Already seen in China as Trailblazer, now the new compact sport utility General Motors is officially launched, but in the US. The new Chevrolet comes as an intermediary between Trax (Tracker) and Equinox, both also sold in the Brazilian market.
Despite using the same name as the chassis SUVs derived from the S10 mid-engined pickup truck, the Chevrolet Trailblazer 2020 is out there a SUV with high-strength steel monobloc bodywork with GM’s VSS-F platform, the same as gives shape to our future New Onix and Onix Sedan as well as New Tracker.
Visually, the Trailblazer for Americans is exactly like the Chinese, having its style inspired by the New Blazer, manufactured in the USA and, in turn, with strong visual impression of the Camaro, both outside and inside.
In an RS version with sporty appeal, the SUV also has a very large cluster interior, multimedia with 8-inch screen and near-driver shift lever. The option has red details and custom fabric seats.
GM has not revealed the technical details of the model in its official note, but confirmed something important, will be positioned between the two mentioned above. Although the Brazilian subsidiary has been quick to say that this Trailblazer will not be sold in Brazil, the new SUV seems too interesting to get hit by these bands.
The reason is the size and positioning. Even without the revelation of the size, but already knowing that it has a shared basis, what draws attention in this car is that it was born in China and at the same time, there, the Buick Encore GX appeared, which is larger than Encore current and also in relation to the next.
This Buick SUV is 4.46 m long, 1.81 m wide, 1.65 m high and 2.63 m wide. The Chevrolet Trailblazer possibly acts in the same size, so both are compass competitors. Maybe with another name, this SUV could make the link between Tracker (new) and Equinox, hitting the front with the Jeep.
The New Trailblazer will not be made in Mexico, probably being imported into the US from China, such as the Buick Envision. If it was done here, it would follow the same fate as the next Trax, who will be a Brazilian in the states. In China, the engine should be 1.3 Turbo of 163 horsepower, but in the US it is still a mystery.