Chevrolet Philippines has just announced that it will launch a new and improved variants of the Chevrolet Trailblazer. The new variants will include options that will meet a variety of lifestyle needs of the Filipino midsize SUV market. The new variants are set to be previewed by Chevrolet at the 2015 Manila International Auto Show on April 9 to 12 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer‘s exceptional market performance in the highly competitive midsize SUV segment propelled it to become the local distributor’s best-selling model, and paved the way for the company’s impressive 59% vehicle sales growth in 2014. The class-leading SUV offers outstanding features that include a powerful turbo-diesel engine, spacious 7-seater interior, outstanding ride and handling and fuel-efficiency.
Chevrolet Philippines will be adding five new Trailblazer variants that are specially made to cater to different lifestyles. The new variants include the Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x2 LTX MT, Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x2 LT AT, Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x2 LTX AT, Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x4 LTZ AT and the new Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x4 LTZ Special Edition (SE) AT – bringing up the SUV line to a total of seven variants.
A Trailblazer at its Core
With its 2nd generation Duramax Turbo-diesel engine, the 2.8-liter Chevrolet Trailblazer produces 200hp of power at 3,600 rpm and 500 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, making the Trailblazer the most powerful in its class. Output for the 2.5-liter variants has been increased to 163hp and 380 Nm of torque. To take advantage of the improved Duramax powerplants, they paired with either a six-speed manual or a retuned six-speed automatic transmission with Active Select resulting in the Trailblazer’s optimal performance and fuel economy.
Commanding Exterior and Sophisticated Interior
The Chevrolet Trailblazer exudes a commanding and sophisticated appearance with its “body in-wheels out” design that delivers high approach and departure angles. The new 4x4 LTZ SE AT trim features new front and rear bumpers, LED projector headlamps, LED fog lamps and daytime running lamps resulting in a more muscular and sportier profile. Meanwhile, the new and improved Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x2 LT Automatic and Trailblazer 4x2 LTX Manual and Automatic variants will sport newly fitted 18-inch alloy wheels. Improvements also include new black “B” pillars that draw out the appearance of the vehicle’s glasshouse frame.
While the exterior may exude a certain rugged appeal, the interior is a totally different story. The 7-seater midsize SUV cocoons its occupants with spacious and comfortable seating, clad in leather for a more upscale tactile feel. The second- and third-row seats can be configured in multiple ways for cargo flexibility — making the Trailblazer the perfect vehicle for family outings, trips to the mall or grocery shopping.
First-class Safety and Convenience
Of paramount importance to Chevrolet is the safety of all its occupants. The Trailblazer is the first midsize SUV in its segment to offer a state-of-the-art Dynamic Driving Technology that includes an Anti-lock Brake System, Dynamic Brake Distribution, Traction Control, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Panic Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, Engine Drag Control, Cornering Brake Control, Hydraulic Brake Fade Assist, Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist that are usually found in more upmarket vehicles.
The new Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x2 LTX Manual and Automatic and 4x2 LT AT variants are loaded with several new features that promote driving ease. Improvements include a new reversing camera with rear sensors, a rear view mirror with a 4.3-inch chromatic LCD and digital compass, and a new overview parking sensing monitor.
The 4x4 LTZ AT and 4x4 LTZ SE AT variants are also fitted with new reversing cameras for easier parking. The Trailblazer 4x2 LTX AT, 4x4 LTZ AT and 4x4 LTZ SE AT will also feature the first-in-its-class Tire Pressure Monitoring System that allows Chevy owners to digitally monitor the tire pressure of their Trailblazers.
Mobile Connectivity at its Best
Chevrolet Philippines sought and found new ways for new Trailblazer owners to stay linked online while they are out and about. Standard to the new Trailblazer 4x2 LTX AT variant is Chevrolet’s new Android Infotainment System with Mobile Connect for both iOS and Android mobile devices. The new system connects and mirrors smart devices on the Trailblazer 4x2 LTX AT’s built-in touchscreen monitor, allowing its users to play music of their choice, call, send SMS or even use GPS applications like Waze to navigate around the metro. As an added bonus for new 4x2 LTX AT owners, Chevrolet is providing free 3GB per month of Globe Tatoo 4G internet for the first 12 months of usage, maximizing the use of the new infotainment system.
The Trailblazer’s 4x4 LTZ AT and LTZ SE AT variants will have the new Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with Mobile Connect for iOS and Android. With the Trailblazer’s MyLink, users can mirror mobile devices and utilize applications such as iPhone’s Siri, Tune-in and Stitcher, applications that make viewing and listening to latest news, sports, talk, and entertainment radio anywhere around the world possible.
Also standard to the new Trailblazer 4x2 LTX AT, 4x4 LTZ AT and 4x4 LTZ SE AT variants is Chevrolet’s Dash camera with 32GB of memory. This new feature offers Trailblazer owners the option to conveniently record road trips and traffic events for a more reassuring drive.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer truly embodies what Filipinos want and need in a midsize SUV – class-leading Diesel engine power and performance, 7-seater capacity, refinement, durability, fuel-efficiency, innovative technology and comfort – all in a single package. Now with all its five new variants with enhanced features and upgrades, the Trailblazer is expected to continue to exceed midsize SUV standards and offer the Filipino market an impressive Trailblazing Chevrolet ownership experience.
Price and Availability
The Trailblazer is available in seven exterior colors: Summit White, Black Sapphire, Sizzled Red, Auburn Brown, Oceanic Blue, Satin Steel Grey and Switchblade Silver. Trailblazer variants and prices are as follows:
- 2.5 Liter DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speed MT LT - Php1,298,888
- 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speed MT LTX - Php1,378,888
- 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speed AT L - Php1,398,888
- 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speed AT LT - Php1,488,888
- 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speed AT LTX - Php1,588,888
- 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x4 DSL, 6-Speed AT LTZ - Php1,748,888
- 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x4 DSL, 6-Speed AT LTZ SE - Php1,788,888
Chevrolet Philippines also assures its customers of a worry-free ownership experience. The award-winning Chevrolet Trailblazer offers a special warranty that covers the vehicle for 3 years plus a 2-year extended warranty for the Powertrain or 100,000 kilometers whichever comes first. Chevrolet also provides its new clients with free 3-year 24/7 Roadside assistance. By dialing 328-CHEV owners may avail of the following services: vehicle support, personal assistance and information service.