Chevrolet is preparing to fill out its crossover portfolio with the 2017 Trax handling subcompact duties, the 2018 Equinox filling the compact space, the 2018 Traverse growing to fill the full-size space and soon the 2018 (2019?) Blazer to settle into the mid-size segment.
The bowtie brand has been spied testing the Blazer once again, though it still remains heavily camouflaged. It’s difficult to pinpoint any true design cues since plenty of cladding is also present to distort the Blazer’s shape, too. Though, if we had to take a shot in the dark, its front end does remind us of the 2018 Traverse for than the 2018 Equinox. It seems to be slightly more elongated.
The 2018 or 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will ride on General Motors’ C1 platform, which also underpins the 2017 GMC Acadia. Expect the Blazer to also follow the Acadia’s powertrain lineup; a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6 will likely be the sole options unless GM has some updates coming for both crossovers down the road.
We’ll likely see the Blazer show face sometime next year, which leaves its model year designation up in the air. If it’s early 2018, we may see it as a 2018 vehicle. If Chevrolet reveals it later on next year, expect it as a 2019 model year vehicle.
Spy shots: Four Wheeler