IAB reader snaps the Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV on test in Manesar - Spied

01/06/2015 - 10:14 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

2.8-liter diesel engine makes 200 hp and 500 Nm of torque on the SUV.

Indian Autos Blog reader, Mr. Ankit Dehar spotted the Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV testing on the Manesar-Gurgaon highway recently. As reported earlier, the Trailblazer is announced to launch in India in 2015, with reports claiming an introduction in the second half of this calendar year.

Chevrolet Trailblazer rear Manesar spied
The Trailblazer is also sold with a smaller 2.5-liter 163 hp diesel engine in Thailand and Philippines.

For the Indian market, GM India plans on bringing the 2.8-liter diesel variant of the SUV which is capable of 200 hp and 500 Nm of torque, paired to 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Later on in the lifecycle, GM could introduce the smaller 2.5-liter variant of the Trailblazer to compete with entry-level variants of the Toyota Fortuner (the Trailblazer's chief rival), Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Endeavour.

Chevrolet Trailblazer Manesar spied
The 2015 model year of the Trailblazer sports additional NVH refinements, and a MyLink touchscreen system.

The Trailblazer is expected to be a well-specced SUV in the Indian market. On the Trailblazer sold in Philippines, GM offers LED projector headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED taillights, Chevrolet MyLink color touchscreen display with Mobile Connect for iOS and Android, leather seats, 18-inch alloy wheels a Camaro-inspired blue LED illuminated cluster, reversing camera and rearview mirror with chromatic LCD monitor, and a dash camera with 32GB memory.

Chevrolet Trailblazer rear quarter Manesar spied
A 6-speed manual and automatic transmission are offered on the Trailblazer with standard 2WD or optional 4WD.

Also read: 2015 Chevrolet Cruze (facelift) spotted in Thailand

On the off-roadability front, the Trailblazer is equipped with a 4x4 drivetrain with limited slip differential, an electronic drive mode select system, Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA) and features an 800 mm water wading capability with a 3-ton towing capacity.

GM India is yet to announce if it will bring the SUV through the CKD or CBU route.

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