November 10, 2011

Chevrolet’s All-New TrailBlazer SUV Breaks Cover in Dubai

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2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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Dubai — Chevrolet's toughest, most-refined midsize sport utility vehicle, the TrailBlazer, made its global debut today at the opening of the Dubai International Motor Show in the Middle East.

The robust seven-seat show vehicle previews Chevrolet's latest SUV offering, which will be sold around the world, beginning with Thailand in early 2012.

The new-generation TrailBlazer combines the hauling and towing capability of a body-on-frame SUV with the ride comfort and efficiency of a crossover. Developed in tandem with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado pickup by GM do Brasil, it shares the same architecture as its truck sibling, with a chassis tuned to combine heavy-duty off-road capability with refined city driving.

The show vehicle features an all-wheel-drive system and is powered by GM's new 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine, which features a variable-geometry turbocharger for an optimal combination of performance and fuel economy.

“It is a reflection of the importance of the Middle East market for General Motors that a vehicle as important as TrailBlazer is making its global debut at this show,” said GM Middle East Operations President and Managing Director John Stadwick. “Without question, the new TrailBlazer will be one of the biggest and toughest members of the Chevrolet family — the perfect vehicle to take on the Middle East's competitive midsize SUV segment.

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2 Responses to “Chevrolet’s All-New TrailBlazer SUV Breaks Cover in Dubai”

  1. No word on whether GM will build this midsize SUV alongside the Colorado in the US as well as Thailand and Brazil, however since it is essentially just another Colorado body-style (a wagon to join the single-cab, extended-cab and crew-cab), even minimal sales would justify the investment. This is a nice truck and should do well against the Pathfinder, 4Runner, Land Cruiser Prado etc. If they can sell a mere 3,000 a month in the US that could add more than 50% to mid-truck production volumes in Wentzville.

  2. Aside from Thailand and the Middle East confirmed markets so far include Australia, where it will be sold as he Holden Colorado 7. Other Asian markets are likely, as are Russia, South Africa and most markets in South America.

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