When we saw the Chevrolet FNR-X concept, I was slightly confused: what exactly was the futuristic concept vehicle, with its bold, aggressive and sporty styling, and spaceship-like interior, previewing? Then we saw rumors of Chevy bringing back the Blazer as a midsize crossover, and it all came together: what is the FNR-X is a actually a harbinger for the 2019 Chevy Blazer?
When you peel away the concept styling and cabin, what you end up with is a midsize crossover — precisely what the 2019 Chevy Blazer is rumored to become. It has the general proportions and overall aesthetic that would fit right into the midsize CUV segment, where its primary competitors will be the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano.
We surmise that the next-generation Chevrolet Blazer will share the regular wheelbase C1 platform with the second-gen GMC Acadia, which is selling like hotcakes. The model will likely offer two rows of seating as standard and three rows as an option. But don’t expect the new Blazer to live up to its the off-road reputation of Blazers before it: the the car platform of the rumored model will not provide the proper chassis for going way off-road. That said, it’s entirely possible that new Blazer could get a model analogous to the Acadia’s All-Terrain package, which includes among other features includes Hill Descent Control and an Advanced All-Wheel Drive System.
So, what of the idea that the Chevrolet FNR-X concept is a well-disguised sneak peak at the next Blazer? Tell us what you think in the comments and don’t forget to follow our Chevy Blazer news coverage.