Chevy fans in Colombia will soon have an attractive new crossover to buy – the 2019 Blazer. The Detroit-based automaker announced the Blazer at the Bogotá International Motor Show in Bogotá.
“Our new Chevrolet Blazer is an example of the evolution of the brand in terms of design and technology, establishing a new language for the SUV family and extending our momentum in one of the fastest growing segments of the industry,” said Fernando Agudelo, President of General Motors South America West (in a statement translated from Spanish by GM Authority). “As the Camaro of SUVs, the Blazer will complement the portfolio of Chevy trucks, along with the Chevrolet Equinox, Traverse, Trailblazer, and Tahoe.”
It looks like much of what the 2019 Blazer comes with in the U.S. market will be available in the South American country. The press release notes the 2019 Blazer will offer various GM active safety technologies, including lane keep assist, front pedestrian detection, automatic park assist with cross traffic alert, forward collision alert, and adaptive cruise control.
Power will come from the 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine, which produces 310 horsepower and features auto stop/start. Though Chevrolet’s announcement didn’t state it explicitly, we believe that lower-end models will be powered by the less powerful 2.5-liter LCV I4 engine. Regardless of engine, the GM 9-speed automatic transmission will do shifting duty.
Inside, the Blazer borrows some Camaro design cues, such as the circular air vents. The center stack consists of an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The glove box locks electronically. Other features include a rearview camera, an adjustable sliding rear seat, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear ventilation, rear seat reminder alert, GM’s patented Teen Driver feature, and much more.
“The new Chevrolet Blazer is an ‘SUV with an attitude,’ as it has an innovative style to attract a new generation of customers, with two rows that offer seats for five passengers and all-wheel drive,” said Luis Salem, Vice President of Marketing at GM South America West. “It will be the center of attention for its incredible design.”
The introduction of the 2019 Blazer in Colombia marks a notable change in strategic direction for GM/Chevrolet in South America, which previously offered a disjointed lineup of models that didn’t correlate to the automaker’s range in North America.
The all-new Blazer goes on sale in Colombia in 2019.
About Chevrolet Blazer
The Chevrolet Blazer is a mid-size crossover utility vehicle (CUV). It is currently Chevrolet's second-biggest CUV, slotting between the compact Chevrolet Equinox and full-size Chevrolet Traverse. The current model was introduced for the 2019 model year and represents the fifth generation of the Blazer nameplate, which dates back to 1969. The model rides on the regular-wheelbase variant of the GM C1 platform shared most directly with the second-gen GMC Acadia and first-gen Cadillac XT5. The long-wheelbase variant of the same platform is shared with the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, and Cadillac XT6.
The 2019 Blazer flaunts attention-grabbing exterior design, seamlessly integrated customer-focused technologies and superb functionality. Many of the exterior and interior design elements are borrowed from the sixth-generation Camaro.
The 2019 Blazer range consists of four trim levels, including the base L, three mid-tier Blazer trim levels (consisting of three LT trims), the sporty Blazer RS and the range-topping Blazer Premier trim. New technology offered on the 2019 Blazer includes capless fuel fill, HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, and a Cargo Management System.
The Chevrolet Blazer is built at the GM Ramos Plant by GM Mexico.
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