Chevrolet Blazer; The new standard in design

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TINASHE MAKICHI

The latest member of the Chevrolet crossover family has arrived with bold, sophisticated styling inside and out boasting of premier features driven by a standard 3,6 litre V6 engine, making it the perfect two-row midsize SUV to fuel all of your journeys.

There’s no denying it has a presence. The new Blazer features three distinct personalities – each a unique take on this modern classic. With a range of interior and exterior options, there’s sure to be a Blazer that matches your personal style.

Luxurious and elegantly styled, Blazer Premier is an SUV that lives up to its name. With chrome accents inside and out as well as premium leather-appointed and sueded microfiber seating surfaces, Premier is as beautiful as it is capable.

“We put ultra-thin LED daytime running lamps above the headlights for a uniquely aggressive look, any time of day. Blazer is the midsize SUV you’ll have to see to believe,” said the motor company.

A Chevrolet first, this available sturdy floor-mounted rail system helps keep your cargo secure as you move from point A to B. The available Flexible Cargo Partition and Horizontal Cargo Net can help prevent items like groceries, gardening tools or golf equipment from shifting.

You’ll fall in love from the first press of the throttle with the 3.6L V6 engine that’s Chevrolet Blazer; The new standard in design available on Blazer and standard on RS and Premier trims. With 305 horsepower, it’s fun to drive and can tow up to 4,500 lbs.† Plus, the 9-speed automatic transmission offers smooth shifts and the fuel economy you need.

All-wheel drive, available on all Blazer 3,6 litre V6 models, gives you added confidence in a variety of conditions. RS and Premier trims offer the Advanced AWD system that’s Chevrolet crossovers most sophisticated.

This system helps further improve driver control by independently directing torque through a twin-clutch rear-axle design to the rear wheel with the best traction in poor road conditions.

This helps give you more control as well as a confident feeling behind the wheel.

With the latest Chevrolet Infotainment System technology and available 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot, Blazer is the place where connections are made.

Whether you’re making a hands-free call or paying for your coffee through Marketplace on your touch screen, you’re never far from the things you love.

Blazer offers advanced safety technologies to help you detect and prevent potential hazards that can give you the added confidence you deserve every time you get behind the wheel.

The new Blazer, riding on the same underpinnings as the GMC Acadia and the Cadillac XT5, sits nearest to the Edge and the Murano on paper. Chevrolet makes no off-road posturing, and it’s dimensionally close to those two competitors. Although it is arriving late to the party, the Blazer attempts to make up for lost time with an aggressive, overtly sporty mission that starts with its rakish looks.

The main hiccup in the Blazer’s otherwise appealing package is its steep pricing. Chevrolet structures its trim levels so that they appear roughly competitive with front-wheeldrive models starting from just under $30,000 and are priced up to the mid $40,000 range. But not much equipment comes standard, even on higher trims, and the options are quite costly.

The new Blazer 2019 is selling at around $50,765.