National inventory for the Chevy Trailblazer crossover was running at eight days supply as of the beginning of October, GM Authority has learned from sources familiar with GM’s inventory situation. A 60-day supply is considered optimal in the U.S. auto industry.
In terms of sales, the Chevy Trailblazer sold 41,932 units during the first three quarters of the year, down 43 percent to place seventh with a six percent share in the mainstream subcompact crossover segment when ranked by sales volume.
The Honda HR-V took the top spot in the segment with 92,555 units sold through Q3 2022, despite a 12 percent decline in sales, while the Jeep Compass placed second with a 15 percent bump to 66,966 units, followed by the VW Taos in third with a 160 percent leap to 46,835 units.
Sales Numbers - Mainstream Subcompact Crossovers - 2022 - USA
|MODEL||YTD 22 / YTD 21||YTD 22||YTD 21||YTD 22 SHARE||YTD 21 SHARE|
|TOYOTA COROLLA CROSS||*||37,521||0||6%||0%|
|BUICK ENCORE GX||-60.29%||24,296||61,179||4%||7%|
|MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER SPORT||-57.12%||12,317||28,722||2%||3%|
The 2023 Chevy Trailblazer was the most-affordable 2023 model-year GM vehicle available to order in the U.S. following the departure of the current Chevy Spark hatchback. But while GM was also set to drop the small Chevy Trax crossover from its lineup after the 2022 model year, the automaker subsequently confirmed it would release an all-new Chevy Trax later this year. It finally debuted the next-generation 2024 Chevy Trax earlier this month as Chevy’s new entry-level crossover.
Pricing for the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer LS starts at $22,995, including the mandatory destination and freight charge, while pricing for the 2024 Chevy Trax LS starts at $21,495, coming in $1,500 cheaper than its slightly larger sibling. Notably, the new 2023 Trax costs less than the current, outgoing 2022 model.
To help meet strong demand, GM added 6,000 units to the Chevy Trailblazer production schedule at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea, which supplies units of the crossover for the North American market. The majority of that production will go toward the latest 2023 model year.
Under the hood, the Chevy Trailblazer offers the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, as well as the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine. The GM VSS-F vehicle set provides the underpinnings.