Chevy Reveals 255-Mile Electric Menlo And 7-Seat 2020 Blazer For China (New Pics)

A few hours after our original report, GM hosted the media presentation of the new all-electric Menlo and the three-row 2020 Blazer SUV, with Chinese outlets sharing many more images of the two cars, which you can inspect in detail in the gallery below. [Updated]

Chevrolet has released the first uncensored photos of two significant debuts for the Chinese market: the Menlo EV and the Blazer seven-seat SUV.

The Menlo EV is Chevrolet’s first electric vehicle to become available in China. For some reason, the automaker describes it as a sedan, although the photo clearly shows it’s a crossover with a hatch. Taking inspiration from the Chevrolet FNR-X concept, it looks somewhat similar to the Buick Velite 6 EV as well – it even has an identical driving range too.

According to preliminary specifications, the Menlo EV will cover 410 km (255 miles) on a full battery charge under NEDC conditions, exactly the same as the recently-revealed Buick Velite 6 Plus. This leads us to believe it features the same 52.5 kWh battery pack and 148 HP (150 PS) electric motor delivering 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of instant torque.

Chevrolet says the Menlo EV features the new-generation MyLink+ infotainment system with functions such as a virtual car key, remote control and intelligent voice recognition.

Related: Chevrolet Menlo Teased, Will Become The Brand’s First EV In China

Chevrolet Menlo EV

The second new model previewed by Chevrolet is the Blazer, which in China comes with seven-seats as standard. Available in RS and Redline variants, the Chevrolet Blazer is the brand’s new flagship SUV in the world’s largest car market.

It follows closely the design of the Chevrolet FNR-CarryAll Concept and differs from the U.S.-spec Blazer in the length department. It’s almost 5,000-mm (196.5-in) long, which means it’s approximately 137 mm (5.4 inches) longer than North America’s version.

The added length is visible at the rear where the third lateral window and the overhang are longer in order to make room for a third row of seats. The wheelbase stays the same at 2,863 mm (112.7 in). Chevrolet promises “class-leading roominess, robust and efficient performance, and versatile and pragmatic advanced technologies.”

Both models will be on display at Auto Guangzhou 2019 (November 22-December 1) and will reach Chinese dealerships in the first half of 2020.


Seven-seat Chevrolet Blazer
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Image credits Autohome, auto.ifeng, GM

  • nellydesign

    That second black one is the old 5 seater on sale here.

    • JRP

      Uhh…. no.

  • Robert Eller

    So China gets a longer Blazer and shorter Enclave.

  • Peterman Pinscher

    Pretty ugly. Both…

  • ErnieB

    Chevy.. thankfully you have the C8 otherwise you have the ugliest group of vehicles in America— I like the Tahoe too.

    • :/ Yurr

      The Impala to me is still one of the best looking Chevy’s to date.

    • Mike Davis

      The C8 looks like a car created for Grand Theft Auto 4, the video game. Proportions are laughably bad. Thankfully it’s insane value from a performance perspective makes for that to some degree.

  • MikeofLA

    The placement of the picture showing the exhaust system is a little confusing… considering it’s amongst the photoset that shows the electric car.

  • ME

    The Menlo may have borrowed some of the SAAB 9-3 Combi styling when it comes to the A, B,C pillar and sloping roofline.

  • carlbolt

    How can a car have a tail?

  • JRP

    Uhh, the one that looks like a long Blazer is the Blazer 7-Seater, and the one with no real grille and does not look like a Blazer at all is the Menlo. I think it’s pretty obvious.

  • MarketAndChurch

    The Menlo is cooler than anything in Chevy’s car or crossover lineup.

    • Andrewthecarguy


    • it’s certainly one of the better looking chevies in recent history.

  • caddy45

    They’d do themselves a disservice by not bringing the Menlo to the US, looks sharp and decent range.


    RE: Menlo EV – Somehow Chevrolet has picked up Nissan’s old design lines with the raised forward fender, followed by the dropped down character line. Overall, I find it a rather fussy unbalanced design, but perhaps it’s targeted an audience who likes that many creases. Not terrible, but something seems a bit off in the proportions. The range is great, so I’m certainly curious when the US will see a mature larger EV from Chevrolet, and not sure why this isn’t landing in the US, even if I don’t think it look great, it seems like the right type of EV to sell stateside.

  • Toronado_II

    The front is so different. I was waiting for something closer to the concept. The concept is taller.

  • 7 seat blazer reminds me of the Traverse but with extra steps…

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