Chevrolet has canceled plans for a base 1LT model of the Blazer EV, the model confirmed to Inexperienced Automobile Stories on Monday.
The element, which GM hadn’t but confirmed publicly, got here in follow-up queries concerning its announcement concerning first deliveries of the 2024 Chevy Blazer, initially in RS AWD variations.
Chevrolet clarified that the Blazer 1LT gained’t simply be late; it gained’t present up for the 2024 or 2025 mannequin years in any respect. The bottom model within the Blazer lineup will as a substitute be a front-wheel-drive 2LT.
2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV LT
It had beforehand priced the front-wheel-drive model of the Blazer EV 2LT to begin at $47,595, together with vacation spot. However the 2LT was one of many fashions that GM talked about on Monday, promising extra particulars nearer to their 2024 launch, so don’t get too connected to the worth.
Additional, Chevrolet famous the Blazer EV’s qualification for the complete $7,500 EV tax credit score—so if it retains with the earlier value, the “new” base Blazer EV may value out simply over $40,000 for a lot of households with some extras just like the bigger infotainment system, wi-fi telephone charging, adaptive cruise, and heated entrance seats, mirrors, and steering wheel.
2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV
That stated, Chevy talked about the Equinox EV and the next-generation Bolt as focusing extra on affordability—and as of the time of writing, Chevy remains to be promoting the bottom Equinox EV 1LT model on its shopper website, providing as much as 250 miles of vary, for a base value of “round $30,000” with availability spring 2024.
Realistically, GM’s choice to chop the bottom 1LT Blazer could merely be sensible enterprise to keep away from an excessive amount of overlap between fashions. GM plans to supply high 3LT and 3RS variations of the Equinox, and the strains between the 2 merchandise, each made at GM’s plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, could grow to be a bit blurred.
And, as GM hinted final week, a revamped Bolt EV lineup is returning and also will be an necessary a part of its affordability messaging. Offered that Bolt arrives quickly sufficient.