Chevrolet South Africa has introduced the 2014 Trailblazer with substantial specification enhancements including an updated engine line-up and a MyLink infotainment system which is now standard on all models.
Specification enhancementsFor the 2014 model year, all Trailblazer models feature a new Dark Ash Grey interior colour scheme available along with front side airbags mounted in the seats. There is also a new multi-information central LCD display panel which features the usual trip computer readouts as well as two new menus for additional vehicle particulars.
The vehicle information display shows information such as battery voltage, an adjustable speed warning, transmission fluid temperature, engine hours and an oil life indicator.
The MyLink infotainment system which is available as standard, comes with a large 7-inch touch screen display, video and picture playback, full audio format support linked to six speakers, USB and aux integration, as well as Bluetooth for hands-free cellphone use and audio streaming. LTZ derivatives will also now feature a reversing camera as standard.
Safety features across the range still include ABS with EBD, PBA (Panic Brake Assist), HBFA (Hydraulic Brake Fade Assist), a limited slip differential, six airbags including the two additional side airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, a collapsible steering column and remote central locking with auto-locking doors.
LTZ models benefit from the addition of ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and TCS (Traction Control System), HDC (Hill Descent Control), TSC (Trailer Sway Control) and EDC (Engine Drag Control), the LTZ automatic models also featuring HSA (Hill Start Assistance).
Updated diesel enginesThe 2014 line-up benefits from powerful turbocharged diesel engines.
The 2.5D LT model now delivers 120 kW (up by 9%) and 380 Nm (up by 8.5%), while the 2.8D LTZ models, available in either 4x2 or 4x4 guise, now produce 144 kW (up 9%). Automatic 2.8D LTZ models receive further enhancement in the form of a torque increase of 30 Nm to 500 Nm.
Fuel efficiency has also improved. The 2.5D LT derivative now returns an average fuel consumption figure of 8.0-litres/100 km, and the 2.8D LTZ models return consumption as low as 8.5-litres/100 km.
The 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine fitted to the range-topping Trailblazer 3.6 LTZ AT model remains unchanged.
2014 Chevrolet Trailblazer price in South Africa2014 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.5D LT 4x2 MT – R 386 500.00
2014 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8D LTZ 4x2 AT – R 456 400.00
2014 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8D LTZ 4x4 MT – R 489 800.00
2014 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8D LTZ 4x4 AT – R 506 400.00
2014 Chevrolet Trailblazer 3.6 LTZ 4x4 AT – R 516 700.00
All Chevrolet Trailblazer models come standard with a 5-year/ 120 000 km warranty and roadside assistance package, as well as a 5-year/ 90 000 km service plan, with service intervals scheduled every 15 000 km.