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    2019 Chevrolet Blazer Revealed

    Source: AutoVerdict
    June 21, 2018
    by Nick Saporito


    After its bizarre teaser issued earlier today, Chevrolet has taken the covers off the 2019 Blazer. The iconic nameplate is returning on the side of a new midsize crossover SUV that's based on the GMC Acadia.*

    “Chevrolet has been at the forefront of each of the major automotive industry trends by anticipating consumer demand and delivering innovative products like Bolt EV, Colorado and Trax,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet. “The introduction of the all-new Blazer builds on that momentum and further strengthens the most comprehensive lineup of crossovers and SUVs on the market today.”

    Blazer will be filling the void between the Equinox and Traverse, creating a true three-crossover strategy for the Chevrolet showroom. From a size perspective, the Blazer is nearly identical to the GMC Acadia.*

    Much like the upcoming 2019 Silverado, the new Blazer is wearing what Chevrolet calls a "bold" design theme that varies greatly based on the trim level. Various trim levels will be available with fairly distinct looks as depicted from the photos.*

    Feature highlights include:*

    Highlights include:

    Bold styling that features a strong grille and muscular proportions.
    Driver-centric interior and distinctive looks on all models.
    Model range includes sporty RS and up-level Premier models.
    Five-passenger seating with up to 64.2 cubic feet (1,818 L) of max cargo space with second-row seats folded flat.
    Adjustable sliding rear seat.
    Available Chevy-first cargo management system with a rail system and cargo fence.
    Available panoramic dual-pane power sunroof.
    Suite of available active safety features.
    Standard 2.5L I-4 and available 3.6L V-6 engines, each backed by a nine-speed automatic transmission.
    Advanced twin-clutch AWD system available.
    4,500 pounds (2,041 kg) estimated max trailering with the available 3.6L V-61.
    Available Hitch View feature that helps the driver align the hitch with the trailer.

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    Everyone is saying this looks great but I am having a hard time getting behind Chevy's new face. The Camaro SS and the new Silverado and now this. Something is off about it to me. Also I still hate the floating roof trend and wish it would end.

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    Assuming this is a Ford Edge competitor? The Camaro styling cues work better here than on the Camaro. Nice enough vehicle in a growing (of crowded) market. I guess this is where mid-sized sedan buyers are going. But as an enthusiast, hard to see much exciting here. Some kind of performance variant might change my mind ... maybe.

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    Missed opportunity if there's no off road version. A Trail Boss edition would be a nice option particularly with the Bronco coming. I really like this design, looks like ass on the Camaro

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    Quote Originally Posted by donmateo View Post
    Missed opportunity if there's no off road version. A Trail Boss edition would be a nice option particularly with the Bronco coming. I really like this design, looks like ass on the Camaro
    This just doesn’t look and feel like it would be a credible rock crawler like the Bronco will be. But, it does look like the ideal platform for a performance CUV. It uses the same AWD system as the Focus RS and looks like a swollen Camaro.

    Give it the TT3.6 (400+ hp), performance tuned suspension and brakes and you might have a poor man’s Porsche Macan. Ford will have the Edge ST, after all and this is clearly an Edge competitor.

    That all said, I feel the the real niche with performance CUVs isn’t something suitable for paved racetracks, it’s something more rooted in rallying. North America still has tons of gravel and dirt roads that are very lightly trafficked and — with some travel and control in the suspension — can be fun to drive. This is a trend already happening in the road bike world: traditional road bicycles with bigger more compliant tires and disk brakes capable of riding on roads — paved or dirt (gravel bikes). A performance CUV equivalent seems like it would be fun to drive, not ruin what people like about these vehicles and come across as a bit more authentic than a tall, 4000 lb, “track” CUV.

    The tag line: enjoy every road!
    Last edited by Tone; 06-23-2018 at 09:20 AM.

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    Having fond memories of riding in my grandparents K5 Blazer as a kid, this does not exactly do the name justice.

    But it does look good for a crossover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arutherford View Post
    Having fond memories of riding in my grandparents K5 Blazer as a kid, this does not exactly do the name justice.

    But it does look good for a crossover.
    I agree. my family had one back in '73-'74 and this does not cut it compared to that. I like it but that front end needs toned down to be a lot less Toyota looking. The interior is a home run though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnut View Post
    I agree. my family had one back in '73-'74 and this does not cut it compared to that. I like it but that front end needs toned down to be a lot less Toyota looking. The interior is a home run though.
    Interior does look pretty good and have with well executed materials need to see real world pics to confirm but right now looks great.

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