Slowly but surely (emphasis on slowly, it seems), GM is electrifying its sprawling vehicle portfolio. Inching forward, on Monday, Chevrolet announced pricing and availability information for certain trims of the battery-powered Blazer SUV.
As previously announced, the RS all-wheel-drive model is scheduled to go on sale this summer. Specifically, it will start arriving at dealers in August, with a starting price of $60,215, a figure that includes delivery but excludes any applicable tax credits. A step above the 2LT model, this version of the Blazer gains special badging, 21-inch wheels and a unique grille. Inside, you’ll find a sporty flat-bottom steering wheel, ventilated front seats, a head-up display and GM’s excellent a Rear Camera Mirror that greatly expands rearward visibility. These features are in addition to the amenities already included in the 2LT model, items like a 17.7-inch touchscreen and an 11-inch digital instrument cluster.
Rear-drive RS as well as all-wheel-drive 2LT variants of this all-electric SUV are expected to enter production in the fall. The former trim should start at $61,790 and offer an impressive 320 miles of range with a full battery, while the latter will kick off at $56,715. Again, these prices include delivery but exclude any potential discounts.
Of course, there are other Blazer trims that have been announced. This includes the high-performance SS model as well as the Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) that’s tailor made for law enforcement. The SS is expected to enter production next spring and the PPV should be available early in 2024. Pricing for these trim levels – as well as additional details about front-drive models – will be announced at some point next year.
Last summer when the reborn Blazer was announced, GM said the vehicle would start around $44,995 for a 1LT model. The 2LT version was said to kick off at $47,595 and entry-level RS trim at $51,995. According to the media release, the SS model was expected to begin at around $65,995.
The new 2024 Chevy Blazer is assembled at GM’s plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. Look for early examples of this vehicle at dealerships next month.