Future Chevrolet Blazer
We expect Chevrolet to resurrect the Blazer name for a midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV), with the next-generation Chevrolet Blazer slated to reach the market around the 2019 model year.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the next Chevy Blazer. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Chevrolet.
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- What: an all-new Chevrolet Blazer that will represent the third generation of the nameplate
- When: we expect the next Chevy Blazer to launch in the 2018 calendar year as 2019 model year vehicle
- Why: an all-new Blazer will enable Chevrolet to capitalize on the market’s growth of crossover utility vehicles (CUVs)
- Where: sold in all current markets where Chevrolet has a business presence, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, China, South Korea, and the Middle East. The next Blazer could be sold in more countries if the Chevrolet brand enters new markets.
Following are our expectations about the future Chevy Blazer:
- All-new crossover (CUV) for sale in North America, South America, China, Africa, and other global markets
- Mechanically similar if not identical to the 2017 GMC Acadia
- Mid-size crossover dimensions similar to the 2017 Acadia, including an overall vehicle length of about 194 inches
- All-new exterior design in line with Chevrolet’s latest design language
- All-new interior with similar dimensions as the 2017 GMC Acadia, with two rows of seating for five passengers or an optional three rows of seating for seven passengers
- Based on the short-wheelbase variant of GM’s new C1 platform shared with the 2017 GMC Acadia and 2017 Cadillac XT5; the long-wheelbase version of this platform will underpin the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2018 Buick Enclave
- Transverse engine orientation, front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive
- All-new engine lineup consisting of turbo-charged 2.0L LTG I-4 and/or naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX engines mated to GM’s 9T65 nine-speed automatic transmission
- Light curb weight compared to other vehicles in its class thanks to the new C1XX architecture, contributing to great fuel economy and driving characteristics such as acceleration, braking, and handling
- The latest Chevrolet MyLink infotainment and GM active safety/driver assistance systems
- Having a starting price of roughly $27,000
Our expectations of the new Chevy Blazer are based on GM’s trademark filings and spy shots.
- In November 2015, General Motors filed two trademark applications to register Blazer and Chevrolet Blazer with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The filings point to GM’s interest in securing the name for use in a future product/vehicle.
- In December 2016, a new Chevrolet crossover was photographed undergoing testing. The vehicle has similar proportions to the 2017 GMC Acadia to which it will be mechanically related.
- In April 2017, Autoline Daily reported that GM will relaunch the Blazer name on a midsize crossover
We expect the upcoming future Chevy Blazer to be offered as a midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV).
We expect that the starting price of the next Chevy Blazer will be roughly $27,000, enabling the full-size, second-generation 2018 Chevrolet Traverse to slightly move upmarket and become several thousand dollars more expensive.
We expect the next Chevy Blazer to ride on the GM C1 platform shared with the 2017 GMC Acadia and 2017 Cadillac XT5. The long-wheelbase version of this platform will underpin the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 2018 Buick Enclave.
We expect the next Blazer to feature the following engine choices:
We expect that the next Blazer will be offered with either six-speed automatic transmission or the new GM 9T65 nine-speed automatic transmission.
We expect the Chevy Blazer to be assembled at a GM US factory, potentially the Spring Hill plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, USA.
The future Chevy Blazer will compete with the following midsize mainstream crossovers:
- Ford Edge
- Nissan Muran
- Hyundai Santa-Fe Sport
- Kia Sorento
- Toyota Venza (discontinued)
- Dodge Journey
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- GM’s own second-generation GMC Acadia
- Toyota Highlander
- Nissan Pathfinder
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