Another factor working in its favor is the fact that the new TrailBlazer was developed in tandem with the new Chevrolet Colorado, which has already been confirmed for the U.S. Chevy says the 2013 TrailBlazer will start production for global markets in Thailand in early 2012.
So what to make of the new TrailBlazer? Its exterior shares much with the Colorado pickup, which means a very modern take on what it means to be a truck or SUV, with an aggressive front-end treatment highlighting the bold headlights, foglights, and power-dome hood. The sides and rear of the TrailBlazer are more conventional, but still coherent to the overall theme.
Twenty-inch alloy wheels, front and rear LED lighting, side mirror LED turn signals, and detailed surfaces in the sheetmetal all add to the high-tech, modern look.
Inside, Chevy promises plenty of space and flexibility in use; third-row seating is included, designed to be usable even for long trips. The second-row seats split 60/40 for more cargo space, while the third-row seats split 50/50, and when all are folded, they're flat, to create a uniform cargo floor.
Chevy also promises upscale look and feel to the interior, with contrasting trim, wood and chrome accents, high-quality controls, and available features including dual-zone climate control, the latest infotainment, plus USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
Expect more details, including American-market specs and pricing, when--and if--Chevrolet decides to announce it for U.S. sale.