Chevrolet Trailblazer May Come to U.S. in 2014

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edited September 2014 in Chevrolet

imageChevrolet Trailblazer May Come to U.S. in 2014

Chevrolet could expand its SUV lineup in the U.S. next year with the addition of a midsize model based on the Thai-built Trailblazer.

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  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    "Does GM really need to revive a midsize body-on-frame SUV in the American market?" Normally I would say no, as I have nothing but bad memories of those bouncy, creaky, brittle, unreliable, space-inefficient, fuel-inefficient compensation-mobiles, but there's no reason that a proper diesel engine and some actual refinement designed into the thing couldn't make it worthwhile. It would make sense for those who need to do some towing but don't want nor need a full-size truck or SUV.
  • reminderreminder Member Posts: 383
    GM does have plenty of choices in the SUV segment. I do know they sold a zillion Trailblazers over that seven-year stretch. I see plenty of them on the road. Sadly, the salt in my area takes a toll on the bodies.
    I can't see why they'd risk adding this to the mix. The traverse has been a popular vehicle, no sense in competing against yourself, unless you have to.
  • witnessxwitnessx Member Posts: 11
    There is no reason to. It would hurt their CAFE numbers, plus BOF mid-size SUVS aren't selling very well (see: Toyota 4Runner).
  • robs249_robs249_ Member Posts: 42
    Bring it without the third row. Traverse and Tahoe have that covered. This could be Grand Cherokee / 4runner / (maybe) Edge competition as Traverse is more Durango / Explorer / Highlander competition. Just make sure it has competitive gas mileage and a good interior.
  • pkabn26pkabn26 Member Posts: 1
    Absolutely GM needs a new midsize SUV. The Equinox (which I own one) is too small for two kids, a dog and gear. The Traverse is too expensive and big...plus looks ungainly. The Tahoe and Suburban are outpriced for any midsize market. A new Trailblazer or K Blazer reasonably priced to compete with the Highlander, Explorer and other 3rd row midsize SUVs would be a welcomed relief. I will hold out on buying a new SUV for this to come out.
  • budgrantbudgrant Member Posts: 1
    This is what I've been waiting for! I drove S10's for twenty years before buying a Trailblazer. The difference is amazing! Then, they quit making Trailblazers also. The Equinox is too small, and the Traverse is too long and doesn't fit my needs. I will definitely buy a 2014 TrailBlazer!
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