For those of you diehard Blazer fans, we have bad news. Chevrolet will not be introducing an SS trim any time soon. But that’s not to say they don’t have something else up their sleeve. Perhaps a heftier engine or maybe a hybrid version? Time will tell.
We have to give Chevrolet designers a lot of credit for giving the new Blazer crossover a very Camaro-like exterior design. Even the interior is quite sporty. Both are good things but at the end of the day, the reborn Blazer is not built on a rear-wheel-drive architecture like its ancestors. Instead, it’s front-wheel-drive, utilizing GM’s C1XX platform which also underpins the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5. In short, it’s a car-based setup slightly adapted for crossovers. That has some drawbacks, among them the lack of a body on frame setup for true off-roading fun. But the new Blazer still has tons of potential thanks to its newfound sporty nature, like how about a Blazer SS?
The rendered Blazer SS you see here has some enhanced bodywork, tons of black trim (we especially dig the black hood) and the larger 21-inch wheels available on the current RS trim. There’s also a lowered suspension and beefier brakes. All-wheel-drive would be standard in order to handle the higher power output.
And speaking of which, what engine would GM drop under the hood? Well, in an ideal world, that would be the Camaro’s 6.2-liter V8 with 455 hp. Unfortunately, that would be impossible because that engine was engineered to work with RWD platforms only. Pity. Not all is lost, though. GM does have other high-output engines at its disposal.