GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

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    GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    GM teases three-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China
    It debuts Friday
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    Nov 4th 2019
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    Chevrolet has released a teaser image of the seven-seat, three-row Blazer it plans to sell in China ahead of its official reveal Friday at the Chevrolet Gala Night in the city of Hefei. That’s also where the brand plans to debut its first electric vehicle for the Chinese market, the called the Menlo.

    First the Blazer XL, as it will reportedly be named. The darkened image gives us our best look yet at the three-row SUV after a series of spy shots of the vehicle wearing camouflage. It gives a good sense of the added length and the up-sweeping shoulder and belt line in the rear. What’s less clear from this teaser and previous spy shots is how the door creasing compares with the five-seat U.S. version.

    Chevy previewed the three-row Blazer with the FNR-CarryAll concept shown at an auto show in China last year.

    The Menlo, meanwhile, is based on the Chevy FNR-X concept that was shown in Shanghai in 2017. Like that “all-purpose sports concept,” and despite its description as a sedan, the Menlo appears to be more of a plug-in electric crossover, as evidenced by a teaser image of what is clearly a rear hatch and images that leaked this summer on CarNewChina’s Facebook page. It reflects design influences from the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid — which preceded it in China in 2011 — the Blazer and the Chevy Bolt EV.
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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    I wonder if either product -- but most especially the three-row Blazer -- would ever get sold Stateside.

    One would think that any three-row product would cannibalize sales of the Traverse. But with new three-row products coming in smaller segments (the rumor of a three-row CR-V coming soon has been brewing for a time), perhaps it does make sense to offer such a product in the NAFTA region.
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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    I would like to see that 3 row Blazer become the Traverse...injecting some style into a "Toyota grade bland" CUV.
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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    GM has an abundance of sizes in the Midsize utility space, they probably don't need another.

    Ford has also had a 3-Row Edge Limited in China only. It's a different market where there are fewer large inexpensive 3-Row Crossovers.

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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    We're getting none of this, right? Or perhaps like the crossover Trail Blazer, we'll get it a year later. The 3-row Blazer is something GM can sell a lot of. My coworker wanted to be a midsize 3-row but he wasn't excited about the Acadia, is this were available I bet he'd buy it.
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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    IMHO I *like the BLAZER and like what I see in this Blazer XL

    *like it over the appliance grade UTILITY FIRST mainstream family truxsters and some sporty style is LACKING in most

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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    I wonder if the Blazer XL, which will be sold in China, will be made in China? Or, will it be made in Mexico?

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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    If only that Blazer had RWD proportions

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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    If only that Blazer had RWD proportions
    If only the Blazer WAS rwd.

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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    If only that Blazer had RWD proportions
    Quote Originally Posted by Lowboy View Post
    If only the Blazer WAS rwd.
    The new Blazer should have been RWD, what with the new and improved Explorer now on the market.

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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    China is currently importing the US built Traverse. This 3 row Blazer is probably going to replace the Traverse there.

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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaTodd View Post
    China is currently importing the US built Traverse. This 3 row Blazer is probably going to replace the Traverse there.
    Can you say lower margins for GM, they make nothing on Chinese business. You would think GM would lead the campaign against forced IP transfers, but nooo.

    They should build here and export to China, but in GM's defense, you have a Union that makes sure that's impossible.

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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowboy View Post
    If only the Blazer WAS rwd.
    The next Camaro and Blazer should share a platform

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    Can you say lower margins for GM, they make nothing on Chinese business. You would think GM would lead the campaign against forced IP transfers, but nooo.

    They should build here and export to China, but in GM's defense, you have a Union that makes sure that's impossible.
    They probably figured the IP isn't worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Self Reliance View Post
    The next Camaro and Blazer should share a platform



    They probably figured the IP isn't worth it
    Have you seen their financials? China is screwing them over big time. The executives must be receiving kickbacks from the Chinese, probably prostitutes or something. It does not make sense.

    I do not want to believe someone can sell out their country and company, community so easily. There has to be something fishy somewhere.
    Its not like an extra million dollars in share stocks would make a difference in these peoples lives..

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    Re: GM teases 3-row Chevy Blazer, Menlo EV for China

    The Menlo definitely needs to come here, as do most of the Chinese Buicks. The Blazer XL is iffy, is there really a need for something between the Blazer and Traverse?

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