When we think of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, we remember it as being a large, gas-guzzling SUV. Well, those days of SUVs are gone, so no worries. General Motors has unveiled its next-generation 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer at the Dubai International Motor Show, and from its dynamic and agile look, it definitely yells out fuel efficiency.
The styling of the 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is bold and strong, which is emphasized by its protruding power dome in the hood along with a raised cowl. In addition, many of new design cues from the Chevrolet Cruze get carried over as well. Here we see in the front fascia that features a prominent dual-port grille along with a three-dimensional grille mesh. Rockers, belt line, tailgate and a roof rack further enhance the modern look of the new 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer.
Unlike the previous-generation Chevrolet TrailBlazer, the new 2013 TrailBlazer is more compact yet still has seating for seven passengers. It features second-row seats with a 60/40 split, and both the second and third rows can be folded flat for more cargo space if needed. All and all, the new 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer is more of a crossover than a SUV.
“The growing markets of the world want flexibility. That means power and capability combined with comfort and efficiency,” said Brad Merkel, GM’s global vehicle line executive for midsize trucks and SUVs. “TrailBlazer does it all. You can tow anything, go anywhere, comfortably seat seven people, and do so with the fuel efficiency associated with a smaller, less capable vehicle. It’s the complete package.”
Just as expected from the 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer’s style, it will be more fuel efficient that its predecessor. It features a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine producing 180 hp and a hefty 346 lb-ft of torque, which is currently found in the new 2012 Chevrolet Colorado.
According GM, even though the 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer displayed in Dubai is a show car, the production model will be very similar to it. As of right now, we are really impressed with the design of the new 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer. But we know all too well, the final product usually deviated from the show model.
The 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer will be available in Thailand in early 2012, and GM will use that market to feel interest from U.S. customers and elsewhere around the world. And just like the launch of the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, we expect that the 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer will be available in the States.