Each automotive brand typically has certain characteristics that sets it apart and distinguishes it from others. Some even go as far as to keep a level of design uniformity across their vehicle lineup, all in the name of consistency that identifies the entire vehicle lineup as being of a particular automaker/brand. When it comes to Chevrolet models, we can already see that commonality in the dual-port grille and the common taillamp design and lighting signature. But the Bow Tie brand, having recognized just how good of a thing it has going with the all-new 2019 Blazer, says that the design will inspire future Chevy crossovers.
“[The concept] fully embodies the future development trend of Chevrolet SUVs, including their powerful capability, all-around comfort and advanced connectivity technology”, reads the presser.
In other words, future Chevrolet SUVs will draw inspiration from the design of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, which features thin daytime running lamps, followed by a set of primary headlamps, as well as a bold and aggressive grille – all of which emit a very athletic, sporty feel inspired by the Camaro. Going forward, we should expect these features to make their way to Chevy’s other crossovers, such as the future Trax, future Traverse, and future Equinox.
In fact, recent spy shots have confirm that the design of the upcoming 2020 Chevrolet Trax will be heavily inspired by the 2019 Blazer. Its prominent grille is evident through the camouflage, as are the sleek daytime running lights followed by a primary lighting element below. You can also spot the large panoramic sunroof that dominates most of the crossover’s roof, naturally complementing the prominent C-pillar.
Another notable similarity between the 2020 Trax prototype and the 2019 Blazer are the sharp, sculpted treatments of particular areas – such as the overall roofline, the junction between the roofline and A-pillar, as well as the entire A-pillar.
The rear end of the 2020 Trax remains well-hidden, though we can spot the positioning of the taillights, the integrated exhaust tips, and position of the license plate cutout.
We should also note that Chevrolet’s press release on the 2019 Blazer called the crossover the “boldest, most progressive expression of the Chevrolet crossover design theme.” Its wide stance, rigid proportions, and dramatic body lines add a sporty appearance that can be seen from all angles.
“The Blazer has attitude. It looks commanding on the road, while fulfilling the promise of versatility at the heart of every Chevy crossover and SUV”, added John Cafaro, executive director of Global Chevrolet Design.
The midsize 2019 Blazer is positioned between the compact Equinox and full-size Traverse. It offers unique design elements on on each trim level that cater to customers looking for both utility and style. The Premier trim offers additional bright chrome accents, while the Blazer RS has a more aggressive, blacked-out appearance.
Other highlights of the 2019 Blazer include:
- Driver-centric interior and distinctive looks on all models
- Five-passenger seating with up to 64.2 cubic feet (1,818 L) of max cargo space with second-row seats folded flat
- Adjustable sliding rear seat
- Available Chevy-first cargo management system with a rail system and cargo fence
- Standard 2.5L I-4 and available 3.6L V6 engines, each mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission
- Standard front-wheel-drive, with available AWD as well as an advanced twin-clutch AWD system
- 4,500 pounds (2,041 kg) estimated max trailering with the available 3.6L V6
- Available Hitch View feature that helps the driver align the hitch with the trailer
Stay tuned to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Blazer news.