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By Ketan Patel

Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV 2012 Review

The global variant of the Chevrolet Trailblazer made its debut at the Dubai International Motor Show, boasting towing capabilities of a body-on-frame SUV while maintaining the comfort of a crossover. At first glance, the 2012 Chevrolet Trailblazer shares many similarities with the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and under the hood things are not much different either.

The all-wheel drive Trailblazer unveiled at the Dubai International Motor Show packed the same 2.8 liter 177 hp 346 lb-ft Duramax turbo-diesel engine found in the Chevrolet Colorado. The engine features a variable-geometry turbocharger meant to combine performance and fuel economy, and lowering the overall CO2 emissions. A second engine variant of the 2012 Chevrolet Trailblazer is the 2.5 liter diesel engine able to produce around 150 horsepower.

As mentioned before, the exterior of the 2012 Chevrolet Trailblazer bears many similarities with the Chevrolet Colorado. The shape of the grille, headlights, mirrors and even bonnet is the same, but some changes have been made to the shape of the front spoiler. Overall, the exterior design of the 2012 Chevrolet Trailblazer reflects aggressive and strong characteristics, accentuated by the custom dual-finish 20-inch aluminum wheels featuring Cooper Zeon ZTL tires. Other exterior characteristics include mirror LED turn signals as well as front and rear LED signature lighting housed within aluminum decorative bezels.

On the interior the Chevrolet Trailblazer offers a dual cockpit design and seven seats divided into three rows. The second and third row of seats feature “tumble” and “fold-flat” capabilities in order to offer a great deal of storage space when needed. The Chevrolet Trailblazer was designed with the third row of seats in mind from the start and so the Trailblazer is able to deliver the most legroom and spaciousness in the third row of seats, compared to any other SUV from its class.

The seats are covered in light-colored leather upholstery contrasting with mat dark wood trims and chrome elements. Additional storage compartments are to be found throughout the interior, including a dual glove box and a covered center bin.

In the electronics department, the Chevrolet Trailblazer features dual-zone, digital climate control system, auxiliary power plug featuring USB and Bluetooth connectivity and a top-notch infotainment system including a couple of screens mounted on a roof console.

The pricing for the Chevy Trailbazer is yet to be announced.


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