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2012 Chevy Trailblazer

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The 2012 Chevrolet Trailblazer has now been revealed in concept form at the Dubai motorshow.

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Drivetrains will be shared with the new Colorado, and it will be available in both RWD and 4WD variants.

The official Thai launch is expected in the first half of 2012. More info as it comes to light...

So what do you guys think of the new competitor for the Pajero Sport, Fortuner, MU-7 and Everest?

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After buying 3 Bedford Midies in the U.K. only to find out later they were Isuzu Buddies, and their Cars being old Daiwoos i don't trust that company any more. Chevy the Brand is dead to me. Looks O.K , shame its not a respected name like Mitsu.mad.gif

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Nice looking design both interior (from limited pictures) and exterior...my only observation is that the dashboard looks like lots of "hard" plastic used rather than the "soft" variety, giving a cheapie look/feel. What about size...is it large like a Fortuner or more modest like a Pajero?

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If you like the new Colorado,but you're not much of the "truck" person,that is definitely a new SUV to consider...let be honest,there is nothing new out there...PJS very good,but the body style and "tiny" front door don't do much for me..sorry,if Trailblazer was available today,I'll buy it...but there will be new Ford SUV coming soon...dam_n,tough choices,but only in our dreams for now..."not available,cos of flooding"...:P

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Launch videos:

What about size...is it large like a Fortuner or more modest like a Pajero?

Fortuner and Pajero Sport are the same size - it's the current model Everest and the MU-7 which are the bigger PPV's ;)

The Trailblazer is also running a shortended chassis and coil spring rear suspension, but not details have been revealed yet.

Judging by the press pack photos and video, if anything, it looks a little shorter than Fortuner/Pajero - but without knowing the wheelbase or length it's difficult to judge.

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And here's the launch press conference - jump to 14:00 to get to the Trailblazer opening.

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And here's a few more interior shots:

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Don't forget this is a concept car though ;)

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If they make it too short will get a choppy ride as for rear seats nice to fold into the floor but for me I like the Fortuner seats a few bolt's and they are out of there if more than 5 people they can sit on the floor

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According to one source (unconfirmed) the wheelbase for the Trailblazer remains unchanged from the Colorado at 3095mm - if that's the case, we're looking at something at least Pajero Sport/Fortuner size.. But also sharing the same issue as the Fortuner where the rear doors are so long they can't be opened in Thai car parking spaces without whacking the car next door..

For perspective, the Pajero Sport wheelbase is 2800mm, and the Fortuner's is a little shorter again at 2750mm.

If Chev are able to equip this with the 2.8L, 6AT and Pajero Sport levels of features at Pajero Sport prices, they've possibly got a real market share contender on their hands.. Especially if they fix that horrific interior color scheme :D Can you imagine what the tops of those doors are going to look like after a couple of months? What were they thinking? :whistling:

Being Chev though, it's unlikely they'll be able to get the pricing right though, and doubtful they'll get the interior design looking right either :(

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According to one source (unconfirmed) the wheelbase for the Trailblazer remains unchanged from the Colorado at 3095mm - if that's the case, we're looking at something at least Pajero Sport/Fortuner size.. But also sharing the same issue as the Fortuner where the rear doors are so long they can't be opened in Thai car parking spaces without whacking the car next door..

For perspective, the Pajero Sport wheelbase is 2800mm, and the Fortuner's is a little shorter again at 2750mm.

If Chev are able to equip this with the 2.8L, 6AT and Pajero Sport levels of features at Pajero Sport prices, they've possibly got a real market share contender on their hands.. Especially if they fix that horrific interior color scheme :D Can you imagine what the tops of those doors are going to look like after a couple of months? What were they thinking? :whistling:

Being Chev though, it's unlikely they'll be able to get the pricing right though, and doubtful they'll get the interior design looking right either :(

at 3095wb/5200oa they would be competing with their own Tahoe in middle east and other markets where both are available. Judging by pics (rear door and leg space) I d guess 2800 :unsure:

and the BLAZER name obviously positioning it below Tahoe

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According to one source (unconfirmed) the wheelbase for the Trailblazer remains unchanged from the Colorado at 3095mm - if that's the case, we're looking at something at least Pajero Sport/Fortuner size.. But also sharing the same issue as the Fortuner where the rear doors are so long they can't be opened in Thai car parking spaces without whacking the car next door..

For perspective, the Pajero Sport wheelbase is 2800mm, and the Fortuner's is a little shorter again at 2750mm.

If Chev are able to equip this with the 2.8L, 6AT and Pajero Sport levels of features at Pajero Sport prices, they've possibly got a real market share contender on their hands.. Especially if they fix that horrific interior color scheme :D Can you imagine what the tops of those doors are going to look like after a couple of months? What were they thinking? :whistling:

Being Chev though, it's unlikely they'll be able to get the pricing right though, and doubtful they'll get the interior design looking right either :(

I think it looks OK but the profile of the window lines seems off to me. Once you pass the rear doors the window line changes to the reverse angle and ends the sleek look i think. It's a bit like the Pajero's rising body line from the windscreen pillar to the start of the rear guard with a Fortuna rear tacked onto it at the reverse angle.:blink:

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So what is it .?. An Isuzu Truck Chassis . Isuzu Engine.With a Chevy Badge on it.. It will only threaten the Mitsu Tuna market if its about 750K , and the Wife likes it.. Buy a Ford they tell you its a Ford Iveco , or Cosworth Engine , Proton tell you Suspension by Lotus, why don't G.M. tell you anything.? . Perhaps a Daiwoo Chevy is a tad embarrassing Gone sadly are the Days of Chevy the American Legend. Now its a Bunch of Accountants milking the Glory Years. I think it looks much nicer than Tuna and Mitsu though. Id wait for the Ford if i was in the market.

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So what is it .?. An Isuzu Truck Chassis . Isuzu Engine.With a Chevy Badge on it.. It will only threaten the Mitsu Tuna market if its about 750K , and the Wife likes it.. Buy a Ford they tell you its a Ford Iveco , or Cosworth Engine , Proton tell you Suspension by Lotus, why don't G.M. tell you anything.? . Perhaps a Daiwoo Chevy is a tad embarrassing Gone sadly are the Days of Chevy the American Legend. Now its a Bunch of Accountants milking the Glory Years. I think it looks much nicer than Tuna and Mitsu though. Id wait for the Ford if i was in the market.

cheapst thairungs where like 760k and threatend none, so price alone doesnt make it

the funny thing about Italian VM Motori, now developing diesels for makers all over the world, has never supplied Italian Iveco. Just like Yamaha developing petrol engines for the automotive industry, but so far not for a japs maker

I like the looks of this new Chev, GM Brasil has done a good job, sure better than any existing thai suv. Until Ford delivers, they seem to have a winner

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So what is it .?. An Isuzu Truck Chassis . Isuzu Engine.With a Chevy Badge on it.. It will only threaten the Mitsu Tuna market if its about 750K , and the Wife likes it.. Buy a Ford they tell you its a Ford Iveco , or Cosworth Engine , Proton tell you Suspension by Lotus, why don't G.M. tell you anything.? . Perhaps a Daiwoo Chevy is a tad embarrassing Gone sadly are the Days of Chevy the American Legend. Now its a Bunch of Accountants milking the Glory Years. I think it looks much nicer than Tuna and Mitsu though. Id wait for the Ford if i was in the market.

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