Chevrolet will launch an all new global SUV- named Trailblazer that was unveiled at the Dubai Motor Show last year, which has been in the global market for a decade gets another facelift. Chevrolet has an array of launches coming up this year with Captiva facelift, Sail hathback, Sail sedan and the MPV that were showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo shows how seriously Chevrolet is considering the Indian market during the years to come. The Trailblazer although is expected to be seen after all the pending launches somewhere in 2013.
The Trailblazer is built on the Chevrolet Colorado pickup’s platform like its competitor Ford Endeavour that shares mechanicals with the Ranger pickup or the Toyota Fortuner that uses services of the Hilux pickup.The Trailblazer is a seven-seater that is spacious on all the rows, aggressively styled on all the sides with curves and muscles everywhere and the typical Chevrolet front grille.
The Trailblazer will compete with the Fortuner, Endeavour and the XUV 500 that will be powered by a choice of 2.8-litre, 180bhp or 2.5-litre, 150bhp diesel units where in the 2.8 common-rail diesel makes a very strong 47.8 Kgm, 10kgm up on both the 3.0-litre Fortuner and Endeavour.
Chevrolet is taking the SUV seriously and the company says it will be the most clean-sheet truck it has designed in its 100-year history that will be start production by early 2012 in Thailand. Chevy also claims the Trailblazer will sport car-like features and will be a proper seven seater.
The highlights of the exteriors of the SUV:
- Custom dual-finish, painted and polished 20-inch aluminum wheels fitted with 20-inch Cooper Zeon LTZ tires
- High sheet metal work in the hood, door panels and rear quarters that blend layers of natural light for a natural and rich surface appearance
- Higher mounted dual projector headlamps
- Exterior mirror-mounted LED turn signals
- Front and rear LED Chevrolet signature lighting housed within sculpted aluminum decorative bezels
Keep a watch on this space for more details on the Trailblazer that’s yet to come!