As GM Authority has previously reported, the 2023 Chevy Trailblazer is no longer available to be ordered in the Vivid Orange Metallic or Blue Glow Metallic paint colors. Now, a third color has joined their ranks, as Mahogany Red Metallic can no longer be ordered on the 2023 Trailblazer.
Originally introduced on the Trailblazer for the 2022 model year, Mahogany Red Metallic (color code GHL) will not return for the 2024 model year, as it will be indirectly replaced by Cacti Green and Cooper Harbor Metallic. On the 2023 model, this hue was available on LS and LT trim levels for no extra charge; it was not offered at all on RS and Activ trims. Notably, it could be combined with both available LS and LT interior colorways, Jet Black and Jet Black/Medium Ash Gray.
Mahogany Red Metallic was initially one of 10 exterior colors available on the 2023 Trailblazer (relevant color code in parenthesis):
- Blue Glow Metallic (GGK)
- Crimson Metallic (GFM)
- Fountain Blue (GLN)
- Iridescent Pearl Tricoat (GP5)
- Mahogany Red Metallic (GHL)
- Mosaic Black Metallic (GB0)
- Nitro Yellow Metallic (GHS)
- Sterling Gray Metallic (GZB)
- Summit White (GAZ)
- Vivid Orange Metallic (GHD)
It’s worth noting that Mahogany Red Metallic will be built out following the week of May 29th, 2023.
As a reminder, the Chevy Trailblazer is set to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2024 model year. This revision will feature a redesigned front fascia, an overhauled interior, new wheel designs unique to each trim level, and a bevy of new standard features. Production of the upcoming 2024 Trailblazer is currently scheduled to start in July 2023.
In regard to the current 2023 Trailblazer, the Bow Tie brand’s subcompact crossover is offered with two engine choices, the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, rated at 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine, rated at 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. The 1.2L LIH is mated to GM’s continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while the 1.3L L3T is mated to either the CVT or the GM nine-speed automatic transmission.
Under the skin, the 2023 Trailblazer rides on the GM VSS-F vehicle set, while production began on April 24th, 2022 at the GM Bupyeong plant, which supplies the Trailblazer crossover to all markets where it is sold. The GM China Dong Yue plant in Yantai, China previously built the Trailblazer for the Chinese domestic market, but it has since been discontinued there.