In an attempt to push itssluggish sales, Chevrolet recently launched the Trailblazer in India at Rs 26.40 lakh, ex-showroom. An SUV in the true sense, the Trailblazer looks massive when seen from any angle. On the front, Chevy has incorporated the bow tie into the grille to make it look similar to other models in its portfolio. The Chevy SUV doesn't look as upmarket asthe Ford Endeavour but scores brownie pointsin terms of volume.
The interiors of the Chevrolet Trailblazer again lose out on the premium feel. The upholstery getsa dual-tone combination, the centre console is finished in gloss black. The climate control switches form a circle that, in our opinion, looks out of place. The dash also offers various storage points and a split glove box.
In terms of performance, the 2.8-litre Duramax turbodiesel four-cylinder DOHC unit produces 200PS at 3,600rpm and a makes a massive torque of 500Nm at just 2,000rpm.
Chevrolet Trailblazer competes against Toyota Fortuner and the new Ford Endeavour in India.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer gets a ground clearance of 253mm
Look at the Trailblazer from any angle and you know it's a huge SUV
The Chevrolet Trailblazer towers over you at over 6 feet
The face is typical Chevrolet, thanks to the signature front split grille
The sides feature no highlights and are rather plain, the fenders are flared but receive no cladding
Large tail gate on the Chevrolet Trailblazer looks bland
The side step has been added to help occupants 'climb' inside the tall cabin
It's a smart face but could have looked more aggressive considering the vehicle's butch character
Although the Trailblazer doesn't have a very aggressive look, it makes up for it with its presence
Boot space is 205 litres with all seats up, 1,830 litres with the rear seats folded and 878 litres with just thethird row seat folded
The Chevrolet Trailblazer gets 265/60 R18 tyres
The second row seats are quite comfortable with plenty of leg room
Triple pod instrumental cluster of the new Chevrolet Trailblazer
The Trailblazer gets a 7" touchscreen infotainment system
The Trailblazer gets a leather wrapped steering wheel
LED tail lamps onthe Chevrolet Trailblazer look basic
The Trailblazer gets the modern 2.8-litre Duramax turbodiesel motor that incidentally just received an update internationally
Sporty canon type projector headlights
New grille on the Trailblazer to make it look familiar
The four-cylinder DOHC unit produces 200PS at 3,600rpm and a massive 500Nm of torque that's available from just 2,000rpm