The sadness about the news that the Chevrolet Trailblazer is slated to be slowly phased out over the next few years begins with the fact that its predecessor, the Blazer, helped birth the midsize SUV market and compounded by the fact that the GMT-360 platform it rides on and Atlas I6 powertrain its powered by are still both very good. Blame substand interior materials and features, aged exterior design, and a seeming lack of interest by GM for this tragedy. But what if it were guaranteed a reprieve from the gallows if you could make a convincing styling argument for it?
Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to give any GMT-360 sport utility a design relevant to today. Whether you want to make a mild change, a complete ground-up redo or even add a bodystyle, its your choice. Please use only use the Chevrolet Trailblazer, SAAB 9-7X, GMC Envoy, or Buick Rainier for your base image! However, if you'd like to give your GMT-360 to another brand such as HUMMER, that is acceptable. Get revising!
-Chevy Trailblazer @Autodeadline*
-Chevy Trailblazer @ GM Media
-GMC Envoy @Autodeadline*
-GMC Envoy @ GM Media
-Buick Rainier @Autodeadline*
-Buick Rainier @ GM Media
-SAAB 9-7X @Autodeadline*
-SAAB 9-7X @ GM Media
Size guidelines remain at 800x600, so please size your entry accordingly. Please do not submit your images as Bitmap (.bmp) files.
The winner will recieve a GM-related prize from C&G!
Deadline is Saturday, September 15th @ 11:59PM your local time.
Good luck and have fun!
*Instructions for accessing high-resolution images through AutoDeadline:
Replace the bold, orange section of the URL...
...with the make/model/etc you're searching for. Replacing 'silverado' with 'lesabre' will bring up downloadable hi-res images of the Buick LeSabre.
Copy into your browser. Hit enter.