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    Revealed! 2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer Concept


    Revealed! 2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer Concept

    By "black-knight" C&G Editor/Reporter

    9th November, 2011

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    Dinosaurs. Sabre-Toothed Tigers. Megalodons. Cheap V8-powered, mid-sized muscle coupes. Large, rear-drive Cadillacs. Truck-based mid-sized SUVs. These are all things that have wound up extinct or virtually endangered to the point of complete extinction.

    But once in a rare while, sometimes a species can save itself and rise triumphantly from the point of sinking completely into the primordial ooze (organic, automotive, or otherwise). Out of the groups mentioned above, one may just do that.

    Of course, I'm talking about truck-based mid-sized SUVs and one small, Bowtie-based faction of the species may be making a small comeback.

    As we reported last month, the new Trailblazer reconnects with its old S10 Blazer roots and forsakes a unique platform this time, instead choosing to share it with the new Colorado. Nostalgic indeed. Powertrains are expected to be the same as what will be offered in the Colorado.

    Previously, GM has stated there are no current plans to bring the new Trailblazer Stateside, which means it will only see duty in Asia and South America. However, there are rumblings it may eventually find its way here, if not in Chevrolet guise then as a GMC. However it gets here doesn't matter. What's important is that shows up to throw a big middle finger in the face of CAFE (and smug Prius driving women).

    More information on the new Trailblazer will be released throughout the day, so stay tuned.

    Source: Car Adivce

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    I see little point in the Transverse with this vehicle.

    I too find it too minivanish and the MPG is nothing to write home about.

    I would hope this Trailblazer will have a more stable frame than the last. The old one had a lot of flex to it. I also hope no one get the idea to make another long wheel base either, talk about ugly. I am sure both the frame will be stiffer and the wheel base will not be changes.

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    I see little point in the Transverse with this vehicle.

    I too find it too minivanish and the MPG is nothing to write home about.

    I would hope this Trailblazer will have a more stable frame than the last. The old one had a lot of flex to it. I also hope no one get the idea to make another long wheel base either, talk about ugly. I am sure both the frame will be stiffer and the wheel base will not be changes.

    Considering that it has 3-rows of seats, I doubt a longer-wheel base 5-door model will ever show up. Now going the other way - shortening it to a 3-door - would be much appreciated. Land Rover is planning to offer a 3-door Defender (as per the concepts shown already), and GM was known for years to offer a 3-door Blazer, so it would be logical that a sportier, back to its roots 3-door would be at least in the planning stage at this point.

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    I see little point in the Transverse with this vehicle.

    I too find it too minivanish and the MPG is nothing to write home about.

    I would hope this Trailblazer will have a more stable frame than the last. The old one had a lot of flex to it. I also hope no one get the idea to make another long wheel base either, talk about ugly. I am sure both the frame will be stiffer and the wheel base will not be changes.

    Considering that it has 3-rows of seats, I doubt a longer-wheel base 5-door model will ever show up. Now going the other way - shortening it to a 3-door - would be much appreciated. Land Rover is planning to offer a 3-door Defender (as per the concepts shown already), and GM was known for years to offer a 3-door Blazer, so it would be logical that a sportier, back to its roots 3-door would be at least in the planning stage at this point.

    I really did not think they would offer the LWB as it was a mess the last time. I just wish they would make the third row an option as I know few people who ever use them. I would rather see the price drop and the cargo space improve.

    The third row may be great for those who don't use birth control or travel to Mecca but for most people it is just in the way. As an option it is there for those who really want it if needed.

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    wow, this is freaking lovely. It would be perfect for me to replace my daughters 99 durango with. Now I just hope GM wakes up and brings it here as I currently do not like anything in the chevy family other than the tahoe and suburban and those are too big for my daughter. I wanted a trailblazer ss but then came the end of the line and so now I am looking around and waiting.

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    I see little point in the Transverse with this vehicle.

    I too find it too minivanish and the MPG is nothing to write home about.

