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.