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Old 08-26-2017, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default 2019 Chevrolet Blazer getting four-banger and V6

If the name rings a bell it’s because the Blazer and TrailBlazer models have been in the heart of fans ever since their demise – and now Chevrolet is willing to restore the moniker to former glory.

The midsize SUV is being resurrected with the glorious nameplate in order to satisfy the insatiable quench for more and more crossovers – and Chevrolet is reportedly going to come out with the modern reincarnation next year for the 2019 model year. Unfortunately for diehard fans, this time around the Blazer isn’t going to cater to the off-road enthusiast segment, instead focusing on the much broader crossover, family-hauler sector. And according to the latest report, we even know the powertrains of choice.

The entry-level model will be powered by a nothing to write home about naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Go for higher specked versions and you’ll get larger wheels, angular exhaust tips and a 3.6-liter V6 from the North American family. The specifications point towards the Blazer sharing its DNA with the second-generation GMC Acadia, a bold looking crossover with room for seven and a good price in base builds. The Blazer might also share components with the Traverse (pictured), but come in smaller size so it’s yet unknown if the bowtie will also fit it with a third row of seats.

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Old 08-26-2017, 09:41 AM   #2
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Why no 4.3l V6? Those things were beasts.
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:07 PM   #3
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They make a 300hp 4.3L V6 right now. It's only longitudinal though.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:06 AM   #4
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Another FWD based, NA 4 or 6 cylinder SUV with (probably) boring styling and no usefulness off-road. What's the point?
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:26 AM   #5
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"restore...former glory." Really?
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:19 AM   #6
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Another FWD based, NA 4 or 6 cylinder SUV with (probably) boring styling and no usefulness off-road. What's the point?
Because Americans will buy exactly that over just about anything else right now.
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:55 AM   #7
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Another FWD based, NA 4 or 6 cylinder SUV with (probably) boring styling and no usefulness off-road. What's the point?
What exactly do you consider to be useful for off-road performance? The 4-cylinder FWD-based Jeep Renegade and Compass Trailhawk seem to hold their own in sand, gravel, grades, and rocks. The same can be said of the Range Rover Evoque. Once you get it off the OE summer rubber and give it some all terrain tires it will do more any nearly any of the owners will try. GM gave the GMC Acadia AllTerrain a dedicated off-road performance mode and all terrain tires. It'll do more than you think it will. None of them are going to beat a Wrangler Rubicon at any of these tasks, but all of them are going to offer more ride comfort, less road noise, and better fuel economy than the Wrangler...which is exactly the point of a crossover.
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Old 08-28-2017, 01:00 PM   #8
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Another FWD based, NA 4 or 6 cylinder SUV with (probably) boring styling and no usefulness off-road. What's the point?
Because 90%+ of the people who buy SUV's never do any serious offroading? And MPG. And it's not like they won't offer AWD, it will just be FWD based system.

I suspect the problem is that most hardcore off road enthusiasts are just gonna buy a Jeep anyway.
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I thought GM had their SUV/CUV lineup complete. Without trying to volley at the Bronco concept thing, why make this at all and ruin the possibility of using the name for something real? Theyve got the traverse, equinox, and trax. Why bastardize and dilute? Does not make sense.
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I thought GM had their SUV/CUV lineup complete. Without trying to volley at the Bronco concept thing, why make this at all and ruin the possibility of using the name for something real? Theyve got the traverse, equinox, and trax. Why bastardize and dilute? Does not make sense.
SUV/CUV segment is the only growing segment in a declining car market. My guess is they kill off more passenger cars.

I agree they probably don't need it, but they are trying to respond to the market.

Don't worry at some point there will be a gas shortage/crisis and then everyone will scramble to buy hybrid/electric/gas thrifty small passenger cars....
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Interesting. They must have changed the engine a bit, or tuned it to make more torque at low RPM to deal with the mass of the vehicle. That same 2.0L turbo is closer to 280hp in a Buick Regal. I think it's still in the 260hp range in an Equinox or Terrain. Must be searching for ways to improve fuel economy.
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Maybe a smaller turbo for better low end? Also some of the peak power figures depend on fitting in a good flowing exhaust and intake while still meeting emissions, being able to offer all wheel drive, and the inevitable cost cutting.
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GM China has just released the very first teaser image of the upcoming three-row Chevrolet Blazer model ahead of the vehicle’s impending reveal. Together with the first official image, the company announced that the midsize-plus utility will debut next Friday, November 8th, during the 2019 Chevrolet Gala Night, a special event set to be held in the Chinese city of Hefei.

Last month, GM Authority was first to bring you leaked images of the upcoming three-row Chevrolet Blazer, otherwise referred to as the Blazer XL. The family vehicle features a versatile seven-seat passenger configuration to meet the needs and preferences of Chinese families. As such, the Blazer XL will be positioned as the flagship Chevrolet utility in China, where neither the Traverse crossover nor the Tahoe/Suburban SUVs are marketed.

Foreshadowed a year ago by the Chevrolet FNR-CarryAll concept, the Blazer XL maintains the same aesthetics of the regular five-seat model but with a slightly longer body, including a larger rear overhang and an extended roof and liftgate line enable the third row of seats. GM said interested customers will be able to have the new Chevrolet Blazer XL in RS or Redline variant, though we expect other trims, like LT and Premier, to also be offered.

The Chevrolet Blazer XL is expected to be powered by a single powertrain combination for the Chinese market – the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY engine coupled to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission making a maximum 233 horsepower, just like in the all-new midsize-plus Buick Enclave.

Since introducing the world’s first SUV in 1935 – the Suburban Carryall – Chevrolet has offered many innovative utility vehicles. Between 1980 and 2018, the brand sold more than 20 million utilities globally, with the Blazer being one of the brand’s flagship products.

The new Blazer XL will join the Tracker, Trailblazer and Equinox to cover the subcompact, compact, midsize, and large utility vehicle segments, respectively, in China – Chevrolet’s second largest market. These products offer Chinese consumers high levels of value and personalization, along with an authentic American SUV experience. Notably, the segmentation is different in the U.S., where the new Trailblazer is a subcompact vehicle, the Equinox is compact, the Blazer is midsize and the Traverse is full-size.

As we presented in our exclusive report in the beginning of 2019, the Chevrolet Blazer XL will be Chevrolet’s largest global crossover and is ideal for regions, such as China and other Asian markets, where the Traverse is not sold because it is too large. In addition to China, the Blazer XL could also be sold in other markets such as South Korea, Brazil and most countries in South America.

Though GM has yet to make any official comments on the matter, it’s highly unlikely that GM will market the three-row Blazer in North America.




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