General Motors unveiled an all-new generation for the Chevy Trailblazer with the launch of the 2021 model year, debuting a totally redesigned small crossover model to slot in between the Chevy Trax and Chevy Equinox with regard to Chevy’s lineup. Critically, sales for the third-gen Chevy Trailblazer have been on the rise, showing impressive strength in the highly competitive mainstream subcompact crossover segment. Now, GM Authority has learned that the Chevy Trailblazer had a particularly strong sales performance last month.
According to GM Authority sources, the Chevy Trailblazer earned its highest retail share month ever during April of the 2023 calendar year. The strong sales performance enabled the Chevy Trailblazer to become the best-selling small SUV in its segment for the first time ever, which is quite the achievement considering the sheer volume of competition.
Although General Motors no longer publishes month-to-month U.S. sales figures, we can look to figures from Q1 (January, February, March) as a reference. During Q1, the Chevy Trailblazer secured second place in its segment in terms of sales volume, with 27,951 units sold, a massive 225-percent year-over-year increase compared to the 8,606 units sold in Q1 of the 2022 calendar year. The 27,951 units sold gave the Chevy Trailblazer a 10-percent share of the segment, with the Subaru Crosstrek topping the segment with 41,562 units sold, or 15 percent of segment share. The Honda HR-V was third in sales, with 26,504 units sold, or 9 percent of the segment share.
Sales Numbers - Mainstream Subcompact Crossovers - Q1 2023 - United States
|MODEL||Q1 23 / Q1 22||Q1 23||Q1 22||Q1 23 SHARE||Q1 22 SHARE|
|TOYOTA COROLLA CROSS||+42.90%||14,514||10,157||5%||4%|
|BUICK ENCORE GX||+128.15%||12,279||5,382||4%||2%|
|MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER SPORT||+24.44%||4,613||3,707||2%||1%|
Notably, General Motors unveiled the refreshed 2024 Chevy Trailblazer this past February, revealing new styling, an overhauled interior, and new standard features. The refreshed 2024 Chevy Trailblazer is set to hit dealers in the fall, with pricing starting at $24,395, including a destination freight charge of $1,295.
As a reminder, the Chevy Trailblazer offers two engine options, including the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, as well as the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine. Under the skin, the Chevy Trailblazer rides on GM VSS-F platform, while production for the U.S. market takes place at the GM Bupyeong plant in South Korea.