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SEMA360 is an event that centers on manufacturer/attendee/media relationships, new product introductions, project vehicle debuts, industry-leading education, and unparalleled networking opportunities. For this year’s function, the Chevrolet company will present a 1977 version of their K5 Blazer converted into a fully-electric concept.
During the virtual showcase, Chevrolet Performance, an automotive performance parts brand, will sound out SEMA members receptive to building their own electric projects to aid in concluding Chevrolet’s original eCrate offering.
“As GM introduces a new fleet of electric vehicles, it creates an exciting opportunity to bring EV technology to the aftermarket,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “Our vision is to offer a comprehensive line of Connect and Cruise systems from Chevrolet Performance – delivering a solution for every customer ranging from LSX V-8s to eCrate conversions.”
Constructing The K5 Blazer-E
The American automaker first introduced the eCrate conversion concept with the Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro in 2018, with the 2019 Chevrolet E-10 following soon afterward. Based on the findings from those vehicles, they informed Chevrolet’s Electric Connect and Cruise strategy.
The revamped K5 Blazer-E maintains a lot of elements from the original Blazer, and just about 90 percent of the new parts fixed in the eCrate package are factory materials from the brand’s Bolt EV car.
The transformation of the 1977 K5 SUV started with the team removing the original 175-horsepower V-8 engine, as well as the three-speed automatic transmission, fuel system, and exhaust. Next, the crew built a special Bolt EV electric motor, bringing up the horsepower to 200 with 266 lb-ft of torque, also tacking on a Chevrolet Performance electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission. The rest of the Blazer’s drivetrain remains unchanged, inclusive of the transfer case, driveshaft, and axles.
Power comes strictly from a 400-volt Bolt EV battery pack with 60 kilowatt-hours of workable energy fixed in the cargo area. Making use of production controllers and wiring harnesses conserves a lot of features of the Bolt, counting shock protection, battery heating and cooling, battery-overcharge protection as well as regenerative braking.
The components of the aftermarket encompass an electric power steering kit, an electric pump supplying vacuum to the stock brake system, and an electronic controller to drive inputs to the 1977 Blazer gauges like showing the battery’s state of charge on the originating fuel gauge.
eCrate Installer Certification Program
With the intention of making preparations for eCrate’s inauguration, Chevrolet Performance is certifying Electric Connect and Cruise installers. Chevrolet dealers that are partaking in the event will get the training, tools and equipment that is necessary to utilize the high-voltage systems and charging stations to be of service to vehicles of Chevrolet buyers.
In Brighton, Michigan, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering will be the first company to direct the training and certification program. This venture will help to clue in the certification process for upcoming installers.
It is expected that the 60-kWh Electric Connect and Cruise package will be readily available in the second half of next year, and will include:
- 60-kWh battery pack
- 200-horsepower electric motor
- DC-to-AC power inverter to drive the electric motor
- DC-to-DC power converter to power low-voltage systems
- Wiring harnesses, controllers and water pumps for battery heating and cooling
Additionally, Chevrolet Performance will determine extra eCrate packages with options that have a higher performance as well as new battery configurations to suit a broader range of aftermarket applications. Long term, the crew will attempt to merge General Motors’ modular Ultium battery system technologies.
“Minutes after Chevrolet showed the E-10 concept, customers started calling to ask how soon they could build their EV project,” said Russ O’Blenes, Chevrolet director of engineering, Performance and Racing. “The K5 Blazer-E demonstrates what is possible for customers who want to convert their vintage truck to a daily driver with the instant torque and unique driving experience of an EV. For customers who want more extreme performance, the modular eCrate system will have virtually limitless applications.”
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If you’re looking for something that is a bit more current in style than the K5 Concept, Miami Lakes Automall currently has an extensive range of 2019 Chevrolet Blazer’s as well as the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe (the replacement of the original K5 Blazer in 1995). Those who are interested in any of our Chevrolet models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.
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The Chevy Blazer may have just been rebooted for the 2019 model year, but Chevrolet is already thinking ahead and has announced the return of the Trailblazer to its lineup for the 2021 model year. Just like the Blazer, the TrailBlazer will make its return as a crossover as Chevrolet is keen to cater to the current automotive market’s demands. Chevrolet stated that the small CUV will occupy the lineup space between the Trax and the Equinox once it hits showrooms in early 2020. Experts expect the Trailblazer to be similar in size to the Nissan Rogue Sport, while the new Blazer will remain a five-passenger CUV slotted above the Equinox.
