Chevrolet TrailBlazer has made its global debut at the opening of the Dubai International Motor Show. The seven-seat show vehicle previews Chevrolet’s latest sport utility vehicle offering, which represents the toughest and most- refined midsize SUV. The TrailBlazer will be sold firstly in Thailand in early 2012 and around the world will follow.
The new-generation Chevrolet TrailBlazer combines the hauling and towing capability of a body-on-frame SUV with the ride comfort and efficiency of a crossover. Developed in tandem with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado pickup by GM do Brasil, the TrailBlazer shares the same architecture as its truck sibling, with a chassis tuned to combine heavy-duty off-road capability with refined city driving.
The TrailBlazer show vehicle in Dubai Motor Show features an all-wheel-drive system and is powered by GM’s new 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine, which features a variable-geometry turbocharger for an optimal combination of performance and fuel economy.
TrailBlazer’s exterior highlights include a “body in-wheels out” design. A dramatic power dome in the hood combined with a raised cowl gives the TrailBlazer a strong, purposeful appearance. Higher-mounted dual projector headlamps are positioned beneath the power dome, emphasizing the visual strength in the face of the car.
Also prominent is the contemporary dual-port grille that carries a three-dimensional grille mesh complemented by polished aluminum decor trims in the fascias, rockers, belt line, tailgate and roof rack.
Inside, with a flowing instrument panel, integrated center stack, and signature Chevrolet dual cockpit design, the interior of the all-new TrailBlazer combines car-like characteristics with the boldness of a SUV. The seven-passenger interior offers intuitive three-row tumble and/or fold-flat seat versatility and best-in-class spaciousness in the third row.
Additional interior highlights include an overhead console that integrates the HVAC system with onboard infotainment, flat floor storage from the front row rearward when all seats are folded flat, and more.