We’ve already shared most everything there is to know about Chevrolet’s all-new Blazer, including its trim levels, pricing, colors, rear exhaust treatments, and much more. But what we haven’t seen is the upcoming crossover’s bones… until now.
The 2019 Blazer rides on the short wheelbase GM C1 platform shared most directly with the second-generation GMC Acadia and first-generation Cadillac XT5. The architecture is of the unibody variety, meaning that its frame and body are welded together as if they were made from the same piece of metal.
That configuration is the direct opposite of a body-on-frame construction, where the body and frame are two separate components, and the former sits atop the latter. The fact that the new Blazer is a unibody vehicle has some people, mostly Blazer purists, up in arms – since the Blazer has traditionally used a body-on-frame construction.
Notably, the photo of the new Blazer’s frame above is that of the two-row Blazer. A slightly different, three-row model was recently previewed by by the Chevrolet FNR-CarryAll Concept revealed last week in China. That model is expected to go into production in the near future, joining the two-row version. Whether the three-row variant of the new Blazer will be available the United States is currently unclear.
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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