Back in the day, the Trailblazer used to be a body-on-frame 4×4 SUV and was originally just a trim level of the Blazer until it spun off as its own model. Although the Trailblazer was discontinued more than a decade ago, Chevrolet still offers a Colorado platform-based SUV with the same namesake in foreign markets. Chevy hasn’t provided any technical specifications as of yet, including the kind of drivetrain the Trailblazer is destined to have.
Here’s what we do know so far: the Trailblazer will come standard with advanced safety features such as lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. There will also be a sporty RS trim available that’ll include unique styling and a two-tone paint job. Chevrolet did not disclose if the RS trim will also feature any performance upgrades, but it’s unlikely that it’ll only sport the RS badge without some performance perks.
Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing, said “The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization. Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”
Since the Trailblazer is expected to slot between the Equinox and the Trax, experts believe that it’ll likely offer buyers a choice between Chevy’s 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the 2.0-liter turbo-four. Both engines are likely candidates for the new Trailblazer that’s sure to be offered with both a front-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive option. Others believe that at the very least the base trim of the upcoming Trailblazer could be powered by the same engine that’s under the hood of the Trax – a 1.4-liter turbo four-pot. The company’s nine-speed automatic transmission is expected to be used as well.
Chevrolet will announce pricing and full information closer to the Trailblazer’s on-sale date. Expect the Trailblazer to arrive in dealers early 2020 for the 2021 model year. Follow Miami Lakes Chevy on social media to stay up to date on the latest Chevy news.
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With the third-generation Chevrolet Blazer making its return as a mid-size crossover for the 2019 model year, it fits between the compact Chevy Equinox compact and the full-size Chevy Traverse. The 2019 Blazer breaks from tradition by becoming the first Blazer to adopt a unibody vehicle construction – the GM C1 platform. By comparison, all of the other Blazer models used body-on-frame underpinnings.
In 1966, Ford introduced the Bronco, which was a cool 4-wheel-drive utility vehicle that has a removable hardtop and it’s passionate for off-road adventures. Jeep already had the CJ-5, and International Harvester had its Scout.
Not wanting to be left out, GM responded three years later with the Chevrolet Blazer. In 1969, built from the Chevy C/K pickup platform, the Blazer was larger than the Bronco, even though it shared the same removable hardtop and solid front- and rear-axle design. GMC also had another version of the Blazer named the Jimmy.
BLAZING A NEW TRAIL
During its first year, the K5 Blazer was only offered in a 4-wheel drive. The standard engine was a 250 cubic-inch (4.1 -liter) inline 6-cylinder rated at 155 horsepower. GM wanted the Blazer to be more adaptable than its competition, so it offered the SUV with a number of clever options, which included 1-, 2- or 5-passenger seating, a lockable rear liftgate with telescoping supporters, power assists for steering and brakes, and a choice of engines that included two V8s: a 305 cu-in (5.0-liter) rated at 200 hp, and a 350 cu-in (5.7-liter) which produced 255 hp.
The standard transmission was a 3-speed manual, and it had a 4-speed Synchromesh and a 3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic optional. Two transfer cases were offered, but only the Dana 20, was provided with the manual transmission. It rode on a 104-inch wheelbase and with 8 inches of ground clearance, the Blazer proved remarkably stable, with plenty of room and off-road-capable and during its first year, Chevrolet sold 4,935 Blazers.
In 1970, the 2-wheel-drive model was introduced as well as a new 292 cu-in (4.7-liter) inline-six. The 2-wheel-drive Blazer employed an independent front suspension, as opposed to the 4WD’s solid front axle. Sales more than doubled for 1970, which send Ford, Jeep, and Dodge scrambling to come up with more significant, more powerful challengers to the Blazer.
A BRASHER, BIGGER BLAZER
A few years later, Chevrolet revamped its entire truck line, which included the full-size Blazer and Suburban. The Blazer’s body became more muscular, with a modernized interior and a new dash, new seats and upscale features such as the tilt wheel. The engine lineup remained the same, with only 292 cu-in. engine dropped from the line.
The most notable change, at least one of them, was the Blazer’s back end, where the folding rear tailgate was now including a retractable glass window. This design made loading more manageable, but it proved a bit difficult, as the heavy glass caused recurring abnormal gear wear and power motor failures. The removable full fiberglass top returned as well remaining until 1976 when it modified to expose only the rear seats and cargo area.
The new design protected front passengers from danger with a fixed metal roof that also added rigidity to the Blazer’s body. Another addition to the line was the rare Chalet model that converted the Blazer into a mini camper complete with stove, table, sink, sleeping quarters for two adults and refrigerator. The Blazer would carry on through 1979, adding more luxury features as well, such as power locks, rally wheels, cruise control, and upgraded stereo options, as well as more stylish fabrics and interior colors.
When the 1980s rolled around, it saw a new face for the Blazer, with a larger egg-crate grille and rectangular headlights. The new upscale Silverado trim premiered, which brought brushed stainless-steel dash trim, a center console, color-keyed carpeting, chrome grille with stacked rectangular headlights and a custom steering wheel. By 1981, toughening emissions standards forced manufacturers to change engine timing and compression.
As a result, the horsepower dropped noticeably. Throughout the rest of the 80s, the Blazer continued to add upgrades and options. Including a 400 cu-in (6.6 liters) gasoline V8 and a 376 cu-in (6.2-liter) turbodiesel option.
THE “BABY BLAZER” IS BORN
Chevrolet saw a need for a smaller, less expensive and more fuel-efficient sport utility vehicle and it used its compact S-10 Blazer. It shared nothing in common with its big brother, except for the name. It was powered by a 4-cylinder engine, had a solid roof and couldn’t tow nearly as much weight.
The optional V6 engine and 2.2-liter diesel weren’t much of a help when it came to the horsepower, but it did improve towing. Nevertheless, the S-10 Blazer did well in the market, taking on the likes of the Jeep Cherokee, Ford Bronco II, and Toyota 4Runner. A 4-door version was introduced in 1991, further expanding the model’s appeal.
A SHORT-LIVED SUCCESSOR
With the C/K redesign came the short-lived third-generation full-size Blazer. The third-generation full-size Blazer is a reduced 2-door Chevy Suburban, it lost most of the cool factor that had made it so unique, which was mainly the removable hardtop and colorful seat fabrics. What it did gain was a more modern interior, antilock brakes, a standard 5.7-liter V8, better towing ability and room for six passengers.
The new Blazer had a much-improved ride, the most extensive fixed side glass panel to ever grace an SUV, a quieter and more luxurious interior a well. In 1994, Chevrolet offered a 6.5-liter diesel engine for what would be the last year for the 2-door Blazer. A year later, the Tahoe replaced the full-size Blazer and was provided only in 4-door form; the Blazer name, however, carried on in the smaller S-10 version, which carried on until 2005.
A BLAZER FOR THE 21ST-CENTURY FAMILY
With the demise of the sedans and SUVs continuing their expedition to be in every driveway in America, Chevrolet has been fit to revive the Blazer name, this time attaching it to a sleek, modern CUV. The 2019 Blazer won’t be a rugged competitor to the Jeep Wrangler and upcoming Ford Bronco. It will be a 5-passenger crossover based on the GMC Terrain platform instead.
Looking like a hopped-up 4-door Camaro, the new Blazer will have the choice of a 193-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or a 305-hp 3.6-liter V6. The Blazer will offer front- or -all-wheel drive and it will come standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission and a 4,500-lb tow rating. The new Blazer will offer a panoramic sunroof, a standard 8-in MyLink infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 4G LTE Wi-Fi plus Qi wireless smartphone charging and more.
You can search the inventory of Chevy Blazers at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.
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The latest Chevrolet SUV introduced into the family is here with bold, sophisticated styling inside and out. The RS features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which makes it the perfect two-row midsize SUV to fuel all of your journeys. Without a doubt, whether it’s a night out on the town or your daily commute, the RS can meet all of your needs.
The name was first used in a vehicle in 2005, and it’s been revived for this new car platform. The new crossover is new both inside and out. This time around the midsize vehicle is based more on Chevy’s car platform as opposed to it being based on their truck platform.
The Blazer RS has a more aggressive appearance thanks to its unique elements. The RS-specific items include dual exhaust outlets with rectangular chrome tips and hexagonal black mesh grille with RS badging. Other features are standard to the Blazer but not exclusive, such as the black roof rails, black window trim, and black badging.
