Back in 2005, The Chevrolet Blazer was phased out so that the company could start with the production of the Trailblazer which also got replaced by Equinox and Traverse after some time. Now, rumor has it that Detroit-based company is going to assemble the 2018 Chevrolet Blazer model.
WardsAuto believes that Chevrolet has an empty space between the compact-sized Equinox and the full-sized Traverse. These two models are crossovers but the 2018 Blazer will also be classified as one, and it will fill that void between the two popular vehicles.
If the Blazer comes to production, it will be delivered from the Complejo Ramos Arizpe in Mexico and compete against the Ford Edge. In this facility, the GM assembles V6 engines together with the Chevrolet Sonic and Cruze sedan.
A car of the similar proportions to the GMC Acadia has been spotted wearing a heavy camouflage in the USA. The unannounced 2018 Chevrolet Blazer may be based on the C1XX platform which is offered in two wheelbase version – regular for the Acadia and long for the Buick Enclave and the aforementioned Traverse.
According to the director of marketing Steve Majoros, the crossover lineup is “pretty good” at the moment. He told WardsAuto: “We are looking at other opportunities and (the Blazer) would make some sense.” However, we are going to need a more concrete information in order to be sure that the Blazer is actually making a comeback.
The real problem for GM are lifestyle-oriented mid-size SUV models, and when we mention this category, the 2020 Ford Bronco comes to mind. This vehicle will have the same platform as the Ranger mid-size pickup truck, whereas Toyota wants to produce the FJ Cruiser successor meaning that another competitor could come to the game. Follow us for more details.