The Chevy S10 pickup and Chevy TrailBlazer SUV sold in international markets may not receive a next-generation overhaul. In fact, the recently announced refreshes for both models seems to confirm this. Three years ago, GM Authority exclusively reported that the international-market Chevy S10 pickup and Chevy TrailBlazer SUV may not receive a new generation.
For those readers who may be unaware, the Chevy TrailBlazer SUV sold in international markets is different from the Chevy Trailblazer crossover sold stateside, with the former offered as a midsize, body-on-frame SUV, and basically serving as a cousin to the international-market Chevy Colorado, also known as the Chevy S10. The Chevy TrailBlazer SUV launched in various international markets for the 2012 model year, and rides on the GM 31XX platform, offering five- and seven-passenger cabin configurations. Engine options have included the 2.5L I4 XLD25 turbodiesel Duramax and 2.8L I4 XLD28 turbodiesel Duramax, as well as the 3.6L V6 LY7 gasoline engine.
General Motors has kept the international-market Chevy TrailBlazer SUV relatively fresh throughout its life cycle with new features and updates to the styling. However, the number of markets where the Chevy TrailBlazer SUV is sold has shrunk considerably, with the last remaining market being South America. Although Chevy remains a major contender in countries like Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia, the future of the Chevy TrailBlazer SUV remains somewhat in doubt, as GM Authority exclusively covered in 2020.
Indeed, the market now is simply too small to justify an all-new generation, and it looks as though the Chevy S10 is headed for the door as well. In fact, the recent announcement that the Chevy S10 will get an update, rather than a full redesign, seems to confirm this. The international-market Chevy TrailBlazer SUV seems to be headed for the same fate, given it too will be refreshed, rather than redesigned for a new generation.