During a recent media drive event in the Philippines, a long line of the local-market Chevrolet Trailblazer models posed for the camera, giving us this cool conga line shot of the second-gen midsize SUV forming up in single file down a two-lane road.
Seeing so many examples of the same Chevrolet model winding off into the distance is a cool example of perspective, providing us with a look at what a flock of Trailblazers could look like out in the wild. A herd of Trailblazers? A pack? How about both?
Of course, with so many Chevrolet Trailblazer models crammed into one spot, the temptation is to get off the paved stuff and, ya know, blaze some flippin’ trails (pun fully intended). As such, we’d expect a Z71 Special Edition alpha model to keep the more unruly members in line.
For those who may be unaware, the international-market Chevrolet Trailblazer is based on the same GMT 31XX platform as the international-market Chevrolet Colorado, also known as the Chevrolet S10 in some markets. The architecture serves as the basis for the North American-market Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, which differ in many ways from their international-market cousins.
Providing motivation for the Trailblazer is GM’s 2.8L Duramax turbodiesel XLD28 four-cylinder engine, which produces upwards of 200 horsepower and 500 Nm (369 pound-feet) of torque. Alternatively, buyers can go for the smaller 2.5L Duramax turbodiesel XLD25 four-cylinder, which produces 163 horsepower and 380 Nm (280 pound-feet of torque). Both two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive are offered. Pricing starts at 1,618,888 Philippine pesos, or $31,569 at current exchange rates (8/1/2019).
Unfortunately for those looking to participate in a second-gen Chevrolet Trailblazer conga line for themselves, this model isn’t offered in the U.S. market, which is too bad, because we’re digging the combo of pickup truck bones, SUV styling, and diesel torque.
That said, stateside Chevy fans will still have a shot at the all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer crossover, so stay on the lookout for that model, which slots between the subcompact Trax and compact Equinox, early next year.