General Motors reintroduced the Chevy Blazer nameplate for the 2019 model year, attaching it to an all-new midsize crossover that slots in between the compact Chevy Equinox and full-size Chevy Traverse. Now, GM Authority has learned that the refreshed 2023 Chevy Blazer will be revealed in February 2022.
According to GM Authority sources, the Chevy Blazer refresh was originally slated for the 2022 model year, but due to disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the refresh was pushed back to the 2023 model year instead. The 2023 Chevy Blazer refresh will introduce updates to the exterior and interior. The powertrain is not expected to see any updates or changes.
GM Authority spotted a preview of the exterior changes in October of 2021 with spy images of a 2023 Chevy Blazer prototype caught testing.
As seen in these spy photos, the refreshed 2023 Chevy Blazer will introduce a new front fascia. Although the prototype was covered in black-and-white camouflage, the styling looks reminiscent of the 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV, with thin upper lighting signatures, followed by the primary headlights just below, and a trapezoidal front grille. The same design language will also be present on the recently-announced Silverado EV.
Meanwhile, the rear of the refreshed 2023 Chevy Blazer will incorporate flush-mounted dual exhaust tips and a new taillight design. The interior will feature improved materials, a larger infotainment screen, and a new center stack design similar to the Chinese-market three-row Blazer.
As a reminder, the current, 2022 Chevy Blazer is available with two engine options, specifically the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Both engines connect to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission, with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive offered.
The 2023 Chevy Blazer will continue to ride on the GM C1 platform, with production taking place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. To note, General Motors recently announced plans to introduce an all-electric version of the vehicle, but that model will ride on the dedicated BEV3 architecture.