General Motors pulled the wrap off the 2019 Chevy Blazer SUV, which will be slotted between Chevy’s Equinox and Traverse.
Fundamentally, the incoming Blazer is a crossover but sports a sports car influenced design. Well, it’s not so difficult to miss with striking similarities in the design of the new Blazer with the 2019 Chevy Camaro.
The front end gets LED daytime running lamps which are separated from the low-placed HID headlamps that surround the wide grille. Sheet metal gets several character lines down the side of the vehicle. One swoops back from the headlamps to the side-view mirrors while another starts at the front wheel arch, runs down the side of the Blazer before kicking upward through the D-pillar and integrating into the rear liftgate spoiler. There’s a third design line that extends from the rear door handles to the signature dual-element LED taillamps.
Chevrolet will offer either a 2.5-litre four-cylinder or 3.6-liter V6 engine mated to nine-speed automatic transmission. The four-cylinder engine produces 193hp and 255 Nm of torque. The V6 engine makes 305 hp and 365Nm of torque. Both come standard with stop-start engine technology. All-wheel-drive models receive Traction Select that allows for only the front wheels to receive power when AWD isn’t necessary. The RS and Premier trims receive a more sophisticated twin-clutch AWD system.
The RS and Premier trims also receive aesthetic upgrades as well. For example, the Premier gets additional bright chrome trim while the Blazer RS has a blacked-out appearance.
Inside, the Chevy gets a driver-centric interior with lots of occupant friendly features including a padded knee area for added comfort, round air vents, and grab handles. The Blazer will also receive Chevy’s first Cargo Management System, which is standard on the RS and Premier. It features a rail system and cargo fence to help divide the rear cargo area to better secure smaller items.
Chevy is also packing the new Blazer with loads of technology such as an electronic-locking glovebox, wireless charging, six USB ports, a hands-free power liftgate standard on the RS and Premier, available adaptive cruise control, and available automatic heated steering wheel and automatic heated/ventilated seats that work with the remote start. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer hits dealerships in early 2019.