The Chevrolet Blazer has been around for a while.
The original Blazer name was used by Chevrolet in 1969. Back then, the vehicle was classed as full size and based off of the pickup chassis. It was eventually renamed the Tahoe. From 1983 there was the S-10 Blazer based on the smaller pickup, discontinued in 2005.
The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will be a mid-size crossover/SUV.
Chevy says it will be, “Slotting between the Equinox and Traverse, the 2019 Blazer will offer unique design elements on each model, appealing to customers seeking distinctive styling and outstanding utility.’
Here’s what we know so far about the new Balzer;
- Two engine choices, a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder and a 3.6 liter V-6)
- 2.5-liter engine will have 193hp and 188 lb-ft torque
- The 3.6-liter engine will have 305hp and 269 lb-ft torque (this will be on the Premier and RS trim levels)
- It will be available in AWD with ‘Traction Select’
- 9-Speed transmission
- HID Headlamps
- LED daytime running lights
- Dual exhaust outlets
- Tailgate spoiler
- Padded knee area
- Cargo management system
- Electronic locking glovebox
- Auto heated and ventilated front seats
- Heated steering wheel (also auto and works with remote start)
- Adaptive Cruise control
- Hands-free power liftgate
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Chevrolet says there will be a variety of trim line options to suit different customer tastes, although so far, only the Premier and RS trims have been mentioned). The RS will be the sporty trim model, with more black stying such as the mesh grill, bowtie, and leather interior.
The Premier will be luxury trim model with leather and suede microfiber seats and chrome accents.
Other features will include flat folding rear seats, sliding rear seats, dual-pane sliding sunroof and active safety features. Estimated towing capacity with the V-6 engine is 4,500 lbs (hitch guidance available).
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.