Chevrolet has unveiled the production version of its all-new Trailblazer, a bakkie-based SUV that will take on the Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport when it arrives in South Africa before the end of this year.
As expected, the series model stays true to the 'tough American truck' styling of the concept that was shown off last year
This traditional SUV is built on GM's new body-on-frame pick-up platform, which it shares with the Colorado bakkie and the next-generation Isuzu KB. Like its rivals, the Trailblazer is available in rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive guises and a range of turbodiesel engines.
The smallest of these is a 2.5-litre unit that pushes 110kW and 350Nm and the more powerful option is a 2.8-litre that produces 132kW and 470Nm - bettering the Fortuner 3-litre's outputs of 120kW and 343Nm.
These engines can be mated to either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox.