Facelifted Chevrolet Trailblazer – in SA before 2017!

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The low-key Bangkok Auto Show has shown a number of vehicles, including this facelifted Chevrolet Trailblazer. While Asian and Australian media are calling it the new Holden Colorado, there's no mistaking these lines for anything other than General Motors SA's biggest SUV.

What you see here is the 2016 Chevrolet Trailblazer Premier, a near-production concept. While its ultimate execution is meant to grab as much attention as it can, the photos do reveal that the Trailblazer's exterior design has been substantially reworked. The current model isn't exactly a bad-looking vehicle, but this new look incorporates a plethora of premium design cues that will bring the Chevrolet's look in line with the beefed up appearances of the new Ford Everest and soon-to-be-launched Toyota Fortuner. 

In terms of engines, you can expect the current engine line-up to be carried over. There's a 2.5-litre Duramax diesel, a 2.8-litre Duramax diesel and a brawny 3.6-litre V6 petrol motor. The petrol motor will not be offered in the South African market, however. 

The big changes are not just to the exterior though, as the cabin gets an all-new dashboard look. MyLink infotainment system is retained, but this is the new version which supports Apple CarPlay. There are more splashes of chrome and the instrument cluster has received a makeover. There's a two-tone colour scheme too... could that make it into production? 

New Chevrolet Trailblazer in South Africa

At the time of writing, a General Motors source said a facelifted version of the Chevrolet Trailblazer will be arriving on our shores before the end of 2016.

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