Trailblazer was the higher-end version of the regular Blazer SUV. However, the crossover lasted only for one generation. It’s been ten years since it was dismissed. But, fans are still dreaming of its comeback. Unfortunately, it seems like they will continue to wait since 2019 Chevy Trailblazer won’t return to the US. On the other hand, the new Blazer could be a surprise of the next season. This model is a first step of resurrecting the Trailblazer as well.
What is the 2019 Chevy Trailblazer in other countries? The mid-size SUV offers seven seats. In the US, General Motors company has two such vehicles – the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia. In the past, the Trailblazer was a closely related to GMC Envoy. The SUV is not a part of the lineup for more than 10 years, but there are some indications of its comeback as well. Once siblings, Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy will share a lot of in common if they reappear in the US.
2019 Chevy Trailblazer Unlikely to Return to the USA
The 2019 Chevy Trailblazer is already available for test drive in the Middle East. However, customers can’t make a purchase yet. That is enough for some enthusiasts to launch rumors about the preparation of the comeback. Well, we must disappoint you all, since the 2019 Chevrolet Trailblazer stays away from the United States.
There are a few reasons for that. First of all, the spot in the mid-size three-row segment is filled. Not only that buyers have a single vehicle there, but two. GMC Acadia is a very close sibling to the Chevrolet Traverse. The second reason is that existing 2019 Chevy Trailblazer we see in some countries can’t meet high expectations from the more serious US market.
Chevy Blazer to Open Doors to Trailblazer in Future
The positive vibes we feel about the return of Blazer. This crossover is coming back. It will be a mid-size SUV that takes a position between two-row Equinox and three-row Traverse. As an upgrade, the Trailblazer could come after 2020. By then, the crossover range will grow further, and it is likely that Chevrolet will find the room for it between Traverse and a full-size Tahoe SUV.
2019 Chevy Trailblazer Specs
The 2019 Chevy Trailblazer is a tough crossover. The big vehicle deserves a big unit, and GM engineers decided to go with a 3.6-liter V-6 unit. The engine is capable to deliver 275 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque (350 Nm). It uses a six-speed automatic transmission to distribute power to all wheels. Balance and traction are getting a boost with such a system, so the Trailblazer is an excellent option for off-road adventures. Its torque allows the SUV to go over almost all kinds of obstacles.
Chevy Trailblazer MPG
The cost of such performance is its fuel economy. But, we could say that combined mileage is the only downside you will find on Trailblazer’s specs sheet. It takes 12 liters ever 100 km (19 mpg).
In some countries, the 2019 Chevy Trailblazer is available with diesel engines. However, neither the 2.5-liter or 2.8-liter unit can match the performance of the petrol V-6. Less power, similar torque, and better fuel economy are what you get if go after diesel units.
2019 Chevy Trailblazer SS
The first generation of the SUV had a special version in the lineup. During 2006, the crossover came with a Super Sport badge on it. Back then, it used Corvette’s engine and more aggressive styling to boost interest. Now, the 2019 Chevy Trailblazer SS could do the same. The special version of the SUV will definitely increase interest in this model. Also, this could be the special version for the US market. This performance-oriented vehicle could turn to Corvette’s drivetrain once again and borrow the drivetrain. Nowadays, its V-8 is good for 650 horses in some versions.
2019 Chevy Trailblazer Z71 and LTZ
The 2019 Chevy Trailblazer Z71 is top of the range trim in Thailand. However, other countries and the market don’t offer this version. Usually, buyers will have to be happy with and LTZ trim level. Both of them have advantages. For example, we will see Z71 using a small 2.5-liter diesel engine. It doesn’t create too much power, but there are numerous features to boost the overall driving experience. Hill descent control and start assist will definitely be helpful in some situations.
On the other hand, the 2019 Chevy Trailblazer LTZ model is the most luxurious inside. With it, buyers are getting the latest infotainment features as parts of the MyLink system. Unfortunately, General Motors doesn’t offer Android Auto services, while the Apple CarPlay is standard.
2019 Chevy Trailblazer Interior
An eight-inch screen is standard on upper trims. Touchscreen display will read all the info about the 2019 Chevy Trailblazer. Depending on a trim level, the crossover will come with more or fewer premium features. For the Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ, we need to spend the most. But, we will get leather upholstery and seats with various options, such as power-adjusting position and heating.
Safety in the 2019 Chevy Trailblazer is on the highest level. The company is not working only on this segment to protect, but also to prevent unwanted situations. Because of that, we will find features such as lane departure warning, or front collision alert. Also, parking sensors will be helpful in tight areas, while some trim levels are offering a rearview camera. Even if this doesn’t help, there are systems to prevent passengers from the crash. Traction control and electronic brakes with anti-rolling and electronic stability features will definitely improve the chances of avoiding the collision.
2019 Chevy Trailblazer Release Date
The 2019 Chevy Trailblazer is already available in Middle East countries. We expect it to see in entire Asia very soon. From there, Chevrolet plans to expand the market to Europe. In Australia, buyers can find this model under the nameplate Holden Trailblazer.
We will continue to follow news and rumors about the return to the US. Well, the SUV is not coming here during next season, but in the future, it remains the possibility. The 2019 Chevy Trailblazer SS version and the Blazer will make first steps. After these are on North American soil, we can be sure the Trailblazer is on the way as well.