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2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS, Review, Release date

Today’s automotive industry is largely about bringing back old, familiar nameplates. We have seen a whole bunch of revived models in the past few years. Chevy is also a part of this trend, so we have seen a revival of the famous Blazer recently. Now, it Trailblazer’s turn. For those who are unfamiliar with this nameplate, it was an SUV that was in production in the first decade of the third millennium. It came as the Blazer’s sub trim firs and later as a completely separated model. Moreover, this nameplate is still used in some parts of the world, so getting to North America shouldn’t be that complicated. The 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer is about to come as a mid-size SUV, based on the more familiar truck, Chevy Colorado.

2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer front view

Of course, we count on lots of modifications, which will make this model more suitable for the U.S. market. Although we are still waiting to hear something from the officials, it looks like the new model could come this or in the next year.

2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer Comeback

Despite that crossovers are overflowing the market, the demand for classic body-on-frame SUVs has got bigger in past few years. Of course, this refers not just to full-size vehicles, but to smaller ones as well. This is where Chevy sees its chance. The current market isn’t full of traditional SUVs. The Toyota 4Runner and Wrangler are practically only true SUVs in the segment. Of course, keep in mind that the all-new Ford Bronco is coming back as well, so the competition will become tougher in the future. In any case, it would be great to see such vehicle from Chevrolet. The 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer will be a typical mid-size SUVs. At this moment, we knew it will come based on Colorado, but with lots of modifications as well.

2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer side view

2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer Redesign

In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer will be in a close relationship with Colorado. More precisely, the Trailblazer is already available in some other parts of the world. The same version will serve as a basis for the new model. However, keep in mind that that version has been around for years, since 2012. This would require a lot of work in various aspects, including technical modifications. The chassis will undergo a couple of changes, in order to provide better comfort, driveability etc.

Of course, count on significant visual updates as well, The new model will come with a styling that closely resembles its truck sibling, which is also to receive a facelift soon. All in all, the U.S. version will look more attractive, and also ride better. In terms of overall shape, it will be a typical SUV, with a wagon-like body style, which promises a lot of functionality and practicality on the inside.

2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer Interior

The interior of the 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer is still a mystery. Compared to its abroad version, which features pretty much the same dashboard design as Colorado, it should come with lots of changes. In North America, this SUV will compete with some pretty serious competitors, so count on a significantly reworked cabin. The dashboard should be completely new, with more stylish shapes and much finer materials. Count on much more tech goodies as well.

2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer interior

When it comes to the overall layout, this will be a typical SUV cabin. Count on three rows of seating and capacity for seven passengers. Typically for mid-size SUVs, the third row will probably be a little bit tight. On the other side, first and second row should be pretty generous in terms of legroom and overall comfort. We count on a decent cargo volume as well.

2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer Engines

This aspect of the new 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer is not hard to be guessed. Count on Chevy’s common units in the offer, same that power Colorado. Therefore, base models will probably come with a familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit, which delivers around 200 horsepower. A bigger 3.6-liter V6 should be in the offer as well, This engine delivers a pretty respectable amount of power, which goes around 310 horsepower.

Some reports also suggest a new turbo-four engine in the offer. It is the GM’s new 2.7-liter unit, which is good for about 310 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, a diesel version is also expected. Of course, it would feature a well-known 2.8-liter Duramax engine, which is good for about 180 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque.

All engines, except the diesel, should come with a new 9-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer rear view

2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer Release Date and Price

The 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer is still waiting for an official confirmation, so we won’t make any more precise estimations about the launch date. Latest reports suggest it should arrive this or in the next year. On the other side, a starting price would probably go around 30.000 dollars.

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