DUBAI -- Chevrolet's toughest, most- refined midsize sport utility vehicle, the TrailBlazer, made its global debut today at the opening of the Dubai International Motor Show in the Middle East.
The robust seven-seat show vehicle previews Chevrolet's latest SUV offering, which will be sold around the world, beginning with Thailand in early 2012.
The new-generation TrailBlazer combines the hauling and towing capability of a body-on-frame SUV with the ride comfort and efficiency of a crossover. Developed in tandem with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado pickup by GM do Brasil, it shares the same architecture as its truck sibling, with a chassis tuned to combine heavy-duty off-road capability with refined city driving.
The show vehicle features an all-wheel-drive system and is powered by GM's new 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine, which features a variable-geometry turbocharger for an optimal combination of performance and fuel economy.
"It is a reflection of the importance of the Middle East market for General Motors that a vehicle as important as TrailBlazer is making its global debut at this show," said GM Middle East Operations President and Managing Director John Stadwick. "Without question, the new TrailBlazer will be one of the biggest and toughest members of the Chevrolet family -- the perfect vehicle to take on the Middle East's competitive midsize SUV segment.
"Although this is a show vehicle, the overall design is faithful to the production version that will arrive in Chevrolet showrooms next year. TrailBlazer will be the ideal fit, not only for consumers in the Middle East, but in every place around the world where it will be sold."
According to Brad Merkel, GM's global vehicle line executive for midsize trucks and SUVs, TrailBlazer offers the strength, design, capability and refinement needed to compete with the world's best off-road vehicles.
"The growing markets of the world want flexibility. That means power and capability combined with comfort and efficiency," Merkel said. "TrailBlazer does it all. You can tow anything, go anywhere, comfortably seat seven people, and do so with the fuel efficiency associated with a smaller, less capable vehicle. It's the complete package."
2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer
All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer Makes World Debut in Thailand
BANGKOK -- The Trailblazer, Chevrolet's tough new "haul-anything,
go-anywhere" SUV, made its world debut today at a special event ahead of
The 33rd Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand.
First previewed in concept form at last year's Dubai International Motor
Show in the Middle East, the Trailblazer will go on sale around the world,
beginning with Thailand in June.
Based on General Motors' new global body-on-frame midsize truck
architecture, the Trailblazer was designed to feature premium ride comfort
and handling dynamics for urban and highway driving, matched by superior
Inside, the all-new Trailblazer features leading interior space and
intuitive three-row tumble and fold-flat seating, representing Chevrolet's
most significant play in the competitive body-on-frame midsize SUV segment.
Available in two- and four-wheel-drive configurations, the Trailblazer is
powered by GM's new four-cylinder Duramax turbo-diesel engines that offer class-leading
power and torque matched with efficiency and refinement.
Martin Apfel, president, GM Southeast Asia and Chevrolet Sales Thailand,
said the introduction of the new Trailblazer, which will be built at GM
Thailand's manufacturing facility in Rayong, will Boost Chevrolet's presence in the world's
fast-growing SUV markets.
"True to its name, the Trailblazer will blaze the trail for new Chevrolet
vehicles coming into the market. It has been built tough to offer Chevrolet
customers everything they need from a heavy-duty SUV," he said.
Designed for family transport and urban commuting, the Trailblazer is
equally at home negotiating off-road terrain as it is with urban traffic
and highway cruising," Apfel added. "It will hit the sweet spot, not just
for consumers in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia, but in every place
around the world where it will be sold."
The Trailblazer was developed in tandem with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado
midsize pickup truck by a highly skilled team of GM engineers, who used
their expertise to add passenger vehicle attributes to the midsize truck
Team members lived in Thailand during the development of both vehicles,
immersing themselves in the highly competitive truck and SUV market and
observing how Thais use their vehicles and the driving conditions they
experience. The insights gathered led to the development of Trailblazer
models covering two specification levels: the mid-level LT and the
Powertrain and Transmission
The Trailblazer will be powered by GM's all-new family of Duramax
four-cylinder turbo-diesel engines,
featuring 2.5L and 2.8L displacements. The engines incorporate a host of
technologies aimed at delivering an optimal balance of power, performance
and fuel economy.
The range-topping 2.8L variant features a variable-geometry turbocharger for optimal power and efficiency
across the engine's revolution band, and a balancer-shaft for greater
smoothness. Both engines feature components designed to last for 240,000
kilometers, enhancing durability and reliability while contributing to
lower cost of ownership.
A choice of two drivetrains will be offered -- a five-speed manual
transmission and a six-speed automatic featuring electronic shift-control
with clutch-to-clutch capability and an electro-hydraulic control module.
The 2.8-liter engine is rated at 180 horsepower (132 kW) and 346
lb.-ft. of torque (470 Nm) with an available six-speed automatic
transmission (324 lb.-ft. / 440 Nm with a five-speed manual). The 2.5-liter
engine is rated at 150 horsepower (110 kW) and 258
lb.-ft. of torque (350 Nm).
Additional powertrains for specific markets will be announced later.
@33RDBiMS | Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Time for 33RDBiMS! After my absent to make coverage from IMC's Motor Expo
'11. I've selected the all-new Chevrolet TrailBlazer as first one vid. No
matter how this year will be a real disaster year or not but new vehicles
are just waiting to be emerged on here in Thailand. And with this great
auto show event by GPi, just makes us no worry about that at all. Now let's
find out for how and why this brand new PPV from Chevy just beared the
right to use TrailBlazer trademark. Will all of its features to make one of
itself to be suited with TrailBlazer name? Turn CC on, and see for
All ALL WHEEL DRIVES are NOT created equal. (Subaru Vs Other
Check out these unbiased experiments.
Subaru AWD against other popular makes in slippery road simulations.
In response to video comments: This is not a rigged setup. There are no
chains holding back the competitors cars. This was also shown live to an
audience for training purposes. Sorry to bust everyones doubts.
Chevy Trailblazer spark plug replacement 4.2 I6
A how-to video for replacing the spark plugs in a Chevy 4.2 I6 engine.
Always use AC Delco 41-103s in this engine.
NOTE: The AC Delco 41-103s are pregapped from the factory. That's why they
have the plastic sleeve things in the box, so the gap won't change during
shipping and handling. For what it's worth, I have replaced hundreds of the
delco iridium plugs and haven't gapped a single one. If for peace of mind
or whatever you do decide to gap them, do not use the "silver dollar" gap
tool (or equivalent).
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Trailblazer/Envoy/Bravada/Rainier/Ascender information and advice.
2013 Chevrolet Captiva LT Diesel - Exterior and Interior Walkaround - 2012 Paris Auto Show
2013 Chevrolet Captiva LT Diesel - Exterior and Interior Walkaround - 2012
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► New 2013 Chevrolet Colorado
The all-new Chevrolet Colorado, designed and engineered to be General
Motors' toughest, highest-performing and most-refined midsize pickup truck
ever, made its global debut today in Thailand. The Colorado range is the
product of a five-year, $2 billion vehicle program developed across five
continents for customers in more than 60 markets around the world.
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