Production of the 2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer was discontinued in the US market back in 2008. Having been introduced in 2002, this has become the most popular mid-sized SUVs to rock the US auto market. The Trailblazer still remains on sale overseas. To keep with the demands of the modern day driver, the new vehicle has undergone a lot of updates and improvements.
Chevrolet previewed the vehicle at the 2006 Thailand, Bangkok motor show. With their eyes set on the international markets, particularly the ASEAN markets. The new 2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer concept is part of its second generation models but has undergone a lot of changes to make it competitive with other brands.
2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
Industry experts are thrilled with its new exterior styling, particularly the front clip which seems to have been reworked. The rugged appeal of the vehicle still remains though it has been by its new premium outlook. Its headlights have been fitted with standard Xenon headlamps while its frog lamps are rounded and partially concealed within the bumpers intake. A small budge is present on its hood, accentuating the unique contemporary look. Riding on 22inch machined wheels the road experience is remarkable. Chrome roof rails and side steps are also present on its new premium exterior frame.
The interior cabin has undergone a nice trim and contains sturdy leather seats. Other features worth mentioning are its 8-inch infotainment unit and the double tone instrument panel. The new model contains superior technology: Tire pressure monitoring systems, Front & rear parking assistance, Side blind zone alert, Anti-rolling safeguards, trailer sway control and several other capabilities.
The redesign on the interior of the vehicle emphasises a great deal on its premium quality. A great deal o focus has also been directed to the spacious interior and level of comfort.
2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer – Engine and Performance
Industry insiders reveal that we should expect a massive update on the top models of the 2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer that will be released. Its 2.8-litre 6-speed automatic transmission, a turbocharged diesel engine will run on close to 200 hp and over a 370-pound foot of torque.
This might not make a huge change on its towing performance but the driver will feel the new improvement when on the road – brought about by the extra horsepower. Anticipate a longer ratio gearbox which will enable the ride to cruise at a lower RPM, conserving fuel. The Chevrolet Trailblazer 2018 hits a top speed of 202 km/h and an average of 15 km/litre fuel mileage. Its electric steering is more refined and excellent.
2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer – Price and Release Date
Ever since the 2018 Chevy Trailblazer was showcased, it seems like an instant hit. The new ride has received significant updates that should distinguish it from its competitors. Chevrolet seems to have decided to retain its previous platform while making the major engine. And gearbox changes for a better on-road driving experience.
The 2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer will still remain on the US market as it is expected to outshine all other Chevrolet models available with its $33,000 price tag – a situation the company is trying to avoid.