The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a lot different than the TrailBlazer models that preceded it. The nameplate was first introduced as an upmarket version of the body-on-frame 1999 Blazer before being expanded into its own separate model line for the 2002 model year. The TrailBlazer name has also been used on the global-market SUV sold in Thailand, Australia and other emerging markets, which also has a rugged, go-anywhere attitude thanks to its live rear axle and body-on-frame platform.
So whereas the TrailBlazer name has typically been associated with larger, body-on-frame products, this latest Trailblazer is a unibody, subcompact crossover that will probably attract a much different kind of buyer. That’s exactly what Chevrolet wants from the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, though, with demand for small crossovers currently at a fever pitch.
Due to the massive changes applied to the new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, the automaker has released a short video to acquaint Chevy fans with the latest addition to its crossover lineup. One of the main areas Chevy focused on for the crossover was the styling, which blends youthfulness with practicality to give younger car shoppers the best of both worlds.
“I feel really excited about what the Trailblazer means to our customers and to what it means to the Chevrolet SUV lineup,” Chevrolet’s director of exterior design, Stuart Norris, says in the video. “It’s this great combination of a lot of practicality in the way that you drive and use the vehicle every day, but it’s mixed with a ton of personality and a ton of character. It says I’m youthful, I’ve made an aspirational choice in the way the vehicle looks.”
Another important aspect of the new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer are the available Activ and RS variants. The Trailblazer Activ is for outdoorsy customers who may want to take the vehicle camping, fishing or on other adventures and as such, features a faux front skid plate, Hankook off-road tires and retuned shocks. Meanwhile, the RS goes for a sportier vibe with unique front and rear fasciae, larger alloy wheels, RS badging and other similar add-ons.
Hear what else Chevy’s team of designers and engineers had to say about the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer in the video embedded below.