General Motors ended its operations in Southeast Asia at the end of 2020. Despite that, Chevrolet Philippines under The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) remained operational. The closure meant that the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Colorado would cease to exist by then. This year, however, marks the return of the Trailblazer nameplate.
Unlike the previous Trailblazer though, this new one is a subcompact unibody crossover SUV. Measuring in at 4,411 mm long, 1,810 mm wide, and 1,633 to 1,664 mm tall, depending on the variant), the Trailblazer fits right in with competitors like the Honda HR-V, Subaru XV, Mazda CX-30, just to name a few. This means it will definitely slot right above the even smaller Tracker subcompact SUV.
The all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer made its global debut in April 2019 in China and then in November 2019 for its North American debut. The Trailblazer is produced in two countries: South Korea and China. TCCCI will most likely source the Trailblazer from the SAIC-GM plant in Shanghai, just like the all-new Tracker.
From the outside, the Trailblazer features a split headlight design with the LED daytime running lights being completely separated from the main headlight cluster. The grille is also large and it is divided by a chrome or gloss black bar, depending on the variant.
Moving towards the side, and you’ll see its stylish alloy wheels and available black contrasting roof, though at this point, we are not yet aware of what kind of features the Philippine-market Trailblazer will get. At the rear are a pair of sleek LED taillights and a sculpted rear end.
For the interior, we can expect features like Chevrolet’s 8-inch MyLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, passive entry with push-button start, and even a panoramic sunroof.
Given that TCCCI will most likely source this from China, the upcoming Trailblazer will be powered by a 1.3-liter three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine that produces a healthy 162 hp and 240 Nm of torque. Front-wheel drive (FWD) models get a CVT while splurging for all-wheel drive (AWD) gets you a 9-speed automatic.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer is making a comeback this month, so stay tuned to Go Flat Out PH to find out more about this new offering from TCCCI.