There are 20-inch wheels with 21-inches as an option as well. The “blacked out” theme continues in the interior with the black perforated leather-appointed seats with suede microfiber inserts and red accents. The available engine is the 3.6L V6 LGX engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission making it for 306 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque.
Included in the Blazer RS are backup camera, airbags, stability control system, tire pressure monitoring system, and a tire inflator kit. In the all-wheel-drive, there is an electrically heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a power programmable liftgate, an automatic rearview mirror, a keyless entry system, and rear parking assist system. The Blazer RS has adjustable sliding rear seats that seat 5.
As for entertainment, front and center in the dashboard is a standard, 8-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. The Infotainment 3 navigates and is very responsive to taps and swipes. For example, there is a shortcut bar along the bottom of the screen which links back to the home screen and if you tap the 4G LTE bar which quickly jumps to the OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot controls.
A new feature that is subtle for the Infotainment 3 is the ability to register and save individual profiles such as storing radio presets to software preferences to application logins on a per-driver basis. That means Spotify playlist, shortcuts and, addresses can be kept separate from the rest of the divers since multiple driver profiles can be saved. There’s also an available wireless Qi phone-charging pad if you don’t want to plug in.
So how does the 2019 Chevy Blazer do in the gas department? The Blazer’s base engine is EPA-rated at 22/27/24 mpg city/highway/combined, and it’s available only in front-wheel-drive form. The optional V-6 can come with front- or all-wheel drive and the front-drive models are rated at 20/26/22 mpg, while the AWD version is 18/25/21 mpg.
With the Blazer RS being named a “sporty” vehicle it should win over buyers who have been skeptical about switching to an SUV thanks to its responsive handling. Hamodia.com is stating that it’s “fun to drive” just like the front-wheel drive and large sedans automakers are ditching in favor of SUVs. The main competitors to The Blazer are most likely the Honda Passport, Ford Edge and Nissan Murano.
PEACE OF MIND:
All Blazers come equipped with essential safety features, teen driver tools, LED daytime running lights, OnStar, and a government-mandated rear-view camera. The basic trim levels can be upgraded with a Driver Confidence package that includes blind spot and rear cross traffic monitors, lane change alert, and rear parking proximity alert. Chevrolet offers a three-year, or 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on the 2019 Blazer, and coverage on the powertrain is five years or 60,000 miles.
The 2019 Chevy Blazer RS has a starting base price of $40,600 (plus destination fee).
You can search our inventory of Chevy Blazer at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.
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Something special is coming soon to the SUV market, the return of the Chevrolet Blazer. Chevy is making waves with the reincarnation of one of their best-selling vehicles. This time the Blazer will be a completely reimagined vehicle. The new vehicle will hit the crossover and SUV market with a fresh take.
The last time the Chevy Blazer was around, it ran from 2001-2008 as a mid-size, body-on-frame SUV. Chevrolet is banking that no one will mind that this new Chevrolet Blazer doesn’t resemble the previous Blazer. The new model will make the fourth Chevrolet SUV in their line-up including the small Trax, Equinox, newly announced Blazer, and the largest entry, the Traverse.
New Chevy Blazer Features
The unibody platform is new and is based off the same one used for the GMC Acadia. There will be three trim levels from the base model, to the sporty RS and finally the top-tier Premier trim. The Premier is luxurious and carries the trusted 3.6-Liter V6 Pentastar engine that provides 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The entry powertrain is a 2.5-Liter four-cylinder with 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. The nine-speed transmission is equipped for both engines.
The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will have both front and all-wheel-drive versions. The 4,500-pound towing capacity comes with the larger engine. Drivers will love the sleek look and power, with the Chevrolet Camaro serving as an influence. The Blazer carries a large grille, tall hood, narrow headlights and sculpted sheet metal. The cabin comes with round air vents inside the vehicle, dual-zone climate controls are standard with a panoramic roof and hands-free power liftgate are optional for the Blazer.
Inside The Latest Chevrolet Blazer
The interior also has Chevrolet’s newest MyLink system with an infotainment system that contains an 8-inch touchscreen, Bose audio and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available with up to six USB ports for the driver and passengers to enjoy. The latest safety technologies are equipped with adaptive cruise control and rear camera mirror. The all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer is set to be available in late January and goes for $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee).
