Remember the Blazer SUV? Me neither. How could I? It is dead more than 16 years. Well, it appears it’s coming back in two or three years, at least we think so. The rumors are louder and louder, and moreover, the car manufacture already files trademark applications for it, so the future SUV should arrive in the end of 2018 as the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer.
2019 Chevrolet Blazer: What’s Is Going On
Now, at this moment we don’t have anything official about it, but there are some rather logical things. The 2019 Chevy Blazer will not be some fancy schmancy crossover, but the real deal. Yes, the carmaker is building the true off-road SUV, which will compete with such a names as it is the Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner. As you probably know, Jeep’s bestselling nameplate will arrive totally redesigned very soon, while Toyota’s off-road SUV should receive a number of useful changes in the next two years. Except of that, Ford is working on the new generation Bronco, which is also coming back, so the real question is whether this is the moment for the Blazer to rise from the ashes? We don’t think it’s the right moment. We now it’s the best, because the segment i is experiencing a renaissance just now.
Platform, Engines, Price
Reportedly, the new generation Chevrolet Blazer won’t use any body-on frame architecture. The producer will rather involve its new C1XX platform, which currently underpins the new GMC Acadia and Cadillac’s new XT5 crossover. Styling wise, the SUV should be quite unique. Of course, there will be certain similarities with the current lineup, but the bodywork will be essentially different. The manufacturer will probably try with a boxy-looking off-roader that will largely remind on the biggest rivals. Also, the vehicle could have both 2-door and 4-door body style.
So called Chi platform won’t be the only thing which will the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer have in common with the Acadia. These two will definitely share the powertrain as well. This is because the new 3.6-liter V6 engine delivers 310 horsepower 271 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough for the amazing performance. Moreover, the new Wrangler will use a 2.0-liter Hurricane unit with 300 HP, so it would be nice that the future Blazer delivers a bit more power. As for the base model, it might use a 2.5-liter unit with 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of twist.
If Chevrolet wants to succeed, the Blazer will have to be at least as good as the new Wrangler. Also, the new SUV will have to be tempting offer, so the base price should not go over $24K.