2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Announced For America32
Though GM initially revealed the all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer back in April, details on the new crossover were few and far between. That’s now changed, since the Detroit-based automaker officially announced the model for the United States, providing a few more details on the vehicle.
So then, the all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer will join the Bow Tie brand’s crossover SUV lineup as a new entry slotted between the subcompact Trax and compact Equinox. In that regard, the new Trailblazer will be somewhat of a “subcompact plus” offering.
The design looks like a shrunken 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, which is something we have reflected on when seeing this vehicle undergoing testing. And that theme is very much on purpose. After all, GM had previously stated that the design language of the new Blazer will inspire the styling of all future Chevrolet crossovers.
“The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”
When it launches in early 2020, the Chevrolet Trailblazer will offer an RS trim level, which features a standard two-tone roof that allows customers to purchase a vehicle that reflects their lifestyle.
The crossover’s unique individuality will be paired with various standard GM active safety features, including Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, as well as Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It also offers optional Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Park Assist and a High Definition Rear Vision Camera that provides additional assistance to customers while parking.
“These features deliver added confidence and peace of mind behind the wheel, helping drivers monitor the vehicle’s surroundings and the driving environment with an available combination of camera, short-range radars and ultrasonic sensors,” Majoros added.
The introduction of the new Chevrolet Trailblazer gives Chevy one of the broadest lineups of crossovers and SUVs, expanding the brand’s U.S. crossover offerings from four to five models.
Chevrolet said that it will share product specifications and pricing at a later date, though we already know that the new crossover rides on the GM VSS-F platform (or rather, vehicle set). Like the current Trax, the new Trailblazer will be assembled by GM Korea and imported into the U.S.
To note, we initially reported that this new Chevrolet Trailblazer would be the all-new Trax. Months later, we had new information that the second-gen Trax would simply be named Trailblazer in the U.S. market. As it turns out, this will not be the case, and GM will continue selling the first-generation Trax in the U.S. for the foreseeable future. In China, the first-generation Chevrolet Trax will be discontinued in favor of the all-new Chevrolet Tracker on the GM GEM platform.
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It’s great to see GM adding these standard safety features. Better late than never.
Dang do they have people that work there GM stop making every vehicle look the same that just one of many reasons why people choose another brand omg
We must be thinking of two very different GMs. This looks similar-ish to the Blazer. That’s it. You wanna see a brand with every vehicle that looks the same? Audi, BMW, Volvo, Mercedes.
Yes that’s true, but they know to make great designs that you want replicate. Chevy doesn’t.
It is called family styling and it is nothing new. The Chevys in the 60’s and 70’s share similar styling on many models. Many had round tail lamps and or similar grills.
” which features a standard two-tone roof that allows customers to purchase a vehicle that reflects their lifestyle”
Lol well my lifestyle is white up top and black down below…
Same here buddy. Gotta love those Italian genes. LOL
Wow, this will replace my 07′ SS model…?
Great looking vehicle for sure. The only problem is that this thing will clobber the Trax when it hits showrooms (as will the Encore GX to the current Encore) as buyers will likely be willing to pay more for a slightly larger and newer subcompact crossover. It’s anybody’s guess if GM ever plans on redesigning the Trax and US-spec Encore or if they will be left to wither away.
You are correct that they may “clobber” the current Encore/Trax, but you are also missing a huge point in that same statement. The people (hopefully) should be coming into the dealers in large numbers requesting these new ones. Many of these same people will or may not be able to afford the new models, but can be easily turned to the “old” Trax/Encore models which will have huge incentives and promotions. In other words, the new ones will draw them in. The old ones, although new, will close many deals on price. Just the way it works, and it’s good for Buick and Chevrolet because it’s bringing in people and maybe many new people.
I see S10 Blazer? Might be same size? I want a manual and an Xtrme model. C’mon Chevy. Explore new roads.
Explore new roads? You just mentioned models and trims from the nineties.
i think he meant to say, “like a rock”
I’m literally waiting for someone to say not my Trailblazer or this car doesn’t deserve the trailblazer name haha. Some folks complained about the Blazer name but not this? Okay guys I see y’all.
Not a fan of the gaping black Toyota mouth, especially the red one’s. Not sure about the black A pillar–I like the angularity, but it may be too thick.
It looks like a family member, I guess. It’s decent in ways but looks like they copied other brands in others.
The windshield and A pillar angle are more upright, which make for a more roomy feeling.
Has a more rugged look and should sell well.
I am so sick of Chevy RS models. Anyone can make cars look fast and do nothing else.
is this supposed to compete with the new ford escape?
if that is the case, i like gm’s chances.
the trailblazer looks a lot better than the milqetoast escape.
and i don’t care what the HP/displacement numbers are, when buyers learn the escape is sporting a 3 cylinder engine that is going to give them pause.
The old Escape competed with the Equinox. I’m not sure where the new Escape fits in the segment? It looks like a step backwards to me. A tall, fish-faced raised Focus blob-thingy!
I agree. The Trailblazer looks better. But, it could also pass as a Kia or Hyundai.
Original design is getting more difficult on these bread boxes.
The new Escape still competes with the Equinox. The looks are subjective. The segment is not.
Another great name goes down the drain. So can we at least see the next gen Traverse on a RWD platform with a small block V8 performance option?
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Announced For America???
No 2020 this year?
Nice to see another import sent to the US after GM has “unallocated” plants here. Not very smart as well to announce this when contract talks with the UAW are right around the corner.
What a handsome little CUV
What kind of engines and/or Batteries will it have ? Will it get the 1.5 Turbo, 2.0 turbo, and a 65 kWh battery ?
No clue yet… but I would not count on the 2.0T.
So, the Trailblazer does not replace the Trax. Was wondering why they would want to replace the Trax and change its name to a one that used to exist on a larger vehicle. Does this mean the Trax is going away in the future? Or will a full redesigned Trax be coming?
I think the Trax will eventually get phased out in North America. It already has a replacement – the new Tracker – but it’s not coming to North America (perhaps to Mexico) since it wasn’t engineered for the proper standards (low-cost GEM platform):
Another option is that the next-gen Tracker (in 6/7 years) gets overhauled on a “real” platform like VSS-F of the Trailblazer.
They ruined the Trailblazer! It’s supposed to be like a toyota 4runner. The trailblazer is supposed to be a true 4X4 and based off the Chevrolet Colorado, not a tiny crossover with AWD. I have a trailblazer and it is the best car that I have ever had. It is a 2002 LT with 198,000 miles on it and it still runs like a champ. Now Ford will have the capable bronco back, Toyota has there reliable 4runner, and Jeep has the off road wrangler champ. There’s not alot of truck based chassis left.
Your flavors of the day are Banana Cherry, Banana Grape, Banana Strawberry. EVERYTHING (almost ie Dodge Challenger et el) looks the same. Actually they ALL look like they were styled in Asia and belong in a Mad Max Movie. Also I don’t give a rats rear end about COMMUNIST China. They manipulated and stole everything from the US to grow their economy on the backs of American workers. Take your Globalist garbage and stick it where the sun don’t shine.