The all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer is now officially confirmed by General Motors South Africa. The burly SUV is scheduled for local launch before the end of 2012, but we aren’t sure exactly when that is. Its main sales target will be the ever-shining Toyota Fortuner.
“This great product,” commented Malcolm Gauld, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for GM South Africa, “will further strengthen our Chevrolet product portfolio offering which has rapidly expanded over the past two years. The response from customers has been very favourable with our Chevrolet sales volumes growing by over 50% in 2011 versus 2010.”
The 7-seat SUV should feature all-wheel-drive (AWD) technology, judging from those off-road tyres fitted to the concept. While powertrain details have not been released, it’s suspected that a strong turbo diesel pushing over 450Nm of torque and mated to an automatic gearbox, will head the lineup.