The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer (facelift), one of the five upcoming Chevrolet products for India is expected to be in the market next year. But, according to the spy shots by IndianHoods, it has made a presence already, albeit hidden under camouflage.
Under the bonnet, it will retain the 2.8-liter diesel unit that makes 200 PS and 500 Nm of torque, giving it segment-topping figures. It’s unknown if Chevrolet brings the AWD version, but even in the 2WD guise, it’s pretty quick off the mark — quickest among the current crop of SUVs in the segment.
What the facelift responds to is the dull-looking overall styling (both interior and exterior) of the outgoing version. With that sorted, the Trailblazer facelift will be a promising choice, even when compared to rivals like the new Ford Endeavour and upcoming versions of the Toyota Fortuner and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. It also gets upgraded safety features and an improved (lighter and less fuel consuming) power steering system.
According to Zauba, a unit of Trailblazer was imported earlier this month for homologation purposes, and this is likely to be the same unit. Talking of imports, the current Trailblazer comes via the CBU route, and that’s unlikely to change.
Photos of the Chevrolet Trailblazer Premier show; production-spec gets chunky tyres.