We’ve known Chevrolet has been busy restructuring its crossover lineup to better suit the needs of the consumer at large. This meant the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox would shrink, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse would remain full size and a new, midsize crossover would emerge to fill the gap.
Now that the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has indeed been reimagined as a compact crossover to do battle with the Honda CR-Vs and Toyota RAV4s of the world, we have our first glimpse of the brand’s midsize crossover.
The CUV pictured will likely revive the Blazer name and share the same C1 platform, or Chi, as the 2017 GMC Acadia. There isn’t confirmation this is indeed the 2018 Chevrolet Blazer, but it sure does look like a Chevrolet, and the overall size and profile look identical to the 2017 Acadia. We can spot a traditional Chevrolet grille beneath the camouflage and the taillamps are reminiscent of the 2018 Equinox’s rear lights.
Chevrolet told us at the unveiling of the 2018 Equinox it has big plans for its crossover portfolio now that its car business is up to snuff. That means it’s likely we could see the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2018 Chevrolet Blazer both bow in 2017 after the Equinox goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017.
Spy shots: Automotive News