By: IOL Motoring Staff
Sao Paulo, Brazil - With new rivals such as the redesigned Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest to fend off, Chevrolet's Trailblazer has been given a thorough midlife makeover that brings a new look, added gadgets and the promise of improved comfort.
The bulk of the external design changes take place upfront, where the large SUV gains new headlights that flow into a larger, restyled grille. Inside you'll find a completely redesigned interior and if the pictures are anything to go by then we can say Chevrolet certainly achieved its aim of giving it a far more upmarket vibe.
It also offers up-to-date connectivity through a new 20cm colour touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Though not going into much detail on technical changes, Chevrolet also promises a quieter driving experience and improved ride comfort.
Furthermore, the vehicle's weight has been reduced by 13kg and overseas models are powered by either a 147kW 2.8-litre turbodiesel or 208kW normally aspirated 3.6 V6 petrol.
The new Trailblazer is expected to reach South African shores during the fourth quarter of this year and the local range and pricing will be announced nearer to launch.IOL