Update: The Chevrolet Blazer – Don’t Call it a Comeback
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.
The reincarnated Chevy Blazer offers ample space to accommodate up to five people, and with both passenger seats folded down, the crossover manages an impressive 64.2 cubic feet of storage. You’ll have enough storage to help you move, take a few dogs to the lake, or haul your hockey gear, whichever you choose.
Now, let’s talk the good stuff – the tech features. The revamped Chevy Blazer will have an electronic-locking glove box, standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Bose audio system, a hands-free power lift and an optional hitch guidance system complete with a hitch view camera. The Blazer will also offer an automatic heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and automatic heated and ventilated front seats, working with the vehicle’s climate system to ensure you’ll have a comfortable ride. These same climate controls can be activated remotely from the comfort of your home or office, and the Chevy Blazer even goes as far as letting you lower all the windows directly from your key fob.
The exterior of the car tips its hat to the Camaro, with its wide stance, tall hood, and sharp headlights accompanying a high beltline that runs along the side of the vehicle to its haunches. The interior of the vehicle also benefits from the design cues of the Camaro; different accent bits and colors will be available to enhance the interior depending on the trim level.
* The all-new Blazer may have traded in its off-road capabilities much to the chagrin of its diehard fans, but it hits the ground running with an innovative, stylish, versatile, and reinvigorated crossover vehicle ready to plunge into the market and run alongside the best of them. Stay up to date with the latest Chevy Blazer news and follow us on Miami Lakes Chevy social media . *