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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.
To keep its feet or rather wheels firm on the ground, Dodge Durango went through a few upgrades to stay competitive. If you’re looking for three rows of seats and some towing capability you’ll end up with options that are sorely limited boring, or staid. But the new Dodge Durango proudly makes an exception. It shares its sophisticated underpinnings and top-notch driving experience with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, while the bold exteriors remain peculiarly different in this crowded class of look-alikes. The best part of the news is yet to come. While the whole Durango is being transformed into something even more awesome, what still remains unchanged is the price. The Dodge’s improved SUV, just like the current model will be priced from $29,795.
On the outside, the Dodge Durango went through a makeover with new projector-beam headlights and hockey stick shaped LED running lamps. What makes the new fairly muscular Durango look brawnier is the new slimmer textured crosshair grille along with the newly sculpted hood and the lower front façade. The new wheel designs with a Hyper Black finish punctuate the whole look of the car. However, it’s the rear that changed the most with LED racetrack lighting from the Dodge Dart forming a ribbon of light across the tail comprising of 192 individual lamps in all. The new gearbox pairs with the standard 3.6 liter V6 engine 290 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The optional 5.7 liter V8 generating 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque makes the Durango great among the good. The eight-speed automatic transmission featured in the new Durango enables fuel economy up to nine percent. Its independent suspensions, precise steering and big brakes make the drive never better.
Unlike many of its crossover competitors, Dodge Durango is still a rear-wheel drive SUV with two available all-wheel drive systems. Properly equipped, a V6 Durango can tow up to 6,200 pounds while the V8 takes it up to 7,400 pounds and that is some “increased” towing capability. All Durangos feature the standard trailer sway control.
On the inside, the Durango features a customizable 7-inch screen that displays the gauges and the vital trip information while the center stack comprises of either 5-inch or 8.5 inch touchscreens for climate control, multimedia and smartphone integration. Inside the authoritative Dodge Durango, the major controls are big simple knobs and gauges with big red needles. This extra dose of red detailing and white trimmed instruments define the Durango as bold and tasteful. The newly installed navigation systems recognizes voice commands and displays 3D maps while a Wi-Fi hotspot keeps the passengers connected on the go. If the internet doesn’t satisfy some there’s a Blu-Ray rear set entertainment system with dual 9-inch screens.
The new Dodge Durango stepped in the market with some exterior refinements, upgraded interiors and improved fuel economy. Significantly less expensive, the Durango is for those who love a more traditions sport-ute. The passenger-friendly Dodge Durango is a fine competitor to the Ford Explorer, Chevy Traverse and the Mercedes Benz GL. The fully redesigned highly anticipated Dodge Durango is set to blow SUVs’ lovers’ mind in the early 2014!
Looks like the New York Auto Show will be raining new SUVs this time. With the large number of new SUVs as well as older SUVs being redesigned and launched here, the show will be a real treat to any SUV lover. Count Dodge’s new 2014 Durango in the huge number of redesigned SUVs. The company will be showing off its new version of the Durango, which has been among the most popular SUVs of the markets internationally. Moreover, while other companies have stuck their new ideas to their chests, Dodge has released a striking trailer praising the might beast!
As mentioned in the press release, Dodge stated that the new 2014 remake of the Durango will feature quite a lot of amazing futuristic technologies which will make it the most stylish and modern version of the Durango SUV series. Quoting the words as stated in the press release, “Building upon its best-in-class attributes, Durango adds several new class-exclusive features for 2014, making it the Dodge brand’s most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient and stylish Durango ever.” Dodge seems certainly very confident about the new model!
What Dodge apparently wanted to reveal from the trailers was that the new Durango features some of the most stylish headlamps and tail lamps that any Dodge SUV has ever flaunted. The headlamps have been reformed into more contemporary style lamps which certainly make the beast look mightier than ever. A beautiful LED strip lines the lower edge of the lamps, underlining the central units and giving a very stylish look to the frontal side of the SUV. The tail lamps, on the other hand, are really wide and are said to be full racetrack style LED lights.
We can also assure you that your new 2014 Dodge Durango SUV will come with a mighty 8 speed automatic transmission mode. Consequently, expecting highly improved performance as well as an impressive fuel economy is obvious. Further, Dodge has plans of improving the interiors, and taking them to an entirely new level. As can be said by quoting Dodge’s statement from the official press release once again, “Built on the Dodge brand’s pillars of style, performance and innovation, the new 2014 Dodge Durango will deliver state-of-the-art technology in both form and function.”
Among the expected add-ons that the new Durango will be given, the most prominent one is perhaps the Uconnect Access via Mobile Technology, which was introduced by the Chrysler Group. The technology incorporates the Aha, iHeart Radio, Pandora Internet Radio/Slacker Radio apps, and content can be transferred from the user’s smartphone via an internet connection. The technology is also used in other amazing cars like the Dodge Ram 1500 and the SRT Viper.
Dodge has apparently taken the Jeep Grand Cherokee as a reference while designing the new Durango. We say so because the 8 speed automatic transmission mentioned above is also present in the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. Also, you can send text messages, just like the Jeep, using voice recognition with natural speech, and not to be crammed codes!