The all-new Trailblazer sits on the new global body-on-frame mid-size truck platform that sits between the Traverse and Tahoe. According to Chevy, it promises great levels of comfort and handling, and the third row seat is the most comfortable in its class.
There are two turbo diesel engine options for export: a 2.5 liter with 150 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, and a 2.8 liter VGT Duramax with an additional 30 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque. Both engines are paired with either a six-speed automatic slush box or the usual five-speed manual gearbox. The Thai-built SUV is also equipped with safety features such as Panic Brake Assist, ABS, EBD, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Hill Descent control, and dual airbags.
Due to the high market demand of the Trailblazer and its sister-car, the Colorado pick-up truck, General Motors Thailand has added a third shift to the assembly line and power train plants.
The all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer will be sold to more than 50 markets across the globe, including the Philippines, and will go head-to-head with the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Ford Everest, and Isuzu Alterra. The Covenant Car Company Inc. (TCCCI) has yet to announce a launch date for the Trailblazer, but we're expecting it to arrive early 2013.