Remember the Chevrolet Trailblazer? Well, the US-based brand has just unveiled an all-new version at Auto Shanghai 2019 … and it’s decidedly different from the one you may remember.
Yes, from what we can tell, this new Trailblazer runs on one of Chevrolet’s new unibody crossover platforms, rather than the ladder-frame set-up used by the seven-seater model once offered here in South Africa. And reports suggest it will actually replace the smaller Trax offered in some markets.
Its styled rather more boldly than its forebear, too, drawing plenty of inspiration from the brand’s FNR-CarryAll concept. Up front, you’ll notice the stacked headlamp arrangement and the automaker’s signature dual-intake grille. Pictured here is a Redline version, which boasts black 17-inch wheels.
The brand has yet to reveal powertrain options for the new Trailblazer, nor any additional official images (for now, there's no indication of what the rear of the vehicle looks like, never mind its cabin).
Still, we guess that matters little since General Motors (and thus Chevrolet) pulled out of South Africa at the end of 2017 (with the Isuzu MU-X since stepping into Trailblazer’s shoes to take on the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport).
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