When it arrives in showrooms in Spring 2020, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will provide a youthful and functional entry to the fast-growing SUV segment.
Like Chevrolet’s latest line of SUVs, the Trailblazer features a bold front fascia and sports car-inspired rear design. The ACTIV trim package amplifies this sporty style with a two-tone roof, unique front and rear fascia and dual exhaust, along with sport terrain tires and suspension tuning enhancements.
“We’re seeing huge growth in the Small SUV segment in Canada, so there’s no better time to introduce the Trailblazer to the Chevrolet SUV family,” said Laura Pacey, brand director of Chevrolet Canada. “Slotting between the Trax and Equionx, Trailblazer provides us with a great opportunity to expand our SUV lineup to new buyers. With the new ACTIV trim, plus the sporty RS trim, we can appeal to Canadian’s across varying active lifestyles.”
Powered by either a 1.2L turbo or 1.3L turbo engine, the Trailblazer will deliver up to 155 horsepower. Both engines are mated with a standard Continuously Variable Transmission with selectable stop/start capability. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard on Trailblazers equipped with the 1.3L engine and all-wheel drive.
The Trailblazer is available with Chevy’s selectable AWD, also found in the Blazer and Traverse. Selectable AWD allows drivers to decide whether to activate their AWD system in off-road or inclement weather situations, or to deactivate when AWD performance is not required to achieve improved fuel economy.
The Trailblazer has 40/60 split folding second row seats, which enables the vehicle to accommodate objects up to 8.5 feet long. Overall storage capacity is rated up to 1,540 litres, with the second row folded. For additional convenience, there is an available hands-free liftgate.
Inside, the Trailblazer's driver-focused, dual-cockpit interior design has an integrated centre stack. Finishes and stitching are customized to allow for different appearances at each trim level. The centre console provides several storage options with up to 3.5 litres of open storage and 4.4 litres of storage under the armrest, as well as dual cupholders.