Chevrolet introduced costs for a couple of totally different Blazer EV fashions earlier this week, however what it not noted was that its previously-announced base 1LT trim (pictured above) has been nixed. Automotive Information broke the information on Chevy killing the 1LT, and it was then confirmed by Automobile and Driver.
The 1LT going away means the 2024 Blazer EV’s base value goes to be significantly greater than the touted $44,995 entry level Chevy claimed it might be on the car’s preliminary unveiling. Now, that mentioned, the brand new theoretical entry level would be the front-wheel-drive model of the 2LT trim that Chevy initially claimed would begin at $47,595. We’d be completely happy to see Chevy retain that price ticket as soon as manufacturing begins, however wouldn’t be stunned if the volatility of EV costs over the previous 12 months causes an additional improve.
As for the rationale Chevy is dropping the 1LT, a spokesperson instructed Automotive Information that it believes larger trim ranges of the Equinox EV will match the wants of oldsters who had been contemplating the bottom Blazer EV. It additionally reduces the worth overlap between the 2 fashions.
None of this modifications the cadence of launch Chevy simply introduced final week. In actual fact, the 1LT was already deliberate because the final of all of the Blazer EV fashions to launch for the 2024 mannequin 12 months, with gross sales initially meant to start by the top of the primary quarter in 2024.