General Motors has just released the first official images of the all-new three-row Chevrolet Blazer’s interior design. Developed primarily for the Chinese market, this new variant of the Blazer, first presented last November during the 2019 Chevrolet Gala Night, will officially launch in China during the first half of the 2020 calendar year.
As with the exterior, most of the interior of the 2020 three-row Chevrolet Blazer is identical to the one found in the regular five-seat model developed in North America. As such, the midsize-plus utility’s dashboard is inspired by the design introduced on the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, offering a sense of sportiness and technology that differentiate it from any other SUV in the market.
While the design and location of dashboard elements are practically the same as those of the North American model, it should be noted that the Chevrolet Blazer’s floating central touchscreen for China has a rectangular frame and a diagonal size of 10 inches – as opposed to the hexagonal frame and 8-inch display that we already knew. The larger screen size also altered the layout of the surrounding buttons compared to its two-row counterpart.
Of course, the most substantial difference in the Chinese-market Chevrolet Blazer’s cabin is the inclusion of the third row of seats because it has a larger rear overhang and an extended roofline. Mounted on the intermediate variant of the GM C1 platform, this new Blazer has a 196-inch-long body and a 2+3+2 seating configuration designed to meet the needs and preferences of Chinese families.
GM claims that the extended Chevrolet Blazer has a total of 37 storage spaces and up to 1,970 liters (69.6 cubic feet) of maximum cargo volume when the second- and third-row seats are folded. Additionally, the large panoramic roof measuring more than one square meter contributes to the feeling of spaciousness in the 2020 three-row Blazer’s cabin.
The all-new Chevrolet Blazer with three rows of seats will position itself as the brand’s flagship SUV in China, above the Tracker, Trailblazer and Equinox. Although there currently are no indications that the vehicle will be offered in other countries, it is an ideal midsize-plus SUV for markets where the Chevrolet Traverse is not sold because it is too large. For that reason, we do not expect to see a seven-passenger Blazer in the U.S. market anytime soon.