On Jun 21, 2018, a longest day of a year in a Northern Hemisphere, Chevrolet collected a organisation of dealers and reporters in an eventuality space in Atlanta, Georgia to exhibit a new vehicle. Standing onstage in front of a draped vehicle, General Motors North America President and conduct of Chevrolet Global Alan Batey helped build a expectation by reminding a fabricated organisation about a prohibited SUV market, and Chevy’s crafty position with a stream lineup of Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe and Suburban. Within that rope of vehicles, there’s a skinny opening between Equinox and Traverse that he believes still has space for a new entry. When a silk was pulled, a draped car was suggested to be a all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.
Blazer is a name that has roots in Chevrolet’s not-too-distant past. For dual generations (1969 – 1972 and 1973 – 1991), Chevy sole a truck-based two-door SUV that competed head-to-head with a Ford Bronco (1966 – 1996), Dodge Ramcharger (1974 – 1994, 1999 – 2002), and International Harvester Scout (1961 – 1980).
The new Blazer is a totally opposite animal, a four-door, five-passenger (two-row) mid-size unibody crossover car designed to contest with a likes of a Nissan Murano and Ford Edge.
Blazer’s extraneous pattern is bolder than Equinox, though shares a same simple and informed crossover shape. Its many distinguished facilities are right adult front. LED daytime using lights form eyebrows during a tip of a fenders, while HID headlamps are inset low on a fascia, where we competence pattern to find foglamps. The lighting chain is singular among Chevy’s crossovers, though is suggestive of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee – a front-end pattern that was a source of some debate when it was suggested in 2013, and has been revised to a some-more required arrangement for a 2018 indication year.
Blazer wears an athletic, sculptural hood and crafty physique lines. One important line flows from a front buffer along a shoulder of a vehicle, afterwards kicks ceiling during a rear, behind a back-side door. Detailed LED taillamps with an Easter egg Chevy Bowtie dress a back corners. A easily sized bound back windshield is during a tip half of a liftgate, that will be a hands-free power-operated section in top trim levels. 18-inch aluminum wheels will be standard, with wheels adult to 21 inches available.
Inside, a clean, uncluttered lurch is layered before a motorist and front passenger. Sporty turn HVAC vents guarantee good atmosphere upsurge and directionality, and lend a retro feel to a interior. At initial glance, materials and textures demeanour first-rate, with unprotected stitching providing a feel of craftsmanship and quality. Automatic exhilarated steering circle and involuntary heated/ventilated front seats will be available, involuntary to work with Remote Start. Heated outboard back seats will be accessible on Premier and RS models. Wireless charging and 6 USB ports will also be accessible features. 4G LTE Wi-Fi (with a 1-month/3GB information trial), Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and an eight-inch tone touchscreen using Chevrolet Infotainment 3 are standard.
The load area in Premier and RS models will have a customary Cargo Management System, a crafty rail and blockade setup that will be a acquire initial for Chevy SUVs. A tiny volume of underfloor storage is supposing in accessible space around a proxy gangling tire. An electronic-locking glove box (the initial for Chevrolet) will be available, sized to reason a tiny handbag.
Two engine choices will be offering during launch: a customary Ecotec 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine (193 hp/188 lb-ft of torque) and an accessible 3.6-liter V6 (305 hp/269 lb-ft of torque), both with approach gasoline injection and stop/start technology, connected to a nine-speed involuntary transmission. Front-wheel expostulate is standard, and all-wheel-drive is available. An modernized twin-clutch all-wheel expostulate complement is accessible on top trim RS and Premier models.
V6-equipped models will be able of towing adult to 4,500 lbs. An accessible Hitch View camera and Hitch Guidance complement will assistance drivers to align a Blazer join with a trailer though a second person’s assistance.
Pricing for a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer has not nonetheless been announced, though will presumably start between Equinox’s $23,580 starting cost and Traverse’s $29,930 base. Trim levels will substantially embody a bottom Blazer, along with a announced RS and Premier. Chevrolet predicts that a Blazer will arrive during U.S. dealerships in early 2019.