Earlier this month, we shared the first images of the 2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV that adopted the cosmetic changes introduced by the refreshed 2021 S10 midsize pickup – from which it is derived. Now, General Motors has just officially launched the updated TrailBlazer in Brazil, where it will go on sale next week with notable new features that enhance its attractiveness and competitiveness in the local large SUV segment.
The 2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV strengthens the brand’s utility portfolio in the Brazilian market, which registered a significant growth of 45% in the first seven months of the year thanks to the all-new Tracker and the expanded Equinox lineup. As such, the updated 2021 TrailBlazer has a new look, mechanical enhancements, and more standard connectivity features as its main competitive advantage.
“Anyone looking for a comfortable large 4×4 SUV usually travels a lot,” said Marketing and Product Executive Director of GM South America, Rodrigo Fioco, in an official press release. “Because Brazil is a continental country with non-uniform internet signal coverage, the greater stability of the new TrailBlazer’s Wi-Fi brings great benefits to this type of consumer. It’s another strong argument,” he added.
As expected, the 2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer will only be available in the Premier trim level in Brazil. In addition to its new front-end look with the prominent horizontal-bar grille, high-relief CHEVROLET lettering and gold bow tie at the bottom right, the refreshed TrailBlazer SUV stands out for offering an on-board Wi-Fi hotspot and autonomous emergency braking – unprecedented in its segment.
Its three-row, seven-seat cabin was updated with new features that contribute to a better on-board experience. These include Chevrolet’s new wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, improved materials, a new hi-fi audio system, a power-adjustable driver’s seat as well as multiple driver assistance and safety systems.
Mechanically, the 2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is equipped with the 2.8L I-4 XLD28 turbo-diesel Duramax engine with 200 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, as the only powertrain option. However, according to GM, the engine received a new turbine and a software update in the electronic control unit that allows for improved acceleration and reduces the turbo lag effect. Four-wheel drive is standard.
The 2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SUV will be available throughout the Chevrolet dealer network in Brazil in early September, with three alloy wheel designs and seven paint color choices: Summit White, Graphite Gray, Switchblade Silver, Gold Black, Edible Berries Red, Topaz Gray and Eclipse Blue. The starting price of the TrailBlazer Premier in the Brazilian market is 269,850 BRL, or about $48,235 USD at the current exchange rate.