The Hit The Road package will add cross bars for the roof rack and black assist steps, plus significant safety items like emergency braking, forward collision alert and lane-keep-assist. The Hit The Road package costs $1,050. Notable exterior options like a body-colored grille bar is set for $395 and an illuminated Chevy bowtie emblem costs $395 and a unique shade of red called Cajun Red Tintcoat for $495. Rear seat infotainment system with a DVD player runs $1,995 and the sport pedal kit costs $165.
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There are few vehicles that stand out in the crossover SUV segment that can boast as much as the all-new Chevrolet Blazer. The all-new Blazer will carry many amazing features that warrant explanation. Let us share the info and together embrace all the changes Chevrolet has helped the Blazer undergo to present the best crossover experience on the market today. A new style inside the interior with many attractive features are at the heart of the new Blazer. With an attractive exterior, strong powertrain, the choice is up to drivers to decide whether or not the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is right for them.
Rugged, Yet Sleek
The all-new Chevrolet Blazer is powered by two engines – the standard being a ECOTEC 2.5-Liter four-cylinder engine that nets 193 horsepower, or the available trusted and true 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 engine that hits 305 horsepower. Both powertrains gain a nine-speed automatic transmission and run with all-wheel-drive. Capable of providing power and strength, the maximum towing capacity is 4,500 pounds for the 3.6-Liter Pentastar equipped Blazer.
Sharp Design Inside and Out
The 2019 Chevy Blazer was designed by Chevrolet to look sharper with a wider grille than previously held thanks to the success of the Camaro design. The design also called for larger lower intakes, narrow headlights, and a change in the language used to describe each trim. The trims are more common and will help with growth in brand recognition. The first trim is the L trim, followed by the Base trim, the RS trim and lastly the Premier trim. The L begins at $28,800 MSRP (plus destination fee).
Traction Mode Selection
Owners will enjoy the all-wheel-drive system that provides access to flip between the 2WD, 4WD, Sport, Off-road and Towing options depending on the requirements needed for any given moment. The driving and traction conditions for owners is something that changes, so why not have a vehicle that can adjust? That’s not only sensible, but it is also important. The 2019 Blazer can also completely disengage the rear end to drive only the front wheels (2WD) for better gas mileage. Not a bad feature, if we do say so.
Cargo Management System + New Perks
With a modern look and lots of cargo space, owners will always need more space at certain times. That’s where the 2019 Blazer has drivers covered. There’s up to 64.2 cubic feet with the second-row seating lowered and folded down. An electronic-locking glove box is a nice feature when users want to switch their Blazer to Valet Mode on the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 menu and use a four-digit code to make the glove box secure. Find out all the remarkable innovation awaiting in the All-New Blazer when it hits stores in early 2019 and discover so much more when you shop at Miami Lakes Automall.
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The arrival of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is fast approaching and we’re beyond excited to share the news. The latest crossover SUV made by Chevrolet is constructed on a unibody platform and has a design influenced by the Chevrolet Camaro with its large grille, sculpted sheet metal, skinny headlights and raised hood. The latest MyLink system comes with an impressive interior and available safety features, including adaptive cruise control and a rearview camera mirror that help make the latest Blazer a fundamentally sound and enjoyable choice for drivers. General Motors has held the name “Blazer” before, but that vehicle was known as the “K5 Blazer” and ended its production run in 1991 as it became what is today known as the Chevrolet Tahoe. The new Chevrolet Blazer is set to make its debut in fall 2018.
Chevrolet Blazer Basics
The 2019 Chevy Blazer seats five and comes in four trims with the base, L trim, beginning at $29,995 MSRP (plus destination fee). The Blazer (cloth or leather), RS and Premier trims round out the remaining trims and all come standard with front-wheel-drive and LED taillamps. More standard features that makeup a large part of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer include keyless entry and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that make using a smartphone while driving a thing of the past. The Chevrolet infotainment system is easy to use and accessible with an 8-inch color touchscreen standard. An HD rear vision camera, six-way adjustable driver’s seat, 18-inch wheels and a large electronic locking glove box to store personal belongings are also some of the standard features provided by Chevy.
So, What Can the Chevrolet Blazer Offer?
The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer includes two powertrain options. A 2.5-Liter inline-four engine provides drivers with 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque is standard for L and Blazer trim. The trusted and award-winning 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 engine produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, comes standard with the RS and Premier trim, but is an available option the L and Blazer (cloth/leather) trims. Both are more than suitable to help owners enjoy the drive to anywhere they need to go.
