2019 Blazer Reveal Video: Watch Chevy Reveal Its Newest Crossover52
Less than 24 hours ago, Chevrolet unveiled the all-new 2019 Blazer crossover at a private media event in Atlanta. GM Authority was in attendance to bring you live coverage of the event to experience the new midsize CUV first hand, and now we’re bringing you a video recap of the live reveal.
The live reveal video features Alan Batey, who has the dual role of being in charge of GM North America as well as of the Chevrolet brand globally, as well as Mike Pevovar, who is in charge of the exterior design for the all-new 2019 Blazer. Perhaps the most exciting part of the unveiling, though, is when the sheet is pulled off the Blazer – perfectly synchronized to the beat drop of the dramatic music (at the 1:10 mark).
Hit the play button to watch the 2019 Blazer reveal for yourself.
About 2019 Chevrolet Blazer
Based on the regular wheelbase version of the GM C1 platform shared with the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5, the 2019 Blazer is a midsize crossover that slots between the compact Chevy Equinox and full-size Chevy Traverse. The crossover delivers bold styling, with a strong grille and muscular proportions. All models feature distinctive looks and exterior design personas, with the model range including the sporty Blazer RS and Blazer Premier trims.
The cabin features a driver-centric layout, while providing seating for five passengers. The rear seat slides back and forth, increasing rear seat legroom or cargo space, as needed. A maximum of 64.2 cubic feet (1,818 liters) of cargo is available with the second-row seats folded flat. A Chevy-first cargo management system with a rail system and cargo fence helps organize cargo and keep them in place. A panoramic dual-pane power sunroof is available. A suite of advanced GM active safety features is available.
Customers have the choice of two gasoline engines – a 2.5L I-4 LCV and a 3.6L V-6 LGX. Both motors are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is standard, and an advanced twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system is available.
The 2019 Blazer features a maximum towing rating of 4,500 pounds (2,041 kg) with the available 3.6L V-6 engine. An available Hitch View feature helps the driver align the hitch with the trailer.
The 2019 Blazer will arrive at U.S. dealerships in early 2019. Additional details and pricing will be announced closer to the start of production.
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Basically all these CUVs look alike.
This one is really a Camaro clone. I don’t see many SUV’s looking exactly like a Chevy Camaro. I figured it’s for the older Hot Rodder like myself at 56 yrs old, LOL. I just wished it would be available with 455 + Horsepower to make it real interesting.
If sharing a somewhat similar overall shape and layout means they look the same then I guess that’s true. But then by that same criteria all sedans, coupes and pickup trucks look the same…
“Basically all these CUVs look alike.” Said the blind man.
Very good looking vehicle. It is attention grabbing. It’s got that Range Rover Velar look to it.
Chevy had to close the gap between the Equinox and Traverse and this is a perfect product to do so. A body on frame vehicle wouldn’t make sense here. If one comes it should be placed in the Tahoe and Suburban family just like the Colorado is a little brother to Silverados. And if it comes it should be called a Trailblazer. I’m fine with Chevy calling this one Blazer.
I’m a little surprised there is no 3rd row option. Most if not all in its class have it.
You want a 3rd row? Get the GMC Acadia.
I’m actually happy this doesn’t have a 3rd row.
Not everyone needs it.
Traverse has more 3rd row space and comfort than a Tahoe. I just got the 2018 Traverse Redline Edition and it’s a great family mover. Even got rear space for a wheelchair and baby stroller.
Looks good but I am still not a fan of the tiny squinty eyed headlights.
Those are not actual headlights. Headlights are mounted beneath, were you would usually see fog lights.
Okay then. Still not sure, will have to see one for real.
They will probably revise them in a couple of years after they wake up, just as Jeep has done.
So the all new from the ground up Blazer doesn’t come with LED Headlights? Come on GM. Man this company makes no sense anymore. So I can get LED Headlights on the lower model Nox but not on the all new more expensive Blazer huh. Who approves this stuff man. And GM, please stop using that 2.5 when you have the 2.0T at your disposal. Stop cutting corners. It’s starting to get ridiculous.
This vehicle lacks everything. Just another mirror image of another unibody crossover. Body on frame is really needed for towing and stability. Had two Blazers and this new one brings nothing from the original. No ZR2 off road on this platform. Really missed the mark.
your so right, this new blazer goes on my list of the worst automobiles of 2018, everything about was pathetic, just like the smurf live action movies, it has none of the charm nor style of the original, even the four dour blazer from the 2000’s look way better than this shlock, this is just awful, shame on GM and chevy for this.
And it will sell like gang busters, so all of your historic nostalgia and negative comparison to a product made two decades ago matters how?
because this one is a big time joke, if this new one is the future, then I will stick with the past.
the past is not over.
The style of clothing or glasses come and go in cycles, it’s apparent that we’re in a CUV cycle and General Motors knows they need to do what they did when sedans were the hot ticket which means building CUV of every size possible because if the Trax is too small, there’s the Equinox, followed by this new Blazer, the Traverse, the Tahoe and finally the Suburban and you’ve got to think there’s an engineer that’s designing a CUV to fit between the Traverse and Tahoe.
GM is supposedly working on US version of the Trailblazer to be out next year or ’20. I hope that’s true.
What a disappointment ! Why must it follow the truck line with a massive high front end ? This must be GM trying to be the boldest , baddest on the market . The question is WHY ? The Blazer used to be a compactly understated vehicle and was popular . To me this is a sad and sorry attempt to be relevant in today’s marketplace !!
thank you, what a complete disgrace to the blazer name, i’m comparing this crossover to the pontiac aztek, the car killed pontiac completely.
