In its pursuit to constantly fulfill its 'Find New Roads' brand promise, Chevrolet Philippines – The Covenant Car Company Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the Philippines will launch 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.
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.
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
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.