The Chevrolet TrailBlazer, the brand’s most-refined sport utility vehicle, made its debut at the opening of the Dubai International Motor Show in the Middle East. The Chevrolet TrailBlazer will go on sale around the world, beginning with Thailand in early 2012.
The new Chevrolet TrailBlazer combines the hauling and towing capability of a body-on-frame SUV with the ride comfort and efficiency of a crossover. Developed in tandem with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado pickup by GM do Brasil, it shares the same architecture as its truck sibling, with a chassis tuned to combine heavy-duty off-road capability with refined city driving.
The Chevrolet TrailBlazer features an all-wheel-drive system and is powered by GM’s new 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine, which features a variable-geometry turbocharger for an optimal combination of performance and fuel economy.
Exterior highlights for the Chevrolet TrailBlazer include a “body in-wheels out” design that delivers high approach and departures angles. A power dome in the hood combined with a raised cowl gives the Chevrolet TrailBlazer a strong, purposeful appearance. Higher-mounted dual projector headlamps are positioned beneath the power dome, emphasizing the visual strength in the face of the car.
Inside, the Chevrolet TrailBlazer offers a flowing instrument panel, integrated center stack and signature Chevrolet dual cockpit design. The seven-passenger interior offers intuitive three-row tumble and/or fold-flat seat versatility and best-in-class spaciousness in the third row.
Contrasting trim used with the light-colored leather seating, mat dark wood trim accented with chrome, and dual-grained surfaces used on the upper and lower IP provide a premium feel. A number of storage compartments are located throughout the interior, including a covered center bin for concealment of valuable items, and a large, dual glovebox.