles (449 km) per charge. Intriguingly, the RS RWD version is set to be priced slightly higher at $61,790. The AWD version of the 2LT trim will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $56,715.

Chevrolet has also outlined a phased launch plan for these models. Following the RS AWD’s summer debut, the RS RWD and 2LT AWD are slated for a fall release, while the SS trim will arrive in the spring of 2025. Notably, the 1LT trim, initially planned as the entry-level model starting at $44,995, has been canceled.

This new set of information provides greater clarity for consumers awaiting the electric SUV’s arrival and offers additional data points for those comparing the Blazer EV to other offerings in the increasingly competitive electric vehicle market.

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