2019 Chevrolet Blazer
Chevrolet is expected to re-introduce the Blazer for the 2018 or 2019 model year, representing the first time that the Blazer name will be used in over a decade.
We initially believed that the Blazer will return as a 2018 model year vehicle, but now believe that it will make a comeback as a 2019 model year vehicle instead.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Chevrolet.
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Following are GM Authority’s renderings of the 2019 Chevy Blazer.
We expect the 2019 Blazer to be a mid-size crossover (CUV), rather than a body-on-frame Sport Utility (SUV), where it will fill the gap between the compact 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and full-size 2018 Chevrolet Traverse crossovers.
Following are our expectations of the 2019 Chevy Blazer:
- All-new crossover (CUV) for sale in North America, South America, China, Africa, and other global markets
- Mechanically similar, if not identical, to the 2017 GMC Acadia
- Mid-size crossover dimensions similar to the 2017 GMC Acadia, including an overall vehicle length of about 194 inches
- All-new exterior design in line with Chevrolet’s latest design language
- All-new interior with similar dimensions as the 2017 GMC Acadia, with two rows of seating for five passengers or an optional three rows of seating for seven passengers
- Based on the short-wheelbase variant of GM’s new C1 platform shared with the2017 GMC Acadia and 2017 Cadillac XT5; the long-wheelbase version of this platform will underpin the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2018 Buick Enclave
- Transverse engine orientation, front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive
- Light curb weight compared to other vehicles in its class thanks to the new C1XX architecture, contributing to great fuel economy and driving characteristics such as acceleration, braking, and handling
- All-new engine lineup consisting of either one of the following motors:
- All engines will likely be mated to GM’s 9T65 nine-speed automatic transmission; lower trim levels might feature the 6-speed automatic
- Design is rumored to be inspired by the Chevrolet FNR-X concept with:
- Either partial or complete LED lighting
- All models will likely feature dual exhaust, with various types of treatment
- Body line-mounted mirrors
- The latest Chevrolet MyLink infotainment and GM active safety/driver assistance systems
- Starting price of roughly $27,000
It is currently unknown where the 2019 Chevy Blazer will be produced, but we we believe that the production facility will be one of the following two GM plants:
- GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan – home to the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave
- GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee – home to the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5
A GM China plant will likely produce the vehicle for the Chinese market.
We expect the 2019 Blazer to compete in the mainstream midsize crossover space with the following vehicles:
- Ford Edge
- Nissan Murano
- Hyundai Santa-Fe Sport
- Kia Sorento
- Toyota Venza (discontinued)
- Toyota Highlander
- Honda Pilot
- Nissan Pathfinder
- Dodge Journey
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- GM’s own second-generation GMC Acadia
Our expectations of the new Chevy Blazer are based on GM’s trademark filings and spy shots.
- In November 2015, General Motors filed two trademark applications to register Blazer and Chevrolet Blazer with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The filings point to GM’s interest in securing the name for use in a future product/vehicle.
- In December 2016, a new Chevrolet crossover was photographed undergoing testing. The vehicle has a similar profile as the 2017 GMC Acadia with which it will be mechanically related, as is believed to be the new Blazer.
- In April 2017, Autoline Daily reported that GM will relaunch the Blazer name on a midsize crossover
- In August 2017, the new Blazer was caught undergoing testing in heavy camouflage