The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is set to arrive as the third model year of the latest third-generation nameplate, which was initially introduced as an all-new small crossover for the 2021 model year in the United States. Now, GM Authority has learned when production of the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer will start.
According to GM Authority sources, production of the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer will start on April 24th. The Trailblazer is currently produced at two locations, including at the GM Bupyeong plant in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea, and the GM China Dong Yue plant in Yantai, Shandong, China.
The Chevy Trailblazer is offered with two engine options, namely the turbocharged 1.2L inline three-cylinder LIH gasoline engine, which produces 137 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 162 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm, and the turbocharged 1.3L inline three-cylinder L3T gasoline engine, which produces 155 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 174 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. The 1.2L LIH connects to GM’s continuously variable automatic transmission, while the 1.3L L3T connects to either the CVT the GM nine-speed automatic transmission.
Under the skin, the Chevy Trailblazer rides on top of the GM VSS-F vehicle set.
As GM Authority covered previously, General Motors is changing up how dealers order the Chevy Trailblazer crossover, as well as the Chevy Trax. Previously, dealers would order both crossovers using the traditional “consensus” model wherein dealers would request which vehicles they wanted from the factory. This was done at regular intervals (or order cycles, aka DOSP) and gave dealers a good amount of say in which vehicles they got.
By comparison, General Motors is now moving to a “port consensus” model for the Chevy Trailblazer and Chevy Trax, wherein General Motors builds the vehicles it thinks are needed, then ships the vehicles to port, with dealers then selecting which vehicles they would like.