2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer USA
The 2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer might make its way back to North America. The upcoming model is likely to be based on the new-generation Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. If these announcements come to fruition, the hotly contested SUV segment will be joined by another attractive model. The return of the 2016 Trailblazer could turn out to be quite successful if this model follows in the footsteps of some of its predecessors.
Becoming increasingly popular worldwide, the SUV segment has been flooded with a large number of new models recently. Moreover, many automakers are attempting to „revive“ some of their older models in order to exploit their recognizable nameplates. That is exactly what Chevrolet is trying to accomplish with the 2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer’s reappearance on the US market.
The Trailblazer nameplate actually started out as an upscale trim line of the Blazer model in 1999. Then it became a separate model that went on sale in 2002. The Chevy Trailblazer was sold exclusively on the US market until 2009. It was replaced by the Chevrolet Traverse in 2013, while the Trailblazer continued to be sold on several overseas markets. It is currently present mostly in Brazil, Australia (known as the Holden Colorado 7) as well as in some Asian countries.
2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer Specs
The current generation of this SUV is in its second iteration, while the model is based on the 2011 concept vehicle. American buyers are becoming increasingly interested in the Trailblazer ever since its revival was announced. Rumor has it that the new model might be underpinned by the same platform on which the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck is based on. The 2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer would be the only truck-based SUV across the Chevrolet’s range. In comparison to the outgoing model, 2016 Chevy Trailblazer should receive a refreshed exterior styling. The changes will include sharper edges of the sheet metal, various new design cues and new LED light clusters. As for the interior, it is expected to be modernized with better materials and advanced technological features.
When it comes to engine lineup, the current model offers two diesel and one gasoline unit. The two Duramax diesel engines of 2.5- and 2.8-liters have proven themselves as mighty and dependable. In addition to them, there is a 3.6-liter V6 gasoline-powered unit that makes 277 horsepower. The engine lineup of the anticipated 2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer is very likely to be extended with new options. The likeliest candidates are the units that already power the Colorado and Traverse models.
2016 Chevy Trailblazer Release Date
The upcoming model is expected to hit the showrooms by the end of 2015. Whether the new Trailblazer will make its debut in the US this year or somewhat later, remains to be seen. Anyway, the 2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer will certainly be a fresh newcomer in the SUV segment.