Chevrolet Reveals What The Blazer EV Could've Looked Like

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The final product is pretty close to these sketches, though.

When a carmaker previews a new concept, we're often mesmerized by the futuristic design. But the large wheels and flashy paint schemes often don't survive the transition into production and, eventually, we're left with something dull and underwhelming. Take the new Hyundai Ioniq 6, for instance. The quirky electric car is striking, but it's nowhere near as beautiful as the original concept.

But sometimes, the industry surprises us by launching something that looks just like the original concept. Cadillac's electric Lyriq is the spitting image of the concept we first saw some time ago. This trend seems to be popular over at General Motors, as evidenced by these early Blazer EV design sketches shared by GM Design on social media. While the final product mostly stays true to the original drawings, there are some interesting differences.

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As you can see above, the orange-painted example sports a split-taillight design that tapers off in different directions. This is an especially distinctive detail that's been toned down for the recently revealed production model. The 2024 Blazer EV will wear a one-piece rear cluster which maintains the overall shape seen above. The chrome garnishes have also been replaced with a more contemporary black finish.

The styling of the bright work also changed over time. Again, the orange design above previews a single piece of chrome trim that flows from the front of the car to the rear, before disappearing over the roofline. Interestingly, it cuts through the glasshouse in the vicinity of the C-pillar. The red concept seen below is far closer to the final product, although here it can still be seen with chrome trim.

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We commend Chevrolet for giving its designers the freedom to explore and create intriguing vehicles with plenty of flair. General Motors probably realizes that as the internal combustion engine makes way for silent electric propulsion, exterior styling will play a significant part in terms of vehicle character; the bolder, the better.

It's certainly a massive improvement over the ICE-powered Blazer, which will soldier on alongside its electric sibling for a few more years. As a reminder, the electric Chevy SUV will be made available with as much as 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque. The bow-tie brand hasn't shared any information regarding the battery size but has said the Blazer EV will be capable of traveling up to 320 miles between trips to the charging station.

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