When GM officially announced the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer for the North American market, it only mentioned two trim levels – the RS and the new ACTIV trim. And now, GM Authority has learned that the new crossover will be offered in five trim levels when it goes on sale in the United States in 2020.
Overall, the new small crossover will be available in the following trims:
All of the trims will be available in either front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) with the exception of the base L model, which will be available in FWD only.
The ACTIV trim delivers a more rugged look, with a two-tone roof, unique front and rear fascia and dual exhaust, along with sport terrain tires and suspension tuning enhancements. Meanwhile, the RS features a sporty demeanor thanks to a performance-inspired mesh grille with black Chevy bow tie and unique front splitter elements, along with dual exhaust with circular tips.
Interestingly, Chevrolet’s range-topping Premier trim level is not part of the lineup, which marks a notable departure from the trim level structure of the Chevrolet Trax – which does offer a Premier model.
The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will be available with two engine choices, both of which are turbo-charged three-cylinders. The first is a boosted 1.2L making 137 horsepower and mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission, while the second, optional engine is the turbo 1.3L mated to the new GM 9-speed transmission making 155 horsepower.
|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|
The new Chevrolet Trailblazer arrives 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. The vehicle is built on the new GM VSS-F platform (vehicle set) that’s set to underpin all future non-electric GM vehicles with a front-drive configuration.