Production of the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer will commence without the option for customers to enjoy heated seats in the vehicle, GM Authority can confirm.
Due to supply constraints stemming from the semiconductor chip shortage, heated front seats (RPO code KA1) will not be available on any 2023 Chevy Trailblazer trim level when production commences at the GM Bupyeong plant in Incheon, South Korea on April 24th. The RPO KA1 heated seats are typically standard on the LT, Activ and RS trim levels. This feature isn’t available on the entry-level LS trim.
The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer also currently has limited availability for the heated seats as of the November 15th, 2021 production start date. As GM Authority reported previously, virtually every 2022 model-year mass-market Chevy vehicle is currently facing limited feature availability due to the semiconductor chip shortage. Heated front seats are the most heavily impacted feature across the Chevy model range, followed by ventilated front seats and heated steering wheels. The availability of heated outboard rear seats has also been affected by the chip shortage for most Chevy models, as well as rear park assist.
The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer will serve as the new entry-level model in the Bow Tie Brand’s lineup next year, with GM set to drop both the Chevy Spark and the Chevy Trax from its lineup after the conclusion of the 2022 production run. Prices for the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer start at $22,995 for the entry-level LS trim with front-wheel drive after a recent $200 price increase.
Power in the Chevy Trailblazer comes from the turbocharged 1.2L LIH I-3 gasoline engine, which produces 137 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 162 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm, or the turbocharged 1.3L L3T I-3 gasoline engine, which produces 155 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 174 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. The 1.2L LIH engine connects to GM’s continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the 1.3L L3T connects to either the CVT or the GM nine-speed automatic transmission, depending on if it’s equipped with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
As noted above, U.S.-spec Chevy Trailblazer models are produced at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea, which will add 6,000 units to the previously planned production schedule for the 2023MY. The subcompact crossover is also sold in China, where it’s produced locally at the GM Dong Yue plant in the country’s Shandong province.
GM Authority will have more information on the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer as it becomes available. For now, be sure to subscribe for more Chevy Trailblazer news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.