It it has emerged that the Chevrolet Trailblazer India debut will happen on February 5, on the media-day of fast approaching Auto Expo 2014. Chevrolet India will showcase the Trailblazer alongside the Camaro ZL1. Also coming our way at the Expo is the much anticipated Beat facelift. Some believe that Chevrolet Trailblazer India launch could happen in last quarter of this year and while there is no official word on it, it is pretty much for sure that the famous SUV is headed our way.
The 2013 Trailblazer was unveiled way back in first half of 2012 and the well-known SUV will rival the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour when it comes to Indian market. The SUV looks modern, has potent engines and spacious interiors.
The Trailblazer will be propelled by diesel power when it comes to us. There are good chances that for India, GM might launch the Trailblazer with two diesel engines. While the smaller of these would displace 2.5 liters and will have a max power of 150 PS and 350 Nm, the flagship engine variant will displace 2.8 liters and will have a max power of 180 PS of power and peak torque of 470 Nm. Both engines have been designed to run for 2,40,000 km without requiring any major work. Transmission duties will be taken care of by a six speed manual and a five speed automatic gearbox for some models. Internationally, the Chevrolet Trailblazer is available with both 4×4 and 4×2 variants.
The Trailblazer is based on General Motors’ new global body-on-frame midsize truck architecture. It is meant to offer a good ride quality and handling, without compromising the off-roading capability. However, the Trailblazer, in no way, is a hardcore off roader. Instead, it offers good mix of both on-road dynamics and ‘soft road’ capabilities.
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