Chevy's Super Sport badge is back!
Fans of the old-school K5 Blazer were disappointed when the nameplate returned attached to a midsize crossover. While it wasn't the news off-road truck enthusiasts were hoping for, GM recently announced that the next-generation Blazer and Equinox would go electric. GM revealed a few pictures of the Equinox, but kept news about the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV more secretive. After the company's latest announcement, we finally know why.
Chevy has just confirmed the Blazer EV will spawn a high-performance Super Sport (SS) variant. A brief teaser video of the car is included below. Aside from one Camaro trim, the SS name hasn't appeared since Chevy's ill-fated V8-powered sedan back in 2017. The Blazer will be Chevy's first-ever electric SS model.
The teaser doesn't show much, aside from the charge port and a large wheel with a red "SS" label on it. Chevy says the Blazer SS will make its full debut later this year before arriving on the market in spring 2023 as a 2024 model year vehicle. No power outputs or range estimates are confirmed as of now, but we have to assume the Blazer SS will directly rival the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT, which produces 480 horsepower. To the V8 diehards out there claiming this move is the end of the world, we'd like to remind you that if the Blazer SS matches the Mustang's power figure, it would easily outclass the Corvette-powered Trailblazer SS from 2009.
We are happy to see Chevy bring back its SS nomenclature on an electric vehicle. Chevy went SS-crazy back in the mid-2000s, slapping the badge on a variety of vehicles including the Cobalt, Impala, and even the HHR Panel. Though the Blazer just received an update for the 2023 model year, we are now more excited than ever to see the next-generation model. If our artists' impressions (pictured above in yellow) turn out to be accurate and the Blazer SS produces over 400 hp, this could be a hugely cool SUV.