We have some good and some bad news, so which one you prefer to hear first? Okay, the good news is that we spotted a prototype of the 2019 Chevy Blazer again and the bad news is, well everything we saw. Yes, the testing vehicle is still heavily camouflaged, but it’s pretty clear the idea for the new generation Blazer. The manufacturer has no intention to build a proper off-road SUV. Instead, the all-new high-riding vehicle will features typical crossover characteristics, without guts to go off the road.
We are sure about this matter because the prototype of the 2019 Blazer sports almost identical shape as the Equinox. Plus, it’s sitting pretty low to the ground, so it’s impossible to turn off the road, especially with these pretty small, road-oriented wheels and tires. In addition, the crossover will ride on the same architecture as GMC’s Acadia or Cadillac XT5, while the footprint should be somewhere between Equinox and Traverse. More precisely, we think that the carmaker is building a vehicle that’s going to be able to compete in the same segment where currently rule the models like the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, and alike.
The front-wheel drive platform won’t be everything borrowed from the Acadia. No, Chevrolet’s new generation Blazer will also host the same options under the hood. The base model will likely use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, while the potential buyers should be able to pick an optional 3.6-liter V6 as well. The units will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission only.
If we have good information, the 2019 Chevy Blazer will be introduced early next year at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The crossover will probably be priced below $30K and good enough to compete with aforementioned rivals. Though, we expected a true off-roader and Wrangler’s rival.