Wednesday, 21 March 2012


The Chevrolet Trailblazer, which has been confirmed for introduction to the South African market in a few months’ time, has been detailed more than before. It is said to be debuting at the Bangkok Motor Show next week, in full guise. The SUV will compete with vehicles like the Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport production.

Buyers will be able to buy either a two-wheel-drive (2WD) or four-wheel-drive (4WD) model, although SA hasn’t confirmed which will be sold here. GMSA has also not confirmed engines, but in Asia there are two, which is the 2.5-litre and 2.8-litre Duramax turbo diesels. Maximum power from the 2.5-litre is 110kW and torque is 350Nm, while the 2.8-litre makes 132kW and 470Nm (or a lower 440Nm with the manual gearbox) of torque.

“Our objective when developing the Trailblazer was to achieve ride and handling dynamics that match, and in many cases exceed, those of similar-size crossover vehicles,” said Brad Merkel, GM’s Global Vehicle Line Executive for Midsize Trucks and SUVs in a press statement. “The Trailblazer will cater to a wide range of driving styles and requirements. It is car-like responsive and premium in its ride quality while offering the off-road capability that our customers demand. That makes it the complete SUV package.”


Paul M said...

They dont' stand a chance against the Fortuner. It's just a dream from Chev

Anonymous said...

What a stunnig SUV , i cant wait to sell the new chevrolet trailblazer

Anonymous said...

I saw a Trailblazer looks a bit clumbsy...nice yes, but lacks somthing to really appeal to me...I drive a Toyota Fortuner and in over 4 years I have not had one single problem and have received excellent service from Toyota P.E.