GM is about to introduce several new models for the next year and one of the models that seems a little bit overshadowed is the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The familiar nameplate is coming back but this time, it will be used for a completely different model. This time, we are about to see a small crossover, which was originally designed for the Chines market last year. After a pretty good reception, it’s time to see it in North America as well. For this occasion, we are about to see a lot of interesting details, including a lot of exclusive details for each trim level.
The new model will be slotted between Trax and Equinox. With slightly less than 104 inches, it is a typical subcompact crossover, which will be slightly more spacious than Trax. We count on two engine options, five trim levels and both FWD and AWD models in the offer.
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the new model will ride the company’s new VSS architecture. It will share a lot of details with Buick Encore GX, particularly in terms of mechanics. In terms of the styling, you may count on the application of Chevy’s latest design language, with a lot of similarities with mid-size Blazer. One of the interesting things we should mention is that each trim level will be characterized by a number of exclusive details. You may count on different bumpers, different grille designs, wheels etc. Of course, base trim levels will look pretty basic, while models like the LT and Active will come with a lot of sporty and off-road details. On the other side, the range-topping RS will be a little bit on a performance side. Naturally, the offer of color options will also vary from trim to trim.
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Interior Design
You may count on a modern and well-equipped interior with this model. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will utilize plenty of the latest tech goodies, but it will also offer a decent level of utility for a model of this size. According to Chevy, you may count on 54 cubic feet of cargo volume with rear seats folded. For comparison, that’s about 6 cubic feet more than Trax and 10 cubic feet less than Blazer. In terms of legroom, we don’t expect anything spectacular, given the model’s size and wheelbase, so the second row will probably be a little bit tight.
Also, count on loads of tech goodies, including the company’s latest infotainment system, 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as well as Sirius XM satellite radio etc. On the other side, things like the Wi-Fi hotspot should be offered as an option.
Most Chevy models aren’t particularly generous in terms of standard safety features, at least not in base trim levels. However, it looks like things are about to change, so expectations from this model are actually pretty big. According to some reports, the new 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will come standard with systems like lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning, as well as front pedestrian braking. Of course, we expect many more, while those should be highlights. Also, expect a decent list of options, including goodies like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and more.
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Engines
In terms of powertrain, two engines seem like a certain thing at this moment. Most likely, base models will come with a familiar 1.2-liter turbo engine, which puts out around 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Interestingly, this engine comes in pair with a CVT gearbox. On the other side, higher trims should come with a little bit bigger and more powerful 1.3-liter turbo engine, which is good for about 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Besides notably better driving dynamics, this model will also come with a more convenient 9-speed automatic gearbox, as well as with available all-wheel drive. Details about fuel economy are yet to come.
Some sources also suggest the possibility to see some kind of electrification in the new model. At this point, the company is quiet on this matter, but given the current direction of the automotive market, as well as the fact that this model is also available in China, this sounds quite likely.
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Release Date and Price
The arrival of 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is expected this summer. We already know details about pricing and a good thing to know is that base versions will go slightly under 20.000 dollars. On the other side, range-topping versions could get pretty close to 30.000 dollars.