The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is the third model year for the third-generation nameplate, introducing a few changes and updates over the preceding 2022 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer will adopt a port consensus order model, determining the way in which dealers order the vehicle.
In order to understand what the port consensus order model is, we should first cover how dealers typically order vehicles, i.e. the regular “consensus” model. In the regular consensus model, dealers request the vehicle they want from the factory at regular intervals, also known as order cycles or DOSP. GM makes recommendations on which vehicles to order based on market conditions, while the dealer can use these recommendations as it sees fit. GM can then fulfill the dealer request or modify it, depending on things like availability and constraints. Once a consensus between the dealer and GM has been reached, the vehicles are then produced and delivered. This model applies to vehicle inventory, and is different from sold retail orders.
By comparison, the “port consensus” model set for use with the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer involves GM building the vehicles which it thinks are needed, as defined within existing constraints. The vehicles are then sent to port, with dealers choosing the models they want for inventory once the vehicles arrive. The big difference is that dealers have more say in which vehicles are built and delivered in the regular consensus model, as compared to the latter port consensus model.
As GM Authority covered previously, GM recently changed the way in which dealers order the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer and 2022 Chevy Trax, adopting a port consensus model. Now, that change has been extended for the entirety of the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer as well.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is offered with two engine options, including the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine and the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine, while under the skin is the GM VSS-F vehicle set. Production for the North American market takes place at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea.