The 2020 Trailblazer made its debut tat Auto Shanghai as a compact crossover sporting a lot of attractive design elements from the revived Chevrolet Blazer.
Early this year we learned the 2019+ Blazer would inspire future Chevrolet crossovers. Since then spy shots and official teasers of this "baby Blazer" have been been showing up. It's set to launch in China and believed to be U.S.-bound, probably slotting between the Trax and Equinox, but not likely to replace the Trax due to strong sales.
China has been seeing exponential economic growth and many automakers have shifted focus to them. Its been GM's second-largest market for well over a decade, allowing Chevrolet to justify launching 15 new products for 2019.
A Chevrolet executive mentioned that this baby Blazer is part of a "more youthful, fashionable, sporty and technological position" they're taking within the Chinese market. An available Redline trim builds on that with "an even greater variety of products to cater to individual needs and preferences” as seen with the black/red accents, 17-inch black wheels and overall improved sporty aesthetics.
It will sit on GM's VSS-F platform and might use some powertrains found within that range, like the turbocharged 4-cylinder engines offered in the new Malibu. So far GM hasn't addressed any performance related information but hopefully the Trailblazer lives up to the sporty and dynamic feeling it gives off already, and behaves how we're expecting a "mini Blazer" should.
Pricing is expected to start from $17,000-24,000 with availability outside China hopefully announced later in 2019.