This full-size, off-road-ready Chevy Blazer is, in our opinion, closer to what many more traditional GM fans would have wanted out of the nameplate’s reintroduction for the 2019 model year, rather than a mid-size crossover. The C1XX-based Blazer occupies an important, family-oriented place in Chevy’s lineup, but this truck-based Blazer rendering stays a bit truer to the nameplate, as it is essentially a modern-day equivalent of the iconic K5 Blazer. And while this is essentially a two-door Chevy Tahoe, the Blazer name seems fitting here due to the similarities with the two-door K5.
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While many artists would have chosen to take a retro route with this rendering by integrating circular headlamps and a removable top, this interpretation pulls its styling cues from the 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 instead, featuring the same front fascia, hood, side mirrors, lighting elements and doors and door handles as the pickup on which it’s based. There are a few key differences, though, including an OEM roof-mounted light bar, beadlock wheels (which appear to be shared with the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison) and a slightly altered headlight design with a redesigned lower section and different orange indicators. This is also a two-door, whereas the Chevy Silverado ZR2 will only be sold as a Crew Cab.
We could see such a product sharing a powertrain with the Silverado ZR2, as well, which would mean the SUV would come standard with GM’s 6.2L L87 V8 engine, which produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Paired with this engine in the ZR2 is a GM 10-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to four-wheel drive system with a two-speed selectable transfer case. Other features include a Terrain Mode setting for one-pedal driving when rock crawling and standard Multimatic DSSV dampers.
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