Chevrolet will launch the Trailblazer SUV in India on October 21. The full-sized seven-seater model will compete with the Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero in the premium SUV segment.
The Trailblazer will be the largest SUV in the segment with the length and breadth of 4,878mm and 1,838mm respectively. The looks of the Trailblazer are similar to that of the Captiva with a split grille and massive bow-tie logo at the front. The styling is relatively simple with rounded edges and there are hardly any cuts and creases on the body. It still looks premium with an ample usage of chrome and projector headlamps.
The interior of the SUV is well put together, the layout is stylish and the dual-tone black and beige makes the cabin look roomy. The features list includes automatic AC with dedicated blowers for the second and third row, music system with Bluetooth, cruise control, six-way adjustable seats and rear parking camera with sensors. With the longest wheelbase in the segment, the Trailblazer also offers decent seating space in the third row.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is powered by the 2.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine producing 200bhp and 500Nm of torque. At the time of the launch, the car will be available only in a single rear-wheel drive variant with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet will import the Trailblazer to India as a CBU from Thailand. Since the two countries share a trade pact, the pricing won’t be much higher than that of the CKD models with the ex-showroom price expected to be around Rs 27 lakh.