GM just held the North American debut of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer at the 2019 Los Angeles International Auto Show in November. While Chevrolet revealed some noteworthy details about the model, there are still a few things that the Bow Tie brand didn’t discuss, such as the fact that the new small crossover will offer an optional performance package that GM Authority has just uncovered.
The Performance Package for the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer includes the following features:
- 1.3L turbo engine L3T engine making 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque
- 4,255-lb. GVWR
- Sport mode
- Snow mode
Hence, the model gets the more potent 1.3L inline three-cylinder engine, rather than the turbo 1.2L I-3 (137 horsepower / 166 pound-feet of torque) that serves as the base motor on the new Trailblazer.
|Engine||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / NM @ RPM)||Transmission|
|1.2L Turbo LIH||137 / 102 @ 5000||166 / 220 @ 2500||CVT|
|1.3L Turbo L3T||155 / 115 @ 5600||174 / 236 @ 1500||9-speed auto|
Assigned GM RPO code Y63, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer performance package is available only on the LT trim level with FWD, since AWD models gets the 1.3L turbo engine as standard. The package also requires the addition of two other packages:
- Automatic climate control
- SiriusXM Radio
- 8″ diagonal color touchscreen display
- 2 type-A charging-only USB ports
- 120-volt power outlet
- Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror
- Driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors with covered sliding visors
Driver Confidence Package:
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Rear Park Assist
All things considered, the Performance Package on the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a bit of a misnomer, since it simply upgrades the front-drive LT model with the uplevel turbo 1.3L engine, which is included on all AWD models of the new Trailblazer crossover. In other words, the package doesn’t offer any more performance beyond the regularly-available engine, though it does give the front-drive LT trim some more pep that wasn’t available otherwise.
The new Chevrolet Trailblazer slots in as a subcompact-plus model, between the subcompact Trax and compact Equinox. It represents the seventh utility to the Chevrolet family and will start under $20,000 when it launches in the spring of 2020. Production will take place at the GM Bupyeong plant in Korea.
|Subcompact CUV||Subcompact Plus CUV||Compact CUV||Midsize CUV||Full-Size CUV||Full-Size SUV||Extended-Length Full-Size SUV|