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How much will your outlook on the Blazer change if we get some of what that concept has? Its a bit of a long shot but given that there's nothing solid on the Blazer's design out right now, this is part of what we have to work with. Personally it would improve my overall impression and outlook of the Blazer, design is important.

 

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As much as I like it, I'm not too sure if that's what I would like to see coming from a Blazer directly. But that's just because I'm feeling for something slightly nostalgic.

But.. I do really like that concept and hope they bring it out to have something really competitive in the CUV range.
 

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Chevy will definitely tone down the front facia ridges, especially surrounding the air intakes. But I'd still be impressed if they decide to keep the headlight design.
 

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Even if they just adapt the roof line characteristics like most modern SUVs are coming out with, that will do a lot for them
 

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Now looking back at the 2018 Chevy Equinox, we can see a good portion of that upper grill and headlight design (brought to a more realistic form) on it. So it's not so far off that the Blazer would get something very similar.

 

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Now looking back at the 2018 Chevy Equinox, we can see a good portion of that upper grill and headlight design (brought to a more realistic form) on it. So it's not so far off that the Blazer would get something very similar.

Correct.

It's a fundamental part of Chevrolet design language this time around, much to the extent of every other car maker these days.

2017 Cruze Hatch is another example:

 

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I think they've finally came to a design element that really works for them. All of their designs from before always just seemed to be tired and boring.

Now they finally look like they've caught up with the times, and the LEDs in the headlight is a feature to look at.
 

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Not only that but its the whole styling package. They've realized that styling is huge. Something that looks sporty but doesn't go as fast as it looks will sell and is cheap to build. The other way around is playing with fire, too much overhead, proceeding with it takes time and patience.
 

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That's essentially what happened with the Chevy SS.

Literally crammed full of power in a sedan form, but the overall aesthetics just didn't back it up at all and ultimately proved to be a failure. It was essentially the Pontiac G8 GXP in a boring suit. Quite sad.
 

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That could have just been a timing thing with Chevy since other brands are seeing success with similar products. Just look at Dodge with the Charger Hellcat, you see them often enough, along with the Charger.
 

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The Charger is definitely a very common vehicle to see, surprisingly where I am, so are Hellcats. But aesthetically, they do look appealing. The interiors are basic, much like all of the new muscle cars are, but from an exterior stand point, looks much nicer than the Chevy SS did.
 

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The Charger is definitely a very common vehicle to see, surprisingly where I am, so are Hellcats. But aesthetically, they do look appealing. The interiors are basic, much like all of the new muscle cars are, but from an exterior stand point, looks much nicer than the Chevy SS did.
It helps that Dodge has more performance models and are further ahead in developing performance vehicles, compared to Chevy which just has one and its low production.

If Chevy was in FCA's position, it would be a different story.
 

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Hopefully soon they can start to turn it around.. I mean, they slowly are at this point, but I'm hoping they aren't going to be years late so where they're facelift looks like it should have been done 5 years ago.
 

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Some car makers are looking to trim their line up to focus more on a few strong products so maybe come time for some generations to end they will end that product for good. Chevy has stuck to its script for a long time, changes are well overdue.
 

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Moving back to the possible Blazer design cues, I wouldn't mind seeing front facia proportions similar to what we're seeing on the 2018 Tahoe. The front is both refined yet chunky in an aggressive way. Increase the ground clearence, shorten the body and I'll be a happy camper.
 
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