Production-spec 2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer (facelift) unveiled
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To launch in Brazil this month at prices starting from R$ 159,990
After showcasing the near-production concept at the Bangkok International Motor Show in March, the production-spec 2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer has been unveiled, which will go on sale later this month in Brazil. Prices start from R$ 159,990 (INR 30.41 Lakhs) and R$ 189,990 (INR 36.2 Lakhs) for the petrol and diesel variants, both based on the top-end LTZ grade.
Previewed by the Chevrolet Trailblazer Premier concept, the 2016 Trailblazer features a redesigned front end that comprises of sleeker headlamps with LED DRLs, wider grille and a more aggressive bumper with larger fog lamps. The rest of the Trailblazer is largely identical to the outgoing model.
A more significant facelift is seen inside the 2016 Chevrolet Traiblazer, where it gets an all-new dashboard design that is trimmed with more premium materials. In Brazil, the only grade available is the Trailblazer LTZ, which comes equipped with an 8-inch MyLink infotainment system that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a slightly updated instrument cluster, and silver accents around the central HVAC vents.
The new Trailblazer also introduces a suite of safety features such as collision warning, lane-change assist, front parking sensors, blind spot warning, tire pressure monitoring and reverse camera with cross-traffic alert. A notable change is the new EPAS system, which should ease maneuverability in cities.
The Brazilian spec Trailblazer will be offered with two engine options: a 2.8-litre Duramax diesel engine that produces 200 hp & 500 Nm of torque and a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine that produces 279 hp (2 hp power bump) & 357 Nm of torque. Both are paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox as standard.