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The Blazer is Back: Chevy Revives Famous Nameplate


The new 2019 Blazer was revealed at a special event in Atlanta, GA, June 21. (Image/Mark Naijar – Chevrolet)

Chevrolet just revealed that it is bringing the Blazer name back to its lineup. It is expected that this new vehicle will slot in between the compact Equinox and midsize Traverse.

The new Blazer, which Chevy is calling a “contemporary midsize SUV,” will have five-passenger seating and be powered by either a standard 193-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder or an optional 3.6L V6 making 305 hp.

Both engines will be paired with GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission.

Cargo space is just over 64 cubic feet and Chevy says V6-equipped Blazers will boast a 4,500-pound towing capacity.

Chevy also mentioned that a twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system will be available, and that its “Traction Select” is standard on all models.

According to the press release, Traction Select allows the operator to make real-time adjustments to the Blazer’s driving mode to adapt to varying road conditions. On AWD models, Traction Select even allows the driver to completely disengage the rear axle for front-wheel-drive operation.


The new Blazer lineup will include “Sport” and “Premiere” trim levels. (Image/Chevrolet)

Expect the new Blazer to show up on dealer lots in early 2019 as a 2019 model. At the time of this announcement, pricing information was not available.

You can learn more details about the new Blazer in this official press release from Chevrolet.

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  1. in 3 yrs it will shut down making !!! that is the worse design i have seen !!!!

  2. As a Chevy guy, GM appears to have lost its direction, “me too” / copycat is a hard sell in todays marketplace. Marketing determines what we “consumers” want and need. Guess that’s why the only Chevy I have left is a 70’s El Camino. Remember, these are the guys who closed down Pontiac because more Buicks ghoul be sold in China.

  3. CORRECTION: Remember, these are the guys who closed down Pontiac, because more Buicks could be sold in China

  4. A joke, Ford came back with the Bronco and atleast used aspects of its original. Come out with a K5, 2 door with a removable top, 4×4, with a V8 then I’ll give a shit

  5. Satcatcher says:

    Chevrolet IS a copy cat manufacture company. Just look at the GMC truck models, the front ends look like the 2000 Ford F-250. Where is the design team for Chevy? Like Hollywood, they can’t make an original good looking vehicle any longer.

  6. Mike Lewis says:

    Fugly…! Shameful GM didn’t bring back something that looks close to the K5 Blazer. Agree too that Pontiac should have been kept and dropped Buick

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