GM Design Team Reveals Early Chevy Blazer Design Sketch19
General Motors sold a healthy 94,599 units of the C1XX-platform Chevy Blazer in the U.S. in 2020, a strong showing in the hotly contested midsize crossover segment. Roughly 45 percent of buyers of the current-generation Chevy Blazer are new to the Chevrolet brand as well, a sign that the crossover is also helping to popularize and elevate the automaker’s image in the eyes of consumers.
A large part of this popularity can be attributed to the Chevy Blazer’s sporty design. With a high waistline, low roofline, narrow greenhouse and sporty front and rear fascias, the Blazer has been affectionately referred to as the Camaro of crossovers. It even carries this design philosophy over into the cabin, where the Blazer implements more Camaro-inspired styling elements, such as circular HVAC vents and available red contrasting stitching and trim.
The GM Design team recently shared an early sketch for the Chevy Blazer on its Instagram page, giving us a better idea of how the crossover’s geometric styling evolved. The sketch was completed by GM lead exterior designer Brian Malczewski in 2015 and shows an early draft of the Blazer’s unique silhouette and front fascia design. Despite being an early draft, many aspects of this concept made it to the production vehicle, like the large grille, narrow LED headlights, rearward sloping roofline and pointed taillights.
In a separate post on his own Instagram page, Malczewski revealed that this was one of the “main theme sketches for the Blazer” during its conception in 2015. He also said that he “wasn’t the biggest fan,” of the name choice for the Blazer at first, but he still had a lot of fun designing it. He also said that he enjoys seeing all the sporty Blazer RS models driving around on public roads today, which stay true to his initial concept sketches with their contrasting exterior trim and large alloy wheels.
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Awesome. Blazer is my favorite design from Chevy!
They did a great job of cleaning up the concept and making it look sleek in the final product. Good job to the design team.
Blazer is pretty average, style wise. If they fixed the c pillar window it would be worlds better but they will never do that in a MCE.
Thankfully it doesn’t have quite the chop top of the sketch. Nothing looks worse than a chop top.
They stuck as close to the concept drawing as they could without any major issues in a real world ergonomics.n
Oh ya so gud
Its a Hyundai? Im confused..Chevrolet should rename this crossover Lazer and stop disgracing the original Blazer nameplate and hertiage.At least Ford stayed true to the new Bronco complimenting its hertiage of rugged 4X4’rs.
Right, the Bronco was pedestrian and ugly before and is again the second time around. Score!
Thank you, this new blazer is a disgrace to the classics.
Needs the design of the 1st generation k5 with the performance of the LTZ supercharged luxurious, combined with the z71 package.. call it the. 2023 *K5 6t9*
It looks great. But it would look better built in USA. Bring back jobs to the USA.
Bring back Station Wagons
would be nice if it had a higher towing capacity at least 5000 lbs
That’s not a Blazer. Blazers have 4×4, and ground clearance. Bring back the K-5!
Even the S-10 Blazer was 10 times better than this turkey of a crossover.
I can’t wait to see the Buick enspire that concept is really cool too it’s supposed to be all electric so that will be cool
Hope it has at least 4 cylinders.
Another gM gem from the bureau of half-assed. They down to 2 cyl with displacement down to a half cylinder?
can you say less expensive Lyric
I still wish they didn’t use the Blazer and Trailblazer names for these SUVs. They aren’t off-road-y enough to warrant that name whereas Ford hit the nail on the head with the new Bronco.