Chevy fans, I’ve got some good news! The bowtie brand is shaking up our expectations in 2024 with a lineup so plentiful it’s criminally easy to fall in love.
Chevy already produces something for everyone, but every once in a while, we get a year like 2024 where Chevy really outdoes itself, delivering a new flock of amazing vehicles to your local Chevy dealer. Let’s take a look at six of these fantastic new models…
The 2024 Corvette E-Ray
Chevy introduced the Corvette 70 years ago, in 1953, and it’s been a legendary part of automotive history ever since. For its septuagenarian celebration, Chevy is going all out and gifting the world something we’ve been waiting to see ever since the introduction of the current-generation mid-engine Corvette: an electrified version.
They’re not going all the way with a zero-emission, all-electric model—at least not yet—but instead, we’re getting an electrified Corvette E-Ray that pairs the incredible 6.2L LT2 V8 engine with a battery-powered motor on the front axle to create a combined 655 hp for this magnificent beast. This also means that, with the engine powering the rear wheels and the motor up front, the E-Ray has electric all-wheel drive (eAWD)—also a first for a Corvette. The result is a sports car that can go from zero to sixty in just 2.5 seconds, making it the quickest production Corvette ever made.
The 2024 Silverado EV
Although the Corvette hasn’t gone fully electric, that’s not to say that Chevy isn’t moving forward with numerous gas-free options designed to meet their goal of having a full zero-emission lineup in the not-too-distant future. At the top of this list of new electric vehicles (EVs) is the Silverado EV, an all-electric full-size pickup designed to go head-to-head with other EV trucks like the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Tesla Cybertruck (assuming the latter ever actually gets released).
Inside and out, the Silverado EV is set to revolutionize what trucks bring to the road, with up to 754 hp and more than 785 lb-ft of torque with its Wide Open Watts system, which will allow it to go from zero to sixty in less than 4.5 seconds. The fact that it can get up to an EPA-estimated 450 miles from a full charge (at least in the 4WT model) is the icing on the cake for a truck that can tow up to 10,000 lbs and never use a drop of gas.
The 2024 Blazer EV
Far from the only electric offering coming this year, the Silverado EV is being joined by two all-electric SUVs starting with the Blazer EV.
There’s already a lot to like about the Blazer EV, including the fact that it’s available in four different trim levels, such as the starting 1LT with an estimated 247 miles of range and front-wheel drive (FWD). The 2LT boosts that range up to an estimated 293 miles and has a dual-motor eAWD option, while an RS trim gets an estimated 320 miles of range and comes with heated seating, a heated flat-bottom steering wheel, and more.
For me, the SS is the star of the show, with a performance-focused power system that delivers 557 hp and up to 648 lb-ft of torque in Wide Open Watts mode, letting it go from zero to sixty in less than 4.0 seconds. This trim also has GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system as standard.
The 2024 Equinox EV
If the Blazer EV isn’t right for you, the upcoming Chevy Equinox EV creates more all-electric options than ever. Designed to be an affordable compact model and an accessible entry-level EV, the Equinox EV starts at around $30k and has up to an estimated 300 miles of range on a full charge.
Available options like a 17.7-inch infotainment display, heated and ventilated front seats with heated rear seats, an 11.0-inch driver information display, and much more all come together to make this an incredible choice if you’re interested in comfort to go along with a smooth, electrified ride. FWD is standard on all models, but eAWD is available across the Equinox EV lineup, giving you plenty of ways to choose the kind of range and performance you want from your compact crossover.
The 2024 Silverado HD ZR2
Not everything is electric from Chevy just yet, however, since they’ve also got some remarkable things coming that still use the old internal combustion engine. One of the most exciting is the first-ever ZR2 trim for the Silverado HD Series. Chevy has offered ZR2 trims for the Silverado 1500 and Colorado for some time now, creating the best pickups you can take off-road, but this is the first time they’ve applied this same approach to the Silverado HD series.
The Silverado HD ZR2 lives up to its reputation with two powerful engines available (a 6.6L gas engine or 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel), allowing it to haul up to 18,500 lbs of weight behind it. And yet, this is still a true ZR2 trim thanks to Multimatic DSSV dampers, a 1.5-inch raised suspension compared to other Silverado HD models, a large steel transfer case skid plate, front aluminum skid plate, and 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires.
There’s even a special edition designed alongside American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) that features a high-approach stamped-steel front bumper, a unique rear bumper, and stamped-steel skid plates on the underside.
The 2024 Colorado ZR2 Bison
If you’re not interested in a full-size HD truck but still want a pickup designed to tear up the trail, you’ll be happy to know you have more options than ever for a Chevy Colorado built for the trail. The legendary Colorado ZR2 remains a midsize beast for going off-road, but this year it’s joined by an all-new ZR2 Bison edition (made in partnership with AEV) for a truck that’s ready to go further than ever before.
With the ZR2 Bison, you’ll find segment-exclusive Multimatic front and rear Jounce Control Dampers to handle even the roughest terrain, along with an AEV heavy-duty winch-capable front bumper, AEV rear bumper, and AEV 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels wrapped in segment-exclusive 35-inch OD Mud/Terrain tires. The ZR2 Bison also has boron steel skid plates and rocker protectors for best-in-class underbody protection and a best-in-class approach angle of 38.2 degrees with 12.2 inches of ground clearance.
What More Could We Ask For?
As I said at the start, Chevy has something for everyone with their 2024 model year—and I didn’t even get into other options like the Collector’s Edition for the sixth-generation Camaro or the redesigned all-new Chevy Trax!
Right now, with these vehicles just starting to hit the road, I can’t help but feel like this will be one of those years that we look back on fondly in another decade or so. You’ll see people talking about 2023 and the 2024 model year for Chevy, how it changed the game, and how it set the stage for the wide-scale shift to an electrified lineup that GM has been talking about for several years now.
All I know is that it’s a great year for us Chevy fans—and if it’s a sign of things still to come, then I can’t wait to see what the future holds.