Chevrolet Sales Thailand (Chevrolet) has launched the new Trailblazer SUV, which comes with a new and more powerful Duramax engine, Chevrolet's MyLink in-car infotainment system and a new six-speed manual transmission. Improvements on the new Trailblazer will place the SUV further ahead of its rivals.
The Trailblazer is popular amongst the urban populace, particularly those who like driving long distances and travel up-country during weekends and holidays. In addition to Bangkok and the central regions, the Trailblazer has also done well in the eastern and western provinces.
- Second-generation MY14 Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine
- 2.8-liter variant has 147 kW (200 hp) of power at 3600 rpm and 500 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, making the Trailblazer one of the most powerful in its class
- Torque output is equivalent to 178 Nm-per-liter, improving the Trailblazer's acceleration, straight-line performance, and the vehicle's towing and payload capacity
- Output for the 2.5L variant has also increased to 120 kW (163 hp) at 3600 rpm. It now produces 380 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm
- New engine is built stronger to handle increased outputs and loads, with redesigned elements to enhance durability and improve overall build quality
- High-pressure common-rail system capable of up to 2,000 bar (29,000 PSI)
- Water-cooling to the variable-geometry turbocharger (2.8L) to enhance turbine and engine life
- Electrical EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve with larger cooler
- Plastic intake manifold and lighter cylinder head material for lower overall weight
- Optimized intake and exhaust manifolds to improve intake and exhaust flow
- Larger exhaust port and water passage to enhance cooling efficiency
- Balancer shaft to reduce noise, vibration and harshness and enhance refinement
- New engine control module, with newly-developed software by GM engineering for quicker response and added accuracy to keep the engine operating in peak form
- Both the 2.5- and 2.8-liter variants are Euro-4 compliant and can be upgraded to meet Euro-5, -6 and US emission standards if necessary
- New six-speed transmission for manual transmission variants, featuring retuned ratios to take advantage of the new Duramax's characteristics, and provide the best performance and fuel economy
- Four-wheel-drive versions have two-speed electronically actuated part-time transfer case with 2-High (rear-wheel-drive only), 4-High, 4-Low (with a ratio of 2.62) and Neutral positions
- The transfer case can be shifted on-the-fly (without stopping the vehicle, from 2H to 4H only) and is designed for smoother and quieter transitions.
- Top speed - 180 km/h for both variants. The Trailblazer 2.8L accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 10.6 seconds, while the 2.5L variant achieves it in 11.7 seconds.
- Fuel economy - the 2.5L (manual transmission) variant is capable of 7.8L/100km, while the 2.8L (automatic transmission) variant can achieve 9.4L/100km.
LTZ1 with MyLink - DVD, GPS Navigation & rear view Camera
- Nine speakers with seven-inch touch-screen
- Built-in satellite navigation system
- Touch-screen displays video feed when reverse camera (LTZ1) is in use
- Integrated CD player
- No smartphone connectivity
LTZ with MyLink & smartphone connectivity
- Smartphone connectivity with pictures, videos and streaming audio capabilities
- Once connected, options such as Audio, Pictures and Movies, Telephone, Smartphone Link and Settings are projected onto the Trailblazer's touch screen
- Users can access personal playlists and make hands-free voice calls, amongst other functions.
- Launched with TuneIn Internet Radio and Stitcher Smart Radio. These apps allow for high degree of personalization, with access to a collection of 70,000 stations worldwide. The apps will also update the user's favorite stations with the most current and up-to-date contents
Upgraded Information Display
- upgraded on the new Trailblazer is the Information display in the instrument cluster.
- The new Eco Index page provides feedback to the driver with a relative value of how fuel efficiently they are driving.
- When the driver drives economically, a leaf is shown at Eco Index Page.
- Another addition is the statistic page, which displays the average fuel consumption of the last 50 kilometers and helps the driver evaluate his driving behavior.
- These features help the driver become more fuel economical
- Full seven-seater SUV - Leading interior space and intuitive three-row tumble and fold-flat seating
- 'Theatre-style seating’ allow second- and third-row occupants a better all-round view
- 32 storage compartments are located throughout the interior, including a covered center bin and a large dual glovebox
- Additional lines of display in the driver's Display Information Cluster
- Body-on-frame architecture with nine chassis cross members for increased rigidity, toughness and durability
- Four coil springs with a multi-link rear suspension system, a setup found only in more upmarket, premium SUVs
- Suspension provides a combination of best-in-class ride and passenger car-like handling dynamics on the road, and greater suspension articulation in off-road conditions, while making it more comfortable
- Four disc brakes provide impressive stopping distances
- Four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) also features Dynamic Rear Brake Proportioning, which ensures optimum braking force at both axles for maximum stability under heavy braking.
- Traction Control System (TCS) is integrated with the all-speed, four-channel ABS system and combines engine torque and brake control to regulate wheel spin at all driving speeds for maximum control in all conditions
- Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) increases braking pressure when the driver stamps hard on the brake pedal
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) regulates braking pressure front-to-rear to optimize stopping distances and control under all load conditions
- Panic Brake Assist (PBA) senses emergency braking and boosts braking power as needed. Under certain conditions, it may activate the ABS more quickly, potentially reducing overall stopping distance
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC; or StabiliTrak), in conjunction with TCS, ESC continually adjusts to the driving situation, avoiding negative effects on the dynamics as much as possible. Sensors around the vehicle detect movement and steering angle and modulates brakes, power – or both – to help the driver stay in control
- Engine Drag Control prevents the driven wheels from slipping due to the braking effect of the engine on slippery surfaces when the driver suddenly takes the foot off the accelerator or rapidly shifts down a gear
- Cornering Brake Control (CBC) individually modulates brake pressure between all four wheels to maintain stability, if the brakes are depressed in the middle of a corner
- Hydraulic Brake Fade Assist (HBFA) automatically raises braking pressure to compensate for brake fade under repeated applications of heavy braking
- Hill Descent Control (HDC) allows a smooth and controlled hill descent in rough terrain without the driver needing to touch the brake pedal
- Hill Start Assist (HSA) prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards when trying to pull away on an uphill gradient. The system engages automatically when a gradient of three-percent or more is detected, and acts to hold the vehicle stationary for two seconds after the brake is released to give the driver time to apply throttle