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Chevy Blazer EV Previewed In Sporty SS Guise

GM is going all in on EVs, and its next electric model is heading straight for the heart of the electric crossover market. It's called the Blazer EV, but it shares nothing at all with its popular gas counterpart. Instead, this electric Blazer was developed from scratch on the company's Ultium all-electric architecture.

The Blazer EV seems to share a lot with Honda's upcoming Prologue EV, which is the result of the Japanese automaker's new partnership with GM. When compared side-by-side, the Blazer and Prologue feature the same low roofline, long hood, and very short overhangs, and the A- B- and C-pillars are practically identical. The two SUVs will also share GM's Super Cruise hands-free driving technology. But that is about as far as the similarities go, as the Blazer's styling appears to be much more radical and futuristic than the Prologue's.

The example shown in the teaser is the more performance-oriented Blazer SS, and if the gas-powered version is any indication, this might be the priciest trim available. Style-wise, the Radiant Red exterior paint is accompanied by large gray rims and a black roof, and there are plenty of gloss black trim pieces throughout. Up front, a thin LED light bar is flanked by small headlights with Volvo-esque daytime-running light signatures, with an illuminated Chevy emblem displayed front and center. Below the Blazer EV's small light show, you can't ignore the plethora of faux vents and gloss black trim panels trying to make this electric crossover appear more aggressive. Moving to the side of the vehicle, the main highlight is an extensive crease on the front fender that houses the charging port.

The Blazer EV makes its gas-powered counterpart look obsolete.

The Chevy Blazer EV will arrive in early- to mid-2023 as a 2024 model year vehicle. Pricing could exceed the $40,000 mark, but expect an even higher price tag for the range-topping SS. Until then, a full reveal is scheduled for July 18.

Do you think the Blazer EV looks sporty or just over-styled?

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