2020 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV Lands In Brazil12
General Motors has just introduced the 2020 Chevrolet TrailBlazer midsize SUV in Brazil with a single major change compared to the prior model year. Before we go on, we should clarify that we’re not talking about the recently introduced Trailblazer crossover, but rather the body-on-frame utility vehicle derived from the international-market Chevy Colorado/S10.
The only newsworthy change to the 2020 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is the addition of the Premier trim level to replace the LTZ trim level, a change that has permeated most of the Chevrolet lineup with the exception of the Silverado. The three-row SUV becomes the fourth Chevrolet model to see the switch from LTZ to Premier in Brazil, following the Equinox, Tracker (rebadged Trax) and the Spin. In fact, the Chevrolet TrailBlazer will be offered exclusively in the Premier trim level – which is the brand’s range-topping equipment group.
“The term sophistication has a very particular meaning to the off-road SUV segment. More than a status symbol, unique finishes and technology items need to add functionality. This concept is what permeates the Trailblazer Premier,” Rodrigo Fioco, Marketing Director at GM Brazil, said in a statement translated by GM Authority from Portuguese.
The 2020 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Premier delivers slightly more refined finishes for the exterior as much as the interior. The biggest change is the addition of a new interior color combination and soft-touch surfaces. The midsize Chevrolet SUV also incorporates all of GM’s active safety features, thereby delivering one of the most complete safety packages in its segment.
In addition to the OnStar Automatic Crash Response service, the 2020 Chevrolet TrailBlazer also includes Lane Change Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Blind Zoner Alert, and Rear Motion Alert. The three-row, body-on-frame utility also includes seven airbags, electronic traction control (TC), stability control (ESP), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Hill Descent Control (HDC).
Mechanically, the TrailBlazer Premier continues with the same two engine options the model has offered since its debut: the naturally-aspirated 3.6 V6 LLT making 279 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and the 2.8L I4 XLD28 Turbo-Diesel Duramax good for 200 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Both motors are coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2020 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Premier is already on sale in Brazil, where it is the brand’s range-topping utility vehicle positioned beyond the Equinox and Tracker. The 2020 TrailBlazer is offered in six exterior colors, which translate from Portuguese as follows: Red Chili, Red Edible Berries, Black Gold, Graphite Gray, White Summit, Silver Switchblade.
The 2020 model year represents the TrailBlazer’s ninth year on the market, as GM has been offering this model since the beginning of 2012 in South America, Southeast Asia and Oceania (as the Holden Colorado 7).
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Despite being nine years old, I find it to be a handsome looking vehicle.
Ugly! Generic bulbs CUV S with sportyish Camaro tail lights.
Looks like a 2009 edition.
Quit teasing us with real SUVs. Want!
Could this be the first move to brining it back globally? GM of Brazil is reported to be the group doing the new model.
A new model would be required here as this one is like the Holden truck and lacks much of what is needed here.
Also this bad Lexus like styling would pale to the new Bronco.
Also watch if more is done with the K5 name along with Jimmy.
Note the styling here is all the same on the nose compared to the present models. Will the new North American one adopt the new Blazer nose like we have seen in the fwd Trailblazer and the coming Nox update?
Just another under powered GM V6 same old body lines as all the rest, something new would be nice, fuckin little station wagons same old shit.
Brazil gets the Trailblazer we in America deserve.
Actually Brazil is going to design the Blazer you will want.
The one we have now would leave you disappointed as it is not what Americans expect or want. That is why we got a different Colorado,
GM built the Trailblazer ext in OKC from 2002-2006, the short wheelbase 5 passenger model was made in moraine, Ohio and discontinued in 2008. Both factories were closed and the 2nd generation was discontinued in North America. We had seen prototypes of the Brazilian version and it was going to be the 2nd generation in the USA until GM dropped body on frame midsize SUVs, in favor of CUVs. Meanwhile the Jeep Grand Cherokee and 4 runner are selling like hot cakes! GM can’t make a good decision if it had to, now they are bailing on the car market as well! With ford and Chrysler stopping production of everything but sports cars, GM could have the domestic car market to itself. But, they took the easy way out and continue to spend a fortune on electric and autonomous cars that won’t be high volume for two decades. The R & D on these vehicles is like a black hole, focus on core product a really great midsize car! What if gas goes up and trucks and suv sales hit rock bottom, GM is screwed! Low volume vehicles are necessary, but they don’t pay the bills. When will GM ever learn? Can’t keep closing plants every decade, there aren’t many left now in the USA. They have the talent and resources to make it happen, what are they waiting for? They don’t have to take the backseat to anybody, come on General, just do it!
We need a new K5 Blazer
Looks good to me. Already sold here as the Colorado truck, so why not sell this along side it? Give the US buyers a choice of something other than a front-drive based CUV. And yes, this is what should have come here and been called the Blazer!
I wish it would land in America too.
Good thing they didn’t put the ugly steering wheel in it, would have ruined the whole interior.