There’s one piece to Chevrolet’s crossover puzzle missing from its portfolio. Now that the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has moved into the compact space, and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has reaffirmed its full-size proportions, the bowtie brand needs a true mid-size CUV.
Such a model is coming, and as we’ve reported in the past, it’s likely going to have the Blazer name attached to it. Autoline Daily has dug up new details surrounding the mid-size crossover, which we should expect to see some time next year as a late 2018 or 2019 model.
Proportionally, the 2018 Chevrolet Blazer (or 2019 Chevrolet Blazer) will be a five-passenger vehicle with extra room to differentiate it from the smaller Equinox while being smaller than the larger Traverse. The latest intel also pegs the Blazer as riding on the General Motors’s C1 platform, likely the same variant that underpins the 2017 GMC Acadia and 2017 Cadillac XT5. The 2018 Traverse and 2018 Buick Enclave ride on an extended-length variant of the C1 architecture.
As such, the Blazer will be a tried-and-true crossover, rather than a body-on-frame SUV — far from what it was during its SUV heyday in the 20th century.
The report goes on to say the new Blazer will find a production home at a GM Mexico facility.