The Chevrolet TrailBlazer (also spelled Trailblazer in assertive markets and for assertive generations) can accredit to three altered kinds of Sport Account Vehicles (SUVs) or one Crossover Account Agent (CUV) marketed by General Motors beneath its Chevrolet brand.
Currently, the Chevrolet TrailBlazer (with a basic “B”) spans three ancestors as a body-on-frame SUV, while the Trailblazer (with a lowercase “b”) spans one bearing as a unibody crossover.
Chevrolet aboriginal acclimated the TrailBlazer nameplate in 1999 as top-level trim akin for the Blazer. In 2002, the TrailBlazer became a abstracted model, while the Blazer remained in assembly until 2005, creating an overlap with the new TrailBlazer SUV and the approachable Blazer SUV.
The first-generation Chevrolet TrailBlazer was alien in 2001 and discontinued in 2008. Spanning the 2002-2009 archetypal years in the U.S., it was accessible in assorted all-around markets, including North and South America as able-bodied as Russia and the CIS region.
Based on a auto barter belvedere alleged GMT360 (for approved wheelbase models) and GMT370 (for extended-length EXT models), the TrailBlazer offered four-wheel drive as an advantage on all models, with automated assurance as able-bodied as the added acceptable “4 High” and “4 Low” settings. The alone barring to this is the SS model, which appearance an All caster drive system.
The TrailBlazer featured an absolute abeyance in the advanced and a five-link abeyance in the rear. A G80 locking rear cogwheel was alternative on all models except for the SS, which has a G86 limited-slip cogwheel (LSD) as a accepted feature.
The range-topping LTZ trim akin featured an upgraded interior, including leather, a Bose complete system, admixture wheels, four-wheel disc brakes.
The second-generation Trailblazer was apparent at the 2011 Bangkok Motor Show on March 21st, 2011. It was preceded by a abstraction apparent at the 2011 Dubai Motor Show. Note that Chevrolet no best capitalizes the “B” in allotment the second-gen Trailblazer.
Like its first-generation predecessor, the second-generation Trailblazer is based on a auto barter belvedere – the GMT 31XX belvedere – is aggregate with that of the International-market 2012 Chevrolet Colorado.
This archetypal is congenital in Thailand and Brazil and awash in Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) as able-bodied as assertive Southeast Asian countries, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and in Australia as the Holden Colorado 7. It is not accessible in North America.
The 2013 (and newer) Isuzu MU-X is additionally based on the second-generation Chevrolet Trailblazer.
The second-generation TrailBlazer will acceptable be discontinued and replaced by the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer crossover in markets area GM/Chevy markets the TrailBlazer.
General Motors appear the all-new, 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer on April 16th, 2019 at Auto Shanghai 2019. The all-new Trailblazer is a auto crossover account agent (CUV).
The agent was originally slated to alter the Trax in Chevy’s North American account agent lineup. However, GM absitively to accumulate the Trax in its portfolio and advertise it alongside the Trailblazer as a beneath exceptional offering. In China, the Trax was replaced with two models – this Trailblazer crossover and the abate Tracker.
The new Trailblazer derives its name from the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, since the Trailblazer is advised to attending like a smaller adaptation of the Blazer. However, the new Trailblazer rides on the GM VSS-F platform, and is therefore not mechanically accompanying to the new Blazer – which rides on the C1 platform.