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The 2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Chevrolet had a plethora of auto shows to choose where they were going to unveil the new Chevrolet trailblazer and the automaker chose the 2011 Dubai Motor Show. The brand announced a comeback of the Trailblazer along with confirming the news that the SUV will share a body-on-frame platform with the new Chevrolet Colorado pickup. The Trailblazer, just like the Colorado is a global vehicle. Though, if one really gives a thought, this SUV seems to be built for a region like the Middle East. No wonders that it was revealed at the Dubai Motor Show. When the 2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer made its appearance in Dubai, it definitely came with a plenty of features that could potentially shoot it up the always-competitive mid size crossover SUV market.

Designed to combine the hauling and towing capability of a body-on-frame SUV with the ride and comfort of a crossover, the 2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer epitomizes these qualities well enough. For all intents and purposes, this vehicle was unveiled at the Dubai Motor show as merely a show vehicle, but according to Chevrolet, this was as close to the real thing as it could possibly get.

Created by the GM South America Design Centre in Sao Caetano do Sul, Brazil, the Trailblazer’s design seems familiar because of sister model, the Chevrolet Colorado. The Trailblazer sports and imposing profile what Chevy calls a “body in-wheels out” design. The hood of the SUV offers a dramatic power dome and when mated with a raised cowl, it gives the 2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer a strong and intimidating look. Dual projector LED headlamps also add to the power along with the signature Chevrolet’s lighting.

Just like how it projects itself on the outside, the Trailblazer is just as bold and strong on the inside as well. The contrasting trim used with the light colored leather seating, mat dark wood trim accented with chrome and dual grained surface provide a premium feel the Trailblazer. The instrument panel and the integrated center stack combine seamlessly with one another and features and overhead console that integrate the HVAC system with onboard infotainment. Clever spaciousness is another thing that defines the Trailblazer, offering intuitive three-row tumble and/or  fold-flat seat versatility, complete with a second and third row seat versatility that can be used upright to accommodate more passengers and folded to carry more storage space.

Powered by a 2.8 liter Duramax diesel engine the Trailblazer is still a mystery when it comes to output figures.

As the model that featured in the Dubai Motor Show was a show piece for all intent and purposes, pricing on the Chevrolet Trailblazer has not yet been decided. While there are no full figures of the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the fact remains that when it does go on sale it is going to face immense competition with models like the Ford Explorer and the Dodge Durango. All the three models belong to the biggest US automakers so it is going to be one hell of a rivalry as to which SUV will be more successful.

2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer Premieres Worldwide but Skips U.S.

Sometimes there can be too much of a good thing in the auto world, and intelligent American auto brand Chevrolet seems to fully comprehend this fact. Take, for example, the 2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer. This vehicle was first introduced to replace the Chevy Trailblazer SUV, which made its U.S. departure in 2009 and was replaced by the Chevrolet Equinox late crossover last year at the Dubai International Motor Show. However, the Trailblazer is now making a comeback in a big way- just not for the company’s home market: the United States.

The new Chevy was made to handle the sometimes tough conditions of the Mideast and is reportedly the brand’s toughest, most luxurious midsize SUV ever created. Like its predecessor, the new Trailblazer is quite roomy, holding up to seven passengers comfortably. And, did we mention it’s quite powerful? The 2013 Trailblazer boasts General Motor’s new 180 horsepower 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine that comes with a variable-geometry turbocharger to perfectly combine fuel economy and performance or a 150 horsepower four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. Of course, the diesel engine could be one feature of the vehicle that’s keeping it away from the U.S. market, which has yet to fully accept the this type of engine. However, Chevrolet has confirmed that a diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze will be making its way stateside very soon. Here are some more features available on the new vehicle:

2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer Specs.:

– Roomy interior complete with three rows of seats with second and third rows that fold flat and tumble

– Available five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission options, two- and four-wheel drive available

– On-street ride comfort and extreme off-road capability due to the Trailblazer’s new five-link independent rear suspension

– Excellent towing capacity and a fresh, stylish new look

– Pricing and additional features are TBD closer to the new vehicle’s official release date

The new Chevrolet Trailblazer probably won’t make it to the U.S. market in-full, but it will be available on a global level in several other markets. Of course, we must also note that GM did change its mind in a similar situation about the Chevrolet Colorado midsize truck, which was designed in Brazil and is currently on sale in Thailand in other markets. This vehicle was not originally slated for sale in the U.S. either, but the company relented last fall, stating that it would build and sell a new Chevy Colorado for the North American market as well.

We’d bet on the fact that at least some of the new features of the global model 2013 Chevy Trailblazer will eventually make their way to the U.S., so stay tuned here for more information about the evolution of this striking model. And, remember, for more in-depth new car reviews, be sure to browse the rest of the site! From Chevrolet to Porsche and everything in-between, is your source for all things auto!

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