    I would hope this Trailblazer will have a more stable frame than the last. The old one had a lot of flex to it. I also hope no one get the idea to make another long wheel base either, talk about ugly. I am sure both the frame will be stiffer and the wheel base will not be changes.

    Considering that it has 3-rows of seats, I doubt a longer-wheel base 5-door model will ever show up. Now going the other way - shortening it to a 3-door - would be much appreciated. Land Rover is planning to offer a 3-door Defender (as per the concepts shown already), and GM was known for years to offer a 3-door Blazer, so it would be logical that a sportier, back to its roots 3-door would be at least in the planning stage at this point.

    I really did not think they would offer the LWB as it was a mess the last time. I just wish they would make the third row an option as I know few people who ever use them. I would rather see the price drop and the cargo space improve.

    The third row may be great for those who don't use birth control or travel to Mecca but for most people it is just in the way. As an option it is there for those who really want it if needed.

    Hyperv6 I have to totally disagree with you over the 3rd row seat. The reason my daughter, son and wife love the 99 Durango we have is that when you need space for cargo, you have it, but then when you need a few extra seats for carring people, you can pull them up and have them also. This trailblazer allows you to squeeze in a few more kids or a couple of adults for short trips and that give a ton of value in my opinion.

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    Just found this in the media center of GM.

    The 2.8-liter turbo diesel yields 180 hp and a very impressive 346 lb-ft of torque. For reference, that's just 20 horsepower shy of the base 4.8-liter V8 in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, but it's also 41 more lb-ft of torque. GM hasn't released any fuel economy estimates on either diesel engine, but both can be mated to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive versions of the Colorado make use of a two-speed, electronically actuated transfer case.

    Thought this is pretty amazing for such a small engine to be so powerful, just hope it truly can last like a v8. Wish they would confirm the towing capabilities.

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    I see little point in the Transverse with this vehicle.

    I too find it too minivanish and the MPG is nothing to write home about.

    I would hope this Trailblazer will have a more stable frame than the last. The old one had a lot of flex to it. I also hope no one get the idea to make another long wheel base either, talk about ugly. I am sure both the frame will be stiffer and the wheel base will not be changes.

    Considering that it has 3-rows of seats, I doubt a longer-wheel base 5-door model will ever show up. Now going the other way - shortening it to a 3-door - would be much appreciated. Land Rover is planning to offer a 3-door Defender (as per the concepts shown already), and GM was known for years to offer a 3-door Blazer, so it would be logical that a sportier, back to its roots 3-door would be at least in the planning stage at this point.

    I really did not think they would offer the LWB as it was a mess the last time. I just wish they would make the third row an option as I know few people who ever use them. I would rather see the price drop and the cargo space improve.

    The third row may be great for those who don't use birth control or travel to Mecca but for most people it is just in the way. As an option it is there for those who really want it if needed.

    Hyperv6 I have to totally disagree with you over the 3rd row seat. The reason my daughter, son and wife love the 99 Durango we have is that when you need space for cargo, you have it, but then when you need a few extra seats for carring people, you can pull them up and have them also. This trailblazer allows you to squeeze in a few more kids or a couple of adults for short trips and that give a ton of value in my opinion.

    While some folks may need seating with the 3rd row most never use it and if they do they use it just to put space between the kids.

    Most cars on the road carry 1 person most of the time and 2-3 some of the time few carry more than 5 ever even if they have the room unless they are the short bus.

    I just feel it would be better suited to make the seat available to the minority that need it vs the majority that would either keep it folded up or in storage in the garage.

    In short let the people who need it able to get it but stop sticking the majority of us paying for a seat we do not want.

    Agree or not that is just my opinion. I already have a pair of 911 seats on legs in the garage lounge area and don't need a Trailblazer love seat there too. LOL!

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    Add a z28 like front bumper facia 20 inch camro ss type 5 spokes rims and a 420hp 6.2 lt1 or twin turbo 4.3 with 500hp call it the sho gun edition or perhaps the" Grd "Gerneral Motors Race Editions ! You will have a sure winner ! I perfer a twin screw 4.3 or 4.8ls .

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