The colors set for discontinuation with the introduction of the 2022 Chevy Blazer include the following (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):
- Bright Blue Metallic (GLT)
- Midnight Blue Metallic (GLU)
Both colors will be replaced by new color options.
Bright Blue was only available on the RS trim level for the 2021 model year, adding an extra $395 to the bottom line. Meanwhile, Midnight Blue was available on all trim levels with the exception of L, plus all interior colors. Midnight Blue did not incur an extra cost.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2022 Chevy Blazer will also introduce a trim level reorganization, with the deletion of both the base-level L trim and second-tier 1LT trim. Both the L and 1LT were available exclusively with front-wheel drive for the 2021 model year, and were limited in terms of active safety features, paint options, and interior features.
With the deletion of the L and 1LT, the 2022 Chevy Blazer will equip the Chevy Safety Assist package as standard across the lineup, including features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and Forward Collision Alert, among others.
The departure of the L and 1LT trims also confirms earlier GM Authority reports that General Motors would drop the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine from the Blazer lineup. The LCV is the least-powerful engine available with the current 2021 Blazer, producing 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. Further engine options include the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY, rated at 227 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX, rated at 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
Additionally, the 2022 Chevy Blazer will introduce new exterior details for the range-topping Premier trim level, including new front and rear lower fascias, new wheel designs, new wheel moldings, and new rockers.