The world debut of the all-new 2023 Chevy Colorado has had a major impact in South America, where the upcoming Chevy S10 is expected to be more closely related to the Colorado, which could directly impact the next-generation Chevy TrailBlazer SUV derivative – which has just been presented in a hypothetical rendering.
The potential look of the next-generation body-on-frame Chevy TrailBlazer SUV seen in this render was put together by graphic designer Theottle, who used official images of the new 2023 Chevy Colorado Z71 to create his own take on the next iteration of the pickup-derived midsize Chevrolet SUV. As such, the artist envisions the next-generation TrailBlazer SUV with the Z71 off-road trim level, which would be new for the model.
Following the formula of the current second-generation Chevy TrailBlazer SUV that was born in 2011 as a derivative of the international Chevy Colorado/S10, the third-generation TrailBlazer envisioned by Theottle maintains the exact same front-end design and front doors of the newly revealed pickup variant. The changes start from the B-pillar to the rear with a shorter wheelbase, a closed roof and a new rear end.
Notably, this rendering of a next-generation Chevy TrailBlazer SUV uses the C-pillar, roof, and the rest of the rear upper form factor from a fifth-generation GMC Yukon/Chevy Tahoe. Because the designer replicated the sculpted shapes of the 2023 Colorado’s fender flares on the tailgate, he couldn’t fit the handles harmoniously into his vision for the next TrailBlazer SUV and instead chose to place them on the C-pillar column.
In the middle of last year, GM Brazil confirmed a significant investment of around one billion dollars to manufacture the next generation of the Chevy S10 and TrailBlazer SUV at the GM São José dos Campos plant. Both models will be based on an updated version of the GMT 31XX platform used by current versions, dubbed the 31XX-2, with exterior and interior styling very similar to the 2023 Colorado, as well as an updated powertrain.
The next-generation Chevy TrailBlazer SUV is expected to make its official debut late next year in Brazil, the vehicle’s only confirmed global manufacturing hub to date. The SUV variant will be launched as a 2024 model in conjunction with the upcoming Chevy S10, reinforcing the Bow Tie brand’s offering in the midsize pickup segment of the Brazilian market, where the TrailBlazer’s main rival is the Toyota SW4.