Chevrolet’s slow-selling Trax SUV has been finally replaced. The car manufacturer decided to replace the unloved nameplate with a familiar nameplate. This year’s Auto Shanghai hosted the Trax replacement that came in form of the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer. It’s important to know that the returning Trailblazer has nothing with the old one. Instead of the usual hard-core off-roader, the automaker brought a modern compact crossover which irresistibly resembles the bigger Blazer.
This particular image reveals the sporty Redline trim level. In addition to red lines here and there, this one sports a set of 17-inch black wheels. Up front, the crossover hosts a Blazer-like face with slightly restyled dual-intake grille, and a pair of slim and aggressive split-headlights that exploit LED technology.
The carmaker is sketchy with details at this point, so we don’t know everything about the 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Still, despite the fact, we are sure that the compact crossover rides on the company’s new VSS-F platform and thus sporting both regular front- and optional all-wheel drive systems. There’s no word regarding the powertrains of the new Trailblazer. Though, we would not be surprised to see the Blazer less potent option. Yes, the 2.5-liter inline-four rated at 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. The mill comes fitted with a 9-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, Blazer’s V6 option will most probably skip the compact sibling for now. Instead, the carmaker could surprise everyone with some electrified option.
We’ll get more information about the 2020 Trailblazer pretty soon, so stay tuned for updates.