Chevrolet confirmed plans today to bring back another iconic name from the past: Trailblazer. The bowtie brand will be affixing this name of yesteryear to an all-new compact SUV set to join the Chevrolet lineup in early 2020.
Aside from the name, Chevy has released two photos of the Trailblazer, which looks nearly identical to the Trailblazer already for sale in China. This compact ute will slot between the Trax and Equinox, joining what Chevy says is a fast-growing segment.
Trailblazer is borrowing much of its design from the larger Blazer, including an aggressive front fascia design and an optional two-tone roof on the sporty RS model.
“The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”
Trailblazer will feature standard active safety features, including Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It also offers optional Adaptive Cruise Control – Camera, Rear Park Assist and a High Definition Rear Vision Camera that provides additional assistance to customers while parking.
Thus far Chevy is being tight-lipped about the 2021 Trailblazer’s specifications, including engine options. It’s safe to assume those will be a mystery until closer to its launch next year.