General Motors is expanding its crossover offerings by reintroducing the Chevy Trailblazer nameplate as a new subcompact crossover. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer was just unveiled to the U.S. market at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) last month, slotting in between the Chevrolet Trax and Chevrolet Equinox in the Bow Tie brand’s model cadence. So far, just two trim levels have been announced, including the sporty RS and the outdoorsy Activ (although we broke the rest of the lineup in an exclusive post earlier this month). Now, we’re taking a look at the new Activ in our exclusive photo gallery captured on the floor of the 2019 LAAS.
To help it stand apart from the RS, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Activ is equipped with a variety of unique styling bits, starting in front with a unique grille treatment and fascia. Unlike the sport mesh of the RS, the Active hers a bolder, segmented grille insert with chunky styling elements, plus a faux skid plate element lower in the fascia that provides enhanced ground clearance.
The top lighting signature pulls back into the front fenders, while large lower headlamps provide the majority of forward illumination.
In the sides, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Activ shows off its two-tone roof treatment, which is punctuated by a floating roof design for the C-pillar. Lower in the body, the new Trailblazer gets a matte-black treatment for the side skirts and fender lines. We also find chunkier 17-inch Hankook Dynapro AT2 sport terrain tires to help the Activ take advantage of its off-road-tuned suspension setup.
The rear end finishes it off with a roof spoiler element, wraparound tail lamps, and a faux lower skid plate. The exhaust tips get a trapezoidal shape, unlike the rounded exhaust tips found on the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS.
Check out the rest of our exclusive photos in the gallery below, and stay tuned, as we’ll have more on the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer posted soon. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Trailblazer news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.