The upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the best off-road options in the SUV segment. Trailblazer is also known as the “Colorado 7”. It looks rugged and it comes with a bold design. This model slots between the Trax and Equinox models. Trailblazer stopped with the production in 2009.
Now, Trailblazer is back as part of the General Motors’ SUV lineup. The new model looks like a smaller version of the Blazer crossover. Chevrolet didn’t specify exact details about new 2021 Trailblazer. However, it did mention superb safety rating and numerous driver-assistance features. A sporty RS trim will be in the offer as well.
The exterior of the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will wear a company’s famous design language. Company’s representatives confirmed that the new Trailblazer will continue with the Chevy’s design language. This SUV will look stylish and sporty. The front fascia will sport new headlights that will look both modern and unique. Hood will also look interesting and sculpted. The front grille will be borrowed from the Chevy Equinox model.
A dual-port grille will deliver class and upscale look. The fog lights are available as well and the front end will wear plenty of chrome accents. 16-inch wheels are offered as standard. Side steps and body-colored bumpers will be optional. The rear part will look wide and taillights are looking narrow and innovative. Dimensionally, Trailblazer will look like a smaller Blazer model. On top of that, this SUV will slot between the Chevy Trax and Chevy Equinox models.
More Safety Features
As for the interior, Chevrolet didn’t provide more specific details. However, it did mention great safety rating and numerous driver-assistance systems. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will become a leader in the safety category. This model will offer auto emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and lane-keep assist as standard. Moreover, parking assist will be optional. Of course, Chevy will introduce more systems. The cabin will deliver an upscale look and modern details.
Some sources are saying there will be two interior versions. The first one with the two-row layout. A third row should be optional. We expect ample legroom and plenty of modern stuff. That includes larger displays and a multi-function steering wheel. On top of that, numerous trim levels should be in the offer. Thanks to that, you can equip new 2021 Trailblazer to a level of real luxury.
Possible Engine Options
This is perhaps the biggest mystery so far. We still don’t know which engine will power the upcoming 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder seems like a perfect candidate. This turbocharged unit can be found under the hood of the new Equinox model. On top of that, a 2.0-liter turbo-four will most likely be an optional engine.
Chevy Trax is offering a 1.4-liter turbo-four drivetrain that is also a good option. However, this is just speculation for now. If that happens, a 9-speed automatic gearbox will be standard. Furthermore, all Trailblazers will offer a standard front-wheel-drive system. All-wheel-drive setup will be optional.
Chevrolet Trailblazer RS
The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will get its sporty variant. The Trailblazer RS is just a possibility for now. However, well-informed sources are saying the RS trim is very certain. We don’t have that many details about this model. For now, this sporty version will offer a two-tone roof and better aerodynamics.
On top of that, the lower stance is another must-have for this model. Interior will deliver sporty steering wheel, sportier seats, and numerous RS badges. Under the bonnet, Trailblazer RS will offer more power than the base model.
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Price and Release Date
Pricing details are yet to be announced. We can expect full pricing details closer to the release date. Whatsoever, we predict the price below $40,000. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will introduce a couple of trim levels and sporty RS trim.
Also, this model will arrive in the United States as the Colorado 7 model. Company’s newest SUV will hit the markets in the second half of 2020.