General Motors has just launched the new Chevy Trailblazer in Russia, which becomes the first ancillary market to receive Chevrolet‘s global crossover after China, the United States, Canada and South Korea. Shortly after the local launch of the new-generation Chevy Tahoe, the automaker is expanding the Bow Tie brand’s portfolio with the Trailblazer that will serve as a new entry model in the Russian market.
The new Chevy Trailblazer will arrive in Russia in the first half of this month as the third member of the limited range of vehicles that Chevrolet offers in that country, along with the existing Traverse and Tahoe. Notably, American brand’s lineup in the Russian market is focused on SUVs and crossovers, where it expects to increase its share with the arrival of the new subcompact-plus model.
“The new Trailblazer will play a strategic role in the Chevrolet product portfolio in Russia, taking the brand to a new market segment and audience,” said Managing Director of GM Russia, Ciprian Suta, in a press release. “This model is designed for smart individualists who want to get vivid impressions and emotions from a full life without stereotypes, frames and boundaries,” he added.
In Russia, the new Chevy Trailblazer launches with three distinctive exterior designs and a total of four trim levels, including LS, LT, Activ and RS. The two range-topping versions reinforce the dynamic and bold appearance of the crossover with a contrasting two-tone design and a high level of customization. All come equipped as standard with the latest active safety systems and technology features.
Mechanically, the Chevy Trailblazer for the Russian market maintains exactly the same powertrain available in the rest of the countries where it is marketed. It’s equipped with the turbocharged 1.3L I-3 L3T engine that develops 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque, which can be mated to a CVT automatic transmission or GM’s class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission for AWD versions.
The order books for the new Chevy Trailblazer are already open, and the model will be available from September 15th throughout the entire GM dealer network in Russia. The crossover continues the renewal of Chevrolet’s local product portfolio, just as the brand is celebrating its 110th anniversary. The starting price of the base LS version of the Trailblazer on the Russian market will be 1,999,000 RUB, or about $27,370 USD at the current exchange rate.