The latest Chevy Blazer crossover combines midsize utility and impressive design, making for one very attractive offering. It’s so attractive, in fact, that nearly half of all Chevy Blazer buyers are new to the Chevrolet brand.
“Blazer is capitalizing on the mid-SUV growth,” said senior marketing manager, Chevrolet SUVs, Brad Franz, in a recent interview with GM Authority executive editor, Alex Luft.
Franz also revealed that the Blazer is one of the better vehicles for Chevrolet in terms of of conquest sales, with roughly 45 percent of Chevy Blazer sales going to buyers who are new to the Chevrolet brand.
Chevy Blazer sales for Q3 of 2020 moved up to second place in the two-row midsize mainstream crossover segment, with only the Jeep Grand Cherokee outselling Blazer in the segment.
Sales Numbers - Two-Row Midsize Mainstream Crossovers - Q3 2020 - United States
|MODEL||Q3 20 / Q3 19||Q3 20||Q3 19||Q3 20 SHARE||Q3 19 SHARE||YTD 20 / YTD 19||YTD 20||YTD 19|
|JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE||-8.61%||56,447||61,768||34%||34%||-17.39%||152,856||185,040|
|HYUNDAI SANTA FE||-6.11%||26,991||28,748||16%||16%||-26.89%||70,420||96,319|
The latest Chevy Blazer generation was introduced for the 2019 model year, reviving the Blazer nameplate as an all-new two-row midsize crossover.
The front end of the new Chevy Blazer crossover comes with a powerful, sculpted grille and lighting design, including LED daytime running lamps higher in the fascia, and HID headlamps placed lower in the fascia to provide forward illumination. An 8-inch color touchscreen with Chevrolet Infotainment 3 is standard inside the cabin.
In terms of the powertrain, the latest 2021 model year Chevy Blazer comes with three engine options, including the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV producing 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY producing 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX producing 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
All three engines pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Both FWD and AWD are offered, with restrictions based on engine selection. Under the skin is the GM C1 platform, with production for North American markets taking place at the GM Ramos Arizpe factory in Mexico.