The wait for a lot of Chevy fans is set to see a halt by this year end, as the US auto manufacturer has confirmed its plans for bringing in the latest SUV from its stable to the Philippines. Against the likes of tall, strong and handsome SUVs from other brands, the new Chevy Trailblazer will soon lock horns with Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Montero Sport and Ford Everest, offering them sleepless nights. Being a tough, sturdy road machine itself, this new Chevy SUV is definitely gonna offer tough time to these big players of the market. After been overshadowed by its fierce competitors over the years due to its plain design language, this time around the US brand has made its plans clear about the upcoming Trailblazer. You’ll get a bolder, wilder and more aggressive Trailblazer this time around, which would spice up the urban SUV segment of the Philippines for sure. The brand from US is ready to add a tough contender in its fleet by the end of this year, which is what make us pen down this article granting our readers with all the aspects about the upcoming American SUV and makes it dynamic in every aspect. However, till the time facelift model is released in the country, there are several promos on the present outgoing Trailblazer which can interest you.
With a more upmarket and trendy design, the facelift Trailblazer's design certainly good enough to blow your mind at a first glance. Unlike, its predecessor that touted a plain, simple and subtle styling, this big SUV has undergone a makeover for good. Establishing a mark against the Fortuner and the Everest isn’t a walk in the park for sure but with this makeover it seems the company’s designers have done a fairly good job to outclass the competition. However, the scene isn't as crystal clear as it seems and the time would tell how consumers will take the upcoming.
The tough SUV from America houses a design with adequate cuts and slashes, handsome ride height and authoritative front. Starting from the front, it boasts an edgy face full of chrome, bull-horn shaped LED headlamps cluster and stylish new bumper. The bumpers have been granted optimum cuts and slashes while the fog lamps housing is next to fantasy. The brand’s emblem takes the centre spot at the front with pride while the roof rails, stepboards, rear spoiler and 10-spoke large alloy wheels add to its sporty character.
The changes inside the cabin are immense and you won’t feel that it is the same Chevy Trailblazer that you were used to see. The cabin has been redressed significantly and believe us, it would be one of the wisest moves the US brand had ever made. It now features a dual-tone dashboard, MyLink infotainment system with touchscreen, supreme leather quality on seats and all-new multifunction steering wheel. The changes are gross and noteworthy. Plus, the screen at the centre console serves as a purpose of App integration and comes with voice command support. The infotainment system comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features, which is another value addition to the new SUV.
Safety packed cabin
Safety has already been on cards for the American automaker and the facelift Trailblazer is no exception. The brand has loaded it with quality features ensuring the passengers and driver are safe at all instants. The list of features it crams include Blind Warning Assist, Lane Change Assist, Front Parking Sensors, Reverse Camera with cross traffic alert system, Anti-lock braking system with brake distribution, Panic Brake Assist, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist and Collision Warning. Being a large SUV like this, one can expect all these features integrated for the betterment of the occupants and Chevrolet hasn’t let us down on this front. Based on the pick-up Colorado, Trailblazer adorns a tough, strong and reliable base, which would be hard to pull down by any means.
Power packed engine
Undergone an array of alterations, the new Trailblazer is certainly a treat to watch from inside as well as outside. However, under the flesh it continues to cram the same 2.8-litre DURAMAX CRDI engine capable of churning out a max power of 200 hp at 3600 rpm and a peak torque of 500 Nm at 2000 rpm. While the lower engine option with a displacement capacity of 2.5-litre can pump out a max power output of 163 hp along with a peak torque of 380 Nm. The values are good enough to challenge the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest, which produces max power of 174 hp with 2.8-litre engine and 200 hp with 3.2-litre engine respectively. The engine is meant to help you cruise along the paved high speed roads as well as carve your way through off-roads and as far as company’s word is concerned you won’t be disappointed.
There are months before you can actually experience the new Trailblazer on road, but with its release outside nation can help us evaluate its performance and dynamics on and off the road. One thing is for sure that we can be conclusive that it would certainly spice up the market giving hard time to its arch rivals.