Chevrolet has a prominent SUV family with five high riding vehicles on offer right now like the Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe and Suburban apart from the crop of pickup trucks. The American carmaker has made no secret about the upcoming 2018 Traverse, however, our spy sleuths have caught a mysterious CUV testing in the Mountains of Colorado. Could this be the return of the Chevrolet Blazer?
Heavily camouflaged, the prototype spotted here seems to be the size of the Equinox and current generation Traverse. If the rumours are to be believed, Chevy is preparing to bring out an all-new Blazer after a decade of retirement. Discontinued in 1994, the Blazer was the smallest full-size SUV version of the Chevrolet C/K family. The resurrection of the Blazer nameplate could mean that it would fit between the compact Equinox and the full-size Traverse.
The cladded test mule does not carry any familiar design of the new upcoming 2018 Traverse, but it closely resembles the Equinox. There are LED lightings in the headlamps, the windshield is quite raked and the D-pillar is almost erect with dual exhaust pipes sticking out at the back. The wheelbase seems the same as the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5 which means this mystery CUV will be based on the same C1XX platform which also underpins few more vehicles under the GM banner. The powertrain is expected to be a V6 mated to the new nine-speed automatic transmission.
The new vehicle will compete against the likes of Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Kia Sorrento, and few other stable mates such as the Buick Enclave. Expect the car to be revealed earlier next year at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show.