General Motors reintroduced the Chevrolet Blazer nameplate for the 2019 model year, making splashdown with an all-new midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV). Although the latest Chevy Blazer offers head-turning design, surprising practicality, and cutting-edge technology features, some diehard enthusiasts felt as though the nameplate’s reemergence as a unibody CUV, rather than a body-on-frame truck or SUV, was a betrayal of the Blazer’s roots as an off-road icon. Now, however, our Chevy Blazer Activ rendering looks to reclaim some of that lost heritage with a host of fresh off-roading upgrades.
Of course, we should preface this by saying that General Motors currently has no known plans to actually produce a new Chevy Blazer Activ. Rather, we decided to create this rendering just for the fun of it, and so we could see what such a creation might actually look like.
The first thing that should grab you about our Chevy Blazer Activ rendering is the stance. Per tradition, this new rough-and-tumble trim level rides on jacked-up suspension that adds considerable ground clearance to the CUV.
Under the taller ride height is a new tire-and-wheel package that fits the bill for off-roader duties, with five-spoke wheels finished in black, wrapped in chunky all-terrain rubber with thick sidewalls and aggressive tread. The combo fills the wheel wells with purpose, and lends the Chevy Blazer Activ a whole new attitude in the process.
Our Chevy Blazer Activ also comes with a generous helping of black detailing, which takes from the RS trim level for this particular rendering.
Under the hood, we’d expect the Chevy Blazer Activ to come equipped with the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX engine, producing 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, all while connecting to an AWD system through the nine-speed automatic M3V transmission.
As for the name, Activ is also shared with the outdoorsy trim of the Chevy Spark and latest Chevy Trailblazer, as well as the international-market Chevrolet Spin and Onix. See more about these models here:
Or perhaps Chevy would name this model the Blazer Z71 instead.
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