The Chevrolet’s toughest midsize SUV, the TrailBlazer, recently made its global debut at the Dubai International Motor Show. The seven-seat show vehicle will be sold around the world, beginning with Thailand in early 2012 and critics have given it the thumbs up citing its savvy combination of hauling and towing capabilities of an SUV with the comfort and efficiency of a crossover.
The vehicle features an all-wheel-drive system and is powered by GM’s new 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine, which features a variable-geometry turbocharger for a balanced combination of performance and fuel economy.
Exterior highlights include a “body in-wheels out” design that delivers high approach and departure angles. A dramatic power dome in the hood combined with a raised cowl gives the TrailBlazer a strong appearance. Higher-mounted dual projector headlamps are positioned beneath the power dome, creating an impressive image. Also prominent is the dual-port grille that carries a three-dimensional grille mesh. It is complemented by polished aluminum decor trims in the fascias, rockers, belt line, tailgate and roof rack.
The interior is spacious, flexible and has upscale elements and appearances in all the control interfaces. The seven-passenger interior offers intuitive three-row tumble and/or fold-flat seat versatility and best-in-class spaciousness in the third row.
The Chevrolet TrailBlazer will be launched in South Africa next year – keep an eye on FLUX Mag for all the details and also check out the Chevrolet Facebook Page.