The first production units of the all-new Chevy Trailblazer are rolling off GM’s assembly line in Rayong, Thailand, with the first model made being the top-of-the-line LTZ trim powered by the 2.8 liter turbo-diesel Duramax engine.
The Thai-made Trailblazer will be sold in Thailand and exported to more than 50 markets around the world, with the U.S. not being on the list for the time being. The seven-seat SUV is based on GM’s new global body-on-frame truck architecture shared with the all-new Colorado and “features premium ride comfort and handling dynamics for urban and highway driving, matched by superior off-road capabilities”, according to General Motors.
The automaker added a third shift to its assembly and powertrain plants, which serves to increase output of the Colorado for export markets as well as to assemble the Trailblazer. At launch, the SUV will be available in seven exterior colors — including Summit White, Black Sapphire, Sizzle Red, Auburn Brown, Blue Mountain, Royal Gray, and Switchblade Silver.