Chevrolet looks to be keeping their SS range relevant despite a shift towards electrification, with the brand’s latest announcement confirming the first SS EV is on the way.
It will be another SUV (yay…), and it is based on the current iteration of Blazer, one of Chevy’s least popular but still well-known models.
General Motors is set to flood the market with new EVs over the next few years, including electric trucks, pickups and crossovers.
However, the Blazer will be the first to bear an SS badge on the front.
What makes it so SS is still under wraps. This is a car scheduled to hit US roads in less than a year, and Chevy is staying secretive about how they plan to enhance the performance of their electric platform.
In all honesty, it’s unlikely the new Blazer will deserve the SS badge. It almost appears to be a forced move by GM rather than them waiting for something more riveting.
The teaser video for the SS shows that it A) has a charger and B) has wheels.
While not the ugliest model to ever have the Chevy bowtie on the front, the current petrol-driven Blazer isn’t memorable in the slightest.
Super Sports of old almost always came with increased engine performance, high-performance tyres, refined suspension and some bodywork tweaks. It’s what made them ‘super’.
How Chevy will do this with the Blazer is intriguing. It almost seems impossible, but maybe they have some aces tucked away up their sleeve that will shock us at an official reveal.
Let’s just hope Chevy isn’t making EV SSs for the sake of making them.