Chevrolet’s new-gen Blazer turned out to be a jackpot, so it isn’t any wonder at all that the car manufacturer intends to exploit the nameplate as much as it’s possible. Some earlier reports suggested that the company started working on the three-row version of the SUV, and now we’ve managed to catch a testing prototype of what seems to be the 2021 Chevy Blazer XL.
Even though the camouflage hides practically everything, we are pretty much confident that the long-wheelbase Blazer isn’t going to look too different from the regular-sized sibling. Moreover, the key difference will be inside of the SUV, where the upcoming model should offer the third row of seats and the ability to accommodate up to 7 passengers. Of course, the 2021 Blazer XL will be able to offer some extra cargo room when the third row falls down, and that’s pretty much everything regarding differences between the regular and long-wheelbase variant of the SUV.
There will be no surprise under the hood of the 2021 Chevy Blazer XL. If the car becomes available in North America, then you can expect to come coupled with the new 2.0-liter turbo-four mill capable of delivering 230 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, chances for the 2021 Chevy Blazer XL to appear in the U.S. are not big at the moment. According to our sources, the automaker will skip offering the SUV here because they have the Traverse in the same category already. Instead, the long-wheelbase variant will most definitely be available in China and South America. The overseas model will reportedly be fitted with the 240-hp 2.0-liter unit and 3.6-liter V6 producing 305 hp. Both of them will be hooked to a nine-speed auto gearbox which will send power to either front or all four wheels.