All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV Brings Style, Safety and Functionality

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    All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV Brings Style, Safety and Functionality

    All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV Brings Style, Safety and Functionality Starting Under $20,000
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    2019-11-20

    LOS ANGELES — When it arrives in showrooms in Spring 2020, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will provide a uniquely youthful, yet functional alternative to the fast-growing small SUV segment.

    Like Chevrolet’s latest line of SUVs, the Trailblazer features a bold front fascia and sports car-inspired rear design. The ACTIV trim package amplifies this sporty style with a two-tone roof, unique front and rear fascia and dual exhaust, along with sport terrain tires and suspension tuning enhancements.

    “Slotting between the Trax and Equinox, the addition of the Trailblazer provides us with a great opportunity to expand the Chevy SUV family to new audiences,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “With the new ACTIV trim, plus the sporty RS trim, we can appeal to customers’ varying active lifestyles.”

    Design Stands Out from Competition
    The all-new Trailblazer has a character of its own, bringing a bold and expressive look to the segment, and a new level of personalization.

    “The Trailblazer doesn’t simply let customers express their personal style. It encourages it with uniquely styled trims that allow buyers to select a vehicle that reflects their lifestyle,” said Stuart Norris, design director of global Chevrolet compact SUVs. “Its design is bold, confident and full of personality.”

    ACTIV Tuned for Off-Road Use
    Trailblazer ACTIV is equipped with unique tires and shock tuning. The ACTIV dampers are tuned to enhance vehicle performance and ride comfort when traveling on gravel roads. The Hankook Sport Terrain 17-inch tires feature an aggressive shoulder design and an all-season tread pattern.

    Power and AWD Confidence
    Powered by either a 1.2L turbo or 1.3L turbo engine, the Trailblazer will deliver up to 155 horsepower. Both engines are mated with a standard Continuously Variable Transmission with selectable stop/start capability. A nine-speed automatic transmission is also available on Trailblazers equipped with the 1.3L engine and all-wheel drive.
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    Re: All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV Brings Style, Safety and Functionality

    Are we really supposed to get excited about 1.2 & 1.3 litre engines? Why not go for a 1.5 optional mill? May as well go electric. Perhaps that's the mission here? zero,zero,zero.....
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    Re: All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV Brings Style, Safety and Functionality

    What is Mark Reuss smokin?

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    I hate what GM's done to the TrailBlazer but y'all know they're going to sell a million of these.
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    Re: All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV Brings Style, Safety and Functionality

    GM in general is resisting big screens. They do not get it. Personally I would not want a 12 inch in my car anywhere, however GM is missing the trend boat here, as usual.

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    Re: All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV Brings Style, Safety and Functionality

    Interesting. Not remotely close to what a Trailblazer would look like but interesting.
    The engines, however, seem anemic. Weaker than the late Cruze? Does that makes sense?
    Looks might intrigue some, but reviews will tell the tale

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    Re: All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV Brings Style, Safety and Functionality

    On first read, the standard safety equipment sounds like GM finally gets it - until you read the second part:

    Additional optional active safety and driver assistance features include:

    Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera
    Rear Park Assist
    Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
    Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    HD Rear Vision Camera

    So the safety items that everyone else has standard are probably going to be either missing on lower trims or in a Convenience package at best. GM still doeesn't get the safety part sells cars, especially in the smaller vehicle market.

    One good news item is a real center console armrest is standard versus the Trax and Encore's driver seat attached armrest. One bad news item is the auto start/stop does not look to have the shutoff button that the Cruze had in it's last year.
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    Chevy has a grand slam here if the interior isnt complete junk and achieves great fuel economy. I think its a well executed product overall.

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    Chevy has a grand slam here if the interior isnt complete junk and achieves great fuel economy. I think its a well executed product overall.
    As much as I hate the name and the fact there's nothing American about it, I think that's a very well executed product too. Every new Korean car that looks like this Chevy (or much worse) is praised by web sites as Jalopnik with words 'fantastic' 'cute' 'stylish'. I just don't get it. I can't imagine such thing in Europe. While the perception of Korean cars has changed here significantly over the last 10 years all German magazines will keep on writing is 'interesting alternative to Japanese and French offerings'.
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    Chevy has a grand slam here if the interior isnt complete junk and achieves great fuel economy. I think its a well executed product overall.
    If it doesnt get 40 mpg in FWD trim, which I dont think it will, then what is the point of the CVT and a 3 cylinder.

    I personally wouldn't even test drive this unless it was made in N America and it would have to be with the 1.3t AWD and 9 speed.

    And I would not expect that to get much more then 37 mpg which the newer 1.4t 4 cylinder could have achieved while being smoother. Seems like cost cutting to me.
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    Re: All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV Brings Style, Safety and Functionality

    Looks good, especially for its class where CUV's can look a little awkward. Good starting price too!

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    Are we really supposed to get excited about 1.2 & 1.3 litre engines? Why not go for a 1.5 optional mill? May as well go electric. Perhaps that's the mission here? zero,zero,zero.....
    Tiny engines, but 165 HP seems pretty good for a vehicle of this size.

    From the pics, I'd say that nailed the styling. That's one of their better front end executions.
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    Where is it made?

    South Korea.

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