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.
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.