SUVs are still hot and automakers are still trying to ride that wave. The latest example is Chevrolet, which already released the controversial Blazer and now is using the Trailblazer nameplate for a smaller but similarly styled new model.
You might be thinking since Chevy already has the Trax, this must be the replacement. Nope, the Trax and also the Equinox are sticking around, because the more crossovers the better, right? Engineers specifically designed the Trailblazer to be larger than the Trax but smaller than the Equinox.
Already, Chevy is using its much-criticized Real People, Not Actors commercials to take a stab at comparing the styling of the new Blazer with the Range Rover. Something similarly ridiculous will probably follow with the 2021 Trailblazer.
The size and other details about the Chevy Trailblazer indicate it probably shares a platform with the newly revealed Buick GX. Expect pricing to start in the low to mid $20,000s. Already-announced standard features include automatic braking with pedestrian detection and lane-keep assist with lane departure warning. Buyers will be able to add things like adaptive cruise control plus an HD rearview camera. As you probably guessed, this thing is aimed straight at Millennials, but it might be a hit with their parents.
Chevy says the 2021 Trailblazer will hit dealerships at the beginning of 2020.