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Coming to showrooms early 2020 is the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, part of GM's revised SUV lineup that recently seen the addition of the Buick Encore GX.

Like the Encore, it will ride on GM's new VSS-S platform and become the first sporty compact SUV from Chevrolet. Details on pricing, features and specifications have not been released yet. Knowing it will slot between Trax and Equinox (as reported after the Shanghai Auto Show reveal) should give you an idea of what else to expect. Answers can also be found looking at the Encore GX.

Potentially that could mean; two turbocharged four-cylinder engine options, a nine-speed automatic and optional all-wheel-drive like the Encore. In the Encore GX power breaks down to 150 horsepower from a 1.4-liter engine and 230 horsepower from a 2.0-liter engine. Compared to the Blazer's 193 and 305 horsepower options, both 1.4 and 2.0 produce what this "baby Blazer" should.

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CHEVROLET DEBUTS ALL-NEW 2021 TRAILBLAZER, GROWS BRAND’S SUV FAMILY
Trailblazer enters one of the fastest-growing SUV segments
DETROIT — The Trailblazer joins the Chevrolet portfolio in early 2020, and with this new entry Chevrolet offers customers one of the broadest lineups of crossovers and SUVs. Positioned between the Trax and Equinox, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will join the fast-growing small SUV segment.

“The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

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Chevrolet Trailblazer will include an RS trim with standard two-tone roof that allows drivers to purchase a vehicle that reflects their lifestyle.

The Trailblazer’s unique individuality is paired with standard active safety features* including Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It also offers optional Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera, Rear Park Assist and a High Definition Rear Vision Camera that provides additional assistance to customers while parking.

“These features deliver added confidence and peace of mind behind the wheel, helping drivers monitor the vehicle’s surroundings and the driving environment with an available combination of camera, short-range radars and ultrasonic sensors,” said Majoros.

Product specifications and pricing will be shared later. The new Trailblazer is expected to start arriving at dealers in early 2020.

*Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.


 

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Sales of the 21' Trailblazer will be far better than the Blazer by my best guess and even better if a new GMC Jimmy will join VSS! One can only hope.
 

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How does Chevy date their vehicles? The Blazer was advertised in 2018 and came out in the first quarter of 2019 as the 2019 Chevy Blazer. The trailblazer was advertised and announced in 2019 with an expected release date of early 2020 (very similar to the blazer) but it will be a 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. I’m all sorts of confused on that
 

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How does Chevy date their vehicles? The Blazer was advertised in 2018 and came out in the first quarter of 2019 as the 2019 Chevy Blazer. The trailblazer was advertised and announced in 2019 with an expected release date of early 2020 (very similar to the blazer) but it will be a 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. I’m all sorts of confused on that
Anything that starts production after the beginning of Q3 kicks in follows the model year after.
Its like this 99% of the time with most automakers
 
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