Revived Chevrolet Blazer series finally revealed
Chevrolet has debuted its new Blazer SUV series based on the Cadillac XT5 in the USA. First cars will roll to the authorized dealerships starting in January 2019.
The premiere was preceded by a weird teaser campaign featuring a mysterious man in a blazer jacket. Many brand fans tried their best to guess whether the image contains hidden cues, such as an allusion to the color scheme of the new vehicle. In the end, none of those proved true after all.
The front part of the Chevrolet Blazer is styled similarly to that of the latest-gen Camaro. Its dimensions are unknown so far, but the trunk compartment is going to be 1,818 liters large if you fold the rear seats.
The vehicle will be manufactured and assembled in the GM works in Mexico in three different trim levels – RS, Premier, and Standard. The top-spec Chevrolet Blazer RS will get its own radiator grille design and black 21-inch wheels. The Premier trim ships with 18-inch rims, 21-inch ones being optionally available.
The engine palette includes a 2.5L naturally-aspirated engine with 194 hp (145 kW) and 255 Nm (188 lb·ft) and a superior 3.6L V6 good for 309 hp (230 kW) and 365 Nm (269 lb·ft). Both are configured to work in conjunction with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Drive choices include front and on-demand 4WD.
Available options include panoramic roof, LED headlights, wireless phone charger, multimedia system with a touchscreen display, adaptive cruise control, climate control, heated steering wheel, and heated seats (both front and rear).
Prices will be announced later.
The Blazer car family has been produced in 1969 through 2011. The first models were based on the Chevrolet C/K pickup truck.