The Chevy Blazer crossover remains in very high demand in the third model year of the current generation. Landed, or on-the-ground, inventory at dealerships is currently running at 28 days, the same as it was in September of last year, GM Authority has learned.
By comparison, optimal supply for a vehicle in the U.S. auto industry is considered to be 60 days. Anything below that – and certainly a timescale of just 28 days – suggests high demand, low supply or a combination of the two.
Supply has certainly been a problem due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought General Motors production to a standstill for two months. But production is now more or less back to normal, yet building enough examples of the Chevy Blazer to satisfy demand appears to be challenging.
Sales Results - Q4 2020 - USA - Chevrolet
|MODEL||Q4 2020 / Q4 2019||Q4 2020||Q4 2019||YTD 2020 / YTD 2019||YTD 2020||YTD 2019|
|LOW CAB FORWARD||-10.21%||1,143||1,273||+3.16%||4,637||4,495|
Of all General Motors vehicles (other than the Cadillac XT6 crossover and Cadillac CT5 luxury sedan, which are outliers because they were introduced in mid and late 2019, respectively) the Chevy Blazer recorded by far the greatest growth in U.S. sales in the 2020 calendar year.
Blazer sales jumped 63 percent to 94,599 units in the 2020 calendar year, making the vehicle the seventh best-selling Chevrolet model during the timeframe. Without COVID-19, the increase would surely have been greater, as Blazer sales increased by no less than 183 percent during the first half of 2020. All of this suggests that the problem has been caused by high demand rather than low supply.
All examples of the 2021 Chevy Blazer built at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico which supplies the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Middle East markets, have a two-row, five-passenger seating configuration. Another version, built at the GM-Cadillac Jinqiao plant in Shanghai, produces a slightly longer version for the Chinese market. This model is available in either a three-row, seven-seat configuration, or a recently-introduced two-row, five-seat setup.