The all-new 2013 Chevy Trailblazer officially debuted today at the 33rd Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand. First previewed in concept form at last year’s Dubai International Motor Show, the Trailblazer will go on sale around the world, beginning with Thailand in June.
The 2013 Trailblazer is based on GM’s new global body-on-frame midsize truck architecture that is also the basis of the Chevy Colorado pickup. It’s available in two- and four-wheel-drive configurations and power comes from GM’s new four-cylinder 2.5L (150-hp) and 2.8L (180-hp) Duramax turbo-diesel engines. Buyers can choose between either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
Inside the 2013 Trailblazer has three rows of seats that seats up to seven passengers.
Martin Apfel, president, GM Southeast Asia and Chevrolet Sales Thailand, said the introduction of the new Trailblazer, which will be built at GM Thailand’s manufacturing facility in Rayong, will boost Chevrolet’s presence in the world’s fast-growing SUV markets.
“True to its name, the Trailblazer will blaze the trail for new Chevrolet vehicles coming into the market. It has been built tough to offer Chevrolet customers everything they need from a heavy-duty SUV,” he said.
Unfortunately GM has no plans to sell the 2013 Trailblazer in the U.S.