The Blazer is back, well at least in name only.
Chevrolet just unveiled the new version of the heralded nameplate – the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer
— due out early next year. It’s not what we’d call a duplicate of its off-road predecessor. Unlike what looks to be the old-school revival of the Ford Bronco also coming next year, the Blazer eschews the past in lieu of a sporty crossover that takes design cues from the refreshed Camaro.
The new Blazer, which will seat five, slots between the smaller Equinox
and larger Traverse
. The model range includes the base model, along with a blacked-out RS and top-of-the-line Premier trim.
Unlike previous generations built on a body-on-frame SUV, the new Blazer is based on a unibody platform also used for the GMC Acadia. It’s wide, with sharp lines and a high beltline and bold muscular lines along with a Camaro-inspired grille and long, thin headlights placed far to the sides. Wheels range from standard 18-inch to available 21-inch wheels on the RS and Premier.