Optional features that help make the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer a more incredible ride for owners include wonderful additional available features like all-wheel drive, a dual-pane power sunroof, a twin-clutch AWD system, heated steering wheel, six USB ports, and heated and ventilated front seats. Not only is the 2019 Blazer packed with ways to keep guests entertained, but the comfortable seating and interior help make the owner just as happy. To experience what the Chevrolet Blazer is all about, rush over to Miami Lakes Automall.
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Chevrolet is joining in on the crossover utility vehicle (CUV) fun with the revamped 2019 Chevy Blazer. Traditionally designed as an off-road vehicle starting back in the 1960s, subsequently downsized in the 1990s as the S-10 model and effectively discontinued in 2005, it’s no small feat that the Blazer was overdue for a comeback. Diehards will decry its reincarnation as a crossover vehicle, departing from its off-roading roots, however, the new Chevy Blazer is a car made for this era. Inspired by the design lines of the also newly refreshed Camaro, the Blazer is a crossover that wants to hit the ground running against other vehicles of its class – exploiting its precise balance of power and modern looks.
Ditching its old body-on-frame construction platform, the new Blazer opts for a unibody construction platform – more suitable for its reincarnation as a road-friendly crossover. Slated to bridge the gap between Chevy’s current lineup of Equinox and Traverse vehicles, the 2019 Blazer will give the public an exciting option between performance and stylish looks.
The Blazer will be powered by a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine clocking in with 193 horsepower, or in the case of the RS version, it will be powered by an optional 3.6-liter V6 engine able to generate 305 horsepower. Both engines will feature a standard nine-speed automatic transmission; front-wheel drive is offered as the standard drivetrain unless you’re interested in the ultra modern twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system, that is also available.
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Good news for fans of the Chevy Blazer. It’s back, and this time, a sporty crossover rendition of the vehicle will be making its debut. The Chevy Blazer has been out of production since 2005, but we’ve got some of the leaked information about the new Chevy Blazer here.
What Does This New Blazer Offer?
The next Blazer will be far different from the last time we saw the Chevrolet off-road vehicle, more than a decade ago. The original Blazer was introduced by Chevy in 1969 and competed with it’s then rival, the Ford Bronco. Since then, there have been some impressive changes to the vehicle, such as putting the nameplate on a new crossover instead of its previously known full-size Blazer body-type. Instead of honing in on the SUV look though, the new Chevy Blazer has a sleek design both inside and out that will bolster the Chevy crossover lineup.
“Chevrolet has been at the forefront of each of the major automotive industry trends by anticipating consumer demand and delivering innovative products like Bolt EV, Colorado, and Trax…The introduction of the all-new Blazer builds on that momentum and further strengthens the most comprehensive lineup of crossovers and SUVs on the market today.” – said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet.
More Blazer Features
Built with a 2.5-Liter four-cylinder engine or an optional 3.6-Liter V6 engine, each Blazer will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5-Liter engine will provide drivers with up to 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. The optional 3.6-Liter V6 will provide 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Seems like the modern Blazer will be a powerful entry yet again.
Owners will have the option of having either front-wheel-drive or an advanced twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system, and have their choice of 20-inch or 21-inch wheels. The interior is also getting an upgrade with some fancy tech. A hitch view camera, hands-free power liftgate, and remote start button will be features of the 2019 Chevy Blazer.
Designed with two rows of seating, additional features will infuse some luxurious style and technology into the crossover. Picture an automatic heated steering wheel, leather seating, and front seats that automatically provide heating or ventilation depending on the automatic temperature control system. There’s also an electronic locking glove box for keeping valuables secure. Driving and total comfort have been merged for this vehicle that is expected to be ready to purchase in early 2019, according to Chevy.
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There has been plenty of news in the automotive world surrounding automakers bringing back old names. For example, it looks like Dodge is bringing back the Barracuda name and Ford may be bringing back the Bronco and Ranger and now it looks like Chevy may do the same!
In 2019, Chevy has plans to bring the Blazer name for a new midsize SUV and there are spied shots of the SUV on the internet. Based on the photos and industry rumors it appears this SUV will be built off the C1XX platform, the same as GM’s Cadillac XT5, Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia. Spied shots show the Chevy Blazer looking like a two-row, five-seater SUV perfect for small families. (more…)