GM needs to go back to the basics and design a retro style truck, cause this idiotic blazer crossover ain’t gonna cut it.
You just don’t get it… The Blazer name didn’t have that much heritage with it, it didn’t come up until what the early 70’s and has been gone for over a decade? Not exactly a ton of history behind the name. As much as I want to see it be a BOF off road beast those don’t sell (regardless of what a small majority says on a forum or site), they are in the business of building what sells. An off road BOF SUV would bring some buzz and probably be around for 3-5 years before sales start tanking, the newness wears off and they have to axe it like others before (FJ anyone?).
This fills a gap they needed, they had nothing mid size. If they brought the Colorado SUV here it would just lose comparison tests that are mostly on road to the competition except the 4runner (which it would probably fall short off road to) so it would come up short in reviews, eventually sales and then be dropped again. Maybe they will bring a special toy type off roader down the road if this sells well enough and makes them enough money, but I have my doubts. They will see how the Bronco sells first, this isn’t a competitor to it off road (ditto the jeeps) but instead it is to go against the Murano, Edge, outback and other on road cuv’s.
As nice as it would be for this to be built here they had some legitimate reasons it couldn’t (mainly capacity) but also look at the costs. The line workers in Mexico make about $5/hr where workers here are somewhere north of $25 last I heard on average. That is one reasons why vehicles are getting expensive, we are paying hourly rates like that to screw in dash boards and put doors on. Unions were great back in the day when working conditions and pay were rubbish, now it is just gready and they wonder why manufacturers keep trying to get production to cheaper countries. When payroll and benefits are your biggest expense they find ways to cut those back and they start with pay and automation to reduce their worforce.
All in all it is a nice CUV, one I would consider in that size range. Certainly has some style to set it apart and everything else looks good inline with or exceeding the competition; will be nice to see it in person and take it for a drive and see all the options and styles. Think GM did well with it on paper and in pics, we will see how it does in comparison tests and in the real world for the final judgement.
Just because it doesn’t fit your idea of what it should be doesn’t mean it is horrible, good thing you aren’t running the company or we might have one or two above average vehicles then go out of business.
I like it even if they went and trashed the Blazer name by putting it on this. I still wish they would bring out a true to form Blazer vehicle to be a Wrangler competitor though.
Here is the deal.
The old Blazer K5 was a hell of a vehicle. It was really cool with the lift off full roof.
But then time and markets changed, customers moved on and they became difficult to move.
The market just as with most vehicles today want 4 doors.
The Tahoe came and the buyers for the Blazer vanished.
If they brought back a K5 today it would have a good year or so but then die off again.
There is little global market for extra volume support too.
Even today the Jeep Wrangler mostly sells in 4 doors.
I loved the original Blazer and hold it on my want list for future purchase as a collectors vehicle bit today I fully accept that the market just could not support one long term.
The trick is they want to sell more than 50k units. This new one here should do very well and based on the GMC it should turn a decent profit. GM may see 30k a month sold here if priced right.
In the end it is not about feel good reminiscences of past days but product the average customer today wants.
They want affordable, mpg, utility, present ride and handling as females now account for at least half or more of the new car buyers today.
The bottom line is this will make money.
Yes they should have used a different name as not to piss off the dreamers but what is done is done.
I’m assuming “International House of Burgers” won’t last long 🙂
It could be refreshing (and amusing) to see a big organization swallow their pride and shift course. It would generate even more publicity if they announced “Instead of disgracing the Blazer name, we’re going to try ruining the Nomad name”.
Hey, how much can some emblems and owners manuals cost anyway?
the front grill is ugly –there is no need for GM to look like the ugly Toyotas . sorry Blazer reconfigure the grill
nothing here i like + NO manual tranny of course!! looks like everything else but at least it don’t use the problematic small turbo engines. it will be overpriced as most ALL vehicles are today with any kind of 4WD or AWD, FWD will be more reasonable but still too $$$$
Yes because the target market for this and other SUVs prefer a manual transmission….not
No V8 a deal breaker for me. I’ll take a Durango or Jeep Grand Cherokee with Hemi power instead.
oh –and what the hell GM not making it in the USA —there are Americans that want to work
Because the greedy Unions are paying line workers $25+ per hour to screw in speakers and assemble doors, it is too expensive for a business when they can do it for $5 elsewhere with the same quality. Unions were good 40 years when working conditions and pay were crap, now it is greed and it is costing them and the companies that employ and pay them. Although I heard mostly this was capacity driven.
Where is the diesel ? I thought we were promised more diesels.
Chevrolet’s new L3B 2.7L DOHC-v 4-cyl Turbo making 310 horsepower and 348 lbs-ft of torque would be a great fit in this new Blazer as it should give performance similar to the naturally aspirated 3.6L DOHC-4v V6 and still get better mileage.
Toyota wants it’s grille back.
For those who want a body on frame diesel powered 4WD in the mid-size class, check out the Holden Trailblazer Z71 2018 model. If you want two doors, buy the Colorado extended cab version – both with the 500 nm Duramax diesel. https://www.holden.com.au/cars/trailblazer/z71-suv
Follow the Leader, rather be the leader! The front grill facia looks like a a trout sucking air. Just because Lexus did it, does Blazer need to do it? Come on GM, take the lead in design.
I see Range Rover and Toyota and Jeep but not Chevy.
You know that new ad that shows the Trax, Equinox, and Traverse in a line? This would stick out like a sore thumb as number 3 of 4. Or, if attractive, would make the other three look dated.
Overall, pretty sharp looking.
1. GM, lets not start copying that ugly Toyota grill.
2. Blazer should be a bit more unique than everything else out there. Add a body on frame
and make it a true 4X4 with hi/low range.
That wouldn’t sell…