Last month, GM Authority exclusively reported that General Motors planned to imminently introduce a Chevrolet Blazer with a two-row, five-passenger configuration specifically for China. Now, the company has officially launched this new variant of the midsize crossover to strengthen Chevrolet‘s utility portfolio in the world’s largest automotive market.
As we stated in our previous report, the new two-row, five-seat Chevrolet Blazer for the Chinese market maintains exactly the same exterior dimensions as the three-row variant launched in April. Specifically, it measures 196.8 inches long, 76.9 inches wide and 68.3 inches high. This allows the two-row Blazer to offer up to 74.3 cubic feet of maximum, class-leading cargo space, 7 percent more than its three-row sibling.
“Launching the seven-seat Blazer developed for China followed by the global five-seat Blazer demonstrates our focus on offering tailored solutions for our customers,” said General Director of Chevrolet for SAIC-GM, Scott Lawson, in a press release. “The two models will address their diverse needs and personalized preferences, with rich options in seating, features, styling, advanced technology and price. They will strengthen Chevrolet’s strong presence in the SUV segment, which the brand created in 1935,” he added.
Like the seven-seat variant, the two-row Chevrolet Blazer is offered in three distinctive trim levels in China – base, Redline and RS. All come standard with the turbocharged 2.0L LSY I-4 engine producing 233 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, managed by GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the intelligent AWD system is also available with four driving modes: Normal, Sport, AWD and Off-road.
The spacious cabin of the two-row, five-seat Chevrolet Blazer for China adds an additional storage section in place of the two folding seats. It also highlights Chevrolet’s latest infotainment system with a 10.2-inch touchscreen, compatible with Apple CarPlay and local Android-based platforms, as well as the new generation of OnStar services.
The new two-row Chevrolet Blazer developed by the SAIC-GM joint venture is now on sale in the Chinese market, which includes 10 standard active safety technologies and 21 electronic subsystems such as Vehicle Stability Control, Enhanced Hill Start Assist and Active Roll Over Protection. The suggested prices of the three available variants are as follows:
- Blazer Two-Row base: 229,900 CNY (about $32,990 USD at the current exchange rate)
- Blazer Two-Row Redline: 259,900 CNY ($37,300 USD)
- Blazer Two-Row RS: 289,900 CNY ($41,600 USD)