Chevy unveiled its all-new Trailblazer this week at the Bangkok International Motor Show. Dubbed by the manufacturer as “Chevy’s most significant play in the competitive body-on-frame SUV segment,” the Trailblazer comes in two and four-wheel-drive configurations and three-row, tumble and fold-flat seating.
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Power comes from GM’s new 4-cylinder Duramax turbo-diesel engines, with 2.5L and 2.8L displacements for 150 and 180 hp respectively, which the brand says are designed to last 240,000 km. Additional powertrains for other markets are TBA.
Chevy says the Trailblazer his the sweet spot between off-roader and urban commuter, with independent five-link rear suspension, and coil springs that provide better suspension articulation. It was developed in tandem with the Colorado mid-size pick-up.
The Trailblazer features exterior styling developed at GM’s South American Design Centre in São Caetano do Sul, Brazil, and such standard features as electronic stability control, hydraulic brake assist, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, panic brake assist, engine drag control, hill descent control, and dynamic rear brake proportioning.