AutonetMagz – Talking about ladder frame SUV from Chevrolet, it will remind us of the Chevrolet Trailblazer. Despite the previous version are rarely seen in the streets, the new facelift version probably will speak up. One of the reason probably as the looks now more ‘USA’ than before, but too bad, the rear still looks similar.
But again, the overall design seen back at the GIIAS 2016 is quite tempting, to compete against other Japanese counterparts such as Toyota Fortuner, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Recently, our readers manage to shot some pictures of several Chevrolet Captiva units being tested in the roads, its covered with a camouflage, but again the overall design already seen.
Through the reflection at the side mirror, you could see that the new Trailblazer will be fitted with LED DRL as standard, as we also wish it fitted a HID or LED at the headlights. According to the photographer, he did see an indicator of Blind Spot Monitoring at the side mirror, which is a strong point if it really fitted in the final version.
As standard, surely there is a lot more expectation for the new Trailblazer, as the new Trax and Captiva fitted with features and competitive price tag. So for this ladder frame SUV, we do hope they fitted a MyLink, 2, or 6, even 8 airbags, stability control, hill start assist, hill descent control, cruise control, sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto just like we found in the new Captiva facelift, but again its our wishes.
So how about the engine? in Thailand, Chevroelt Trailblazer facelift apply a Duramax 2.5 liter 4 cylinder turbo producing 180 PS and 440 Nm mated to a 6 speed AT and manual mode, along with 4 discs brake, and ABS. The ground clearance itself reaching 221 mm with an 18 inches of wheels.
So with a similar power as the Pajero SPort Dakar, despite less 2 transmission gear than the Pajero Sport Dakar, theoretically, if the new Chevrolet Trailblazer weights less than the Pajero Sport, it should have better performance.