Chevrolet Trailblazer, a SUV has 1 Diesel version available in India. It is available in 7 colours, Auburn Brown, Black Sapphire, Blue Mountain, Satin Steel Grey, Sizzle Red, Summit White, Switchblade Silver. In an attempt to tap the growing SUV market, General Motors (GM) India is all set to launch the all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer on October 21, 2015. Unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Chevrolet Trailblazer is based on the ladder frame chassis, and gets a 200bhp, 2.8-litre diesel powertrain. It’s one of the most practical and big cars in its league. With huge body-built and strong off-road capabilities, the Trailblazer will certainly appeal the target buyers and enthusiasts. The company will import the vehicle from Thailand via CBU (completely built up) route.
The Trailblazer features a bold and masculine stance which offers a commanding road presence. On the front fascia, it gets conventional Chevrolet dual port grille, prominent bumper and large projector headlamps. The SUV sits on GM’s ladder frame chassis, and rides on large 18-inches wheels wrapped with 265/60 R18 tyres. Other design elements include LED brake lights with jewel effect, rear windscreen, etc. It gets a mounted spare wheel under the boot. In terms of dimensions, the SUV measures 4,866 in length and 1,902mm in width and 1,834mm in height that makes it longer and slightly taller than the Toyota Fortuner. It offers the best-in-class ground clearance of 241mm.
INTERIOR & PERFORMANCE
The dual-tone beige and black interior of the SUV is very spacious and gives an airy feel. It doesn’t own the most premium and attractive cabin in its league, but offers a decent one. There is a slightly small instrument cluster with Camaro-inspired twin-pod layout and a MID in the middle. It also gets a three-spoke steering wheel with mounted audio and cruise control, a large seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SmartLink, rear parking camera display, climate control system and several other comfort and connectivity features. The SUV comes with a seven-seat configuration, and leather seat upholstery. The driver seat gets a six-way power adjustment system. With a wheelbase of 2,845mm, it offers ample legroom and headroom for second and last row passengers.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is powered by a 2.8-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that puts out a maximum power of 200bhp at 3,600rpm, while yielding a peak torque of 500Nm at 2,000rpm. This engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, coupled with RWD (rear-wheel drive) system.
The 2776 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 11.45 kmpl .
PERFORMANCE & HANDLING
The refinement levels of the SUV’s 2.8-litre Duramax engine are better than most of its rivals. It’s quick and quiet. Though, it gets a bit noisy at high speeds. The automatic gearbox is well-tuned, and shifts smoothly. The vehicle remains composed even on uneven roads, thanks to its stiffer suspension. The high speed stability is quite impressive, and body roll isn’t an issue.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer competes against the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Ssanyong Rexton.
Chevrolet Trailblazer User Review