The refreshed 2023 Chevy Blazer was just spotted testing on public roads in light camo, giving us a look at the crossover’s forthcoming update.
This particular 2023 Chevy Blazer prototype is the range-topping Premier trim finished in black paint with black-and-white camo to obscure the revised styling underneath. The most impactful updates can be found up front, where the 2023 Chevy Blazer boasts a new front fascia, including revisions to the grille and lighting elements.
The new grille incorporates a series of horizontal slats, including two thin upper slats and a more prominent lower slat. The outer edges of the bumper are new as well, with a more square surface treatment compared to the angular design of the current model.
The lighting changes consist of the same two-tiered layout up front, but with revisions to the upper LED signatures / running lights that mimic those of the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and 2022 Bolt EUV, providing styling continuity for the Chevy brand. The main headlights continue to be placed below the DRLs, but feature a fresh projector-beam treatment.
No changes can be found on the body side, but the rear does have a few nips and tucks. For instance, the 2023 Chevy Blazer will feature new taillights with (what appears to be) a more subdued design compared to the current model, at least for this Premier trim. Note the white reversing lights lower in the taillight clusters, closer to the license plate cutout.
There’s also a change to the exhaust treatment, with the refreshed model featuring a through-fascia configuration.
Though we don’t have shots of the cabin, we do expect the refreshed model to feature updates to the interior, including the introduction of better materials throughout the cabin. We also expect a larger infotainment screen plus an improved center stack design reminiscent of (if not identical to) what’s used in the three-row Blazer model exclusive to the Chinese-market.
GM Authority sources tell us that the Blazer was originally set for a refresh for the 2022 model year, but due to delays stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the refresh was pushed back by a single model year. As a result, the 2023 Chevy Blazer will introduce the nameplate’s refresh.
The Chevy Blazer nameplate was reintroduced for the 2019 model year as a fresh midsize crossover model, slotting in between the compact Chevy Equinox and full-size Chevy Traverse in Chevrolet’s lineup. Since its introduction, the new Blazer has performed quite well, becoming one of the best-selling models in its segment.
We’ll bring you further coverage of the refreshed 2023 Chevy Blazer as we get it. Until then, make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Blazer news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.