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    NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

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    TRAILBLAZER SS: SPORTS CAR PERFORMANCE WITH MIDSIZE SUV CAPABILITY
    Sleek styling with unique fascias and monochromatic color scheme
    LS2 6.0L V-8 rated at 391 hp (291 kw) and 395 lb-ft of torque (535 Nm)
    Available all-wheel drive
    Available this fall
    NEW YORK – Chevrolet announced the 2006 TrailBlazer SS, the first SUV to wear the legendary SS badge and offering sports car performance combined with the functionality expected of a utility vehicle.

    The TrailBlazer SS has unique exterior styling and specific interior appointments, including prominent 20-inch flangeless wheels. Power is delivered by the Corvette-derived LS2 6.0L V-8, enabling a 0-60 mph time of 5.7 seconds. A performance suspension with lowered ride height also is part of the package and was tuned by GM’s Performance Division at several racetracks, including Germany ’s legendary Nürburgring – a challenging road course that features more than 12.5 miles of turns and drastic elevation changes. The TrailBlazer SS is available in two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.

    Chevrolet introduced the TrailBlazer SS at the 2005 New York Auto Show, along with production versions of the Malibu SS and Malibu Maxx SS. These three new vehicles join the SSR, Silverado SS and Cobalt SS Supercharged, as well as the ’06 Impala SS and Monte Carlo SS, in bringing Chevy’s lineup of exciting, attainable-performance vehicles to eight – the most SS models ever offered at one time.

    “The TrailBlazer SS definitely emphasizes the sport in an SUV,” said Brent Dewar, General Motors North America vice president of marketing and advertising. “It represents the product diversity under the SS badge, bringing attainable performance to anyone who wants it.”

    As the first truck developed by GM’s Performance Division, TrailBlazer SS’s performance look and feel is complemented by strong SUV functionality. The towing capacity is up to 6,700 pounds with the two-wheel drive model and up to 6,500 pounds with the available all-wheel drive model. Cargo volume is 41 cubic feet (1161 liters) behind the rear seat and 80 cubic feet (2265 liters) with the rear seat folded.

    Additional specifics include:

    Clean, aggressive monochromatic exterior styling, including blacked-out mesh grille, specific front and rear fascias and bright exhaust outlet
    Interior with monochromatic ebony and elegant flat satin color scheme, performance-oriented gauges with prominent tachometer, front bucket seats with pronounced side bolsters, available leather seating, SS embroidery on the seat backs, T-shape shifter with aluminum insert, and chrome accents throughout
    LS2 6.0L V-8 rated at 391 hp (291 kw) and 395 lb-ft of torque (535 Nm)
    New Hydra-Matic 4L70-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission
    Available all-wheel drive designed for on-road performance
    Suspension tuned on the racetrack and including StabiliTrak electronic stability control
    Standard 9.5-inch heavy duty axle with limited slip axle (400-pound pre-load)
    Twenty-inch flangeless, six-spoke polished aluminum wheels and 255/50R20 V-rated performance tires
    Four-wheel disc brakes with large, 12.8-inch (325 mm) front rotors and twin-piston calipers
    Available accessory front brake cooling package for optimized track performance
    Ride height reduced by approximately 1 inch (25 mm in front, 45 mm in rear)
    Rear air-leveling suspension with onboard air compressor

    These features create a vehicle that John Heinracy, director of GM High Performance Vehicle Operations, believes surpasses the original TrailBlazer SS concept first shown at the 2002 SEMA show.
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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    Wow I really like it. With 400hp who cares about the interior.

    How much?

    The brakes look like they are standard trailblazer brakes, is that true?

    I would really love the look on the Porshe Cayan S driver when it gets beat by a chevy.

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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    looks nice. I've owned or driven a handful of the GM mid-utes ... I really like the platform, feels nice to drive ... way nicer than Tahoe/Suburban. This SS seems more true to the historic SS formula, unlike Cobalt/Malibu.

    If GM can somehow, miraculously, keep the price within reach of those that want to buy it, then it should work. Price this at $40k and you'll lose most of them.

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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrbowtie
    Wow I really like it. With 400hp who cares about the interior.
    just like the Impreza,performance&AWD and nobody cares about the interior

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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    hot to def loco.

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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    It'll be $40K+ MSRP. It's a sweet truck, but only a few of those that it intrests will be able to afford it.

    Maybe when it fails to sell 500,000 copies a year they'll conclude that nobody wants a mid-size SUV anymore and discontinue the GMT-360s.
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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    I think that there is a market for this. I -hope- that they price it in the $38K range. That wouldn't be bad.

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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    If I had the money I would but this. I wold rather have a smaller SUV than a big one and the trailblazers ride really nice. I just like the envoy interior better.
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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    Awesome!!

    I really hope a manual is available. The SSR (same platform as TB) offers the T-56 6-speed manual, I don't see why it wouldn't work in the Trailblazer.

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    i dont think it will have a manual trans according to my sources. but you will be able to get the 5.3 in the short trailblazer now.

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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewGS
    nobody wants a mid-size SUV anymore


    I think you're jumping the gun there. While mid-size SUV sales have been slipping because of rising gas prices, I still think there's a market for them. If GM were to drop the mid-size SUV's, buyers would probably just go buy an Explorer or something else.
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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    Ahh, gotta love the auto trans, seems like GM will never learn...

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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    i saw that too, auto tranny? please give us a manual, but really the durango r/t had an auto and it stilled moved FAST with only 250 hp and AWD too, this otta be nice, i would definetly consider one myself, if only i had money.....

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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    I think $40,000 would be an appropriate price tag.

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    Re: NYIAS: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

    Quote Originally Posted by s113
    I think you're jumping the gun there. While mid-size SUV sales have been slipping because of rising gas prices, I still think there's a market for them. If GM were to drop the mid-size SUV's, buyers would probably just go buy an Explorer or something else.
    You cut out the most important parts of that statement, that's called changing the context.

    I know that mid-sized SUVs are still going to be popular, but in an attempt at sarchasm I pointed-out that if it doesn't sell as well as the Slinky they'll think there's no market and pull the plug on the whole thing, similar to the Oldsmobile, B-body, F-body, etc..
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