Chev blazes the trail with new SUV
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CHEVROLET has come out swinging in the seven-seater SUV market once again, with a revised Trailblazer line-up that represents even better value for money and gives buyers more options in terms of drivetrains and specification.
The 2017 model year range now comprises five manual and automatic versions of the rear-wheel-drive 2.5-litre LT, rear and four-wheel-drive auto and manual versions of the 2.8 LTZ and a new flagship in the shape of the Z71, which is based on the LTZ 4×4. The price band is from R464 000 to R623 200 for the Z71, which pays homage to Chevrolet’s rich ‘Zee’ car performance heritage.
“The new Trailblazer brings together superior levels of refinement, styling, comfort and technology with class-leading performance and drivability to meet the versatile needs of increasingly discerning customers,” said Brian Olson, vice president vehicles sales, service and marketing General Motors Sub-Saharan Africa.
New 2.5-litre LT model fitted with six-speed automatic transmission. Upgraded Duramax engine for this auto model rated at a class-leading 132kW and 440Nm.
Improved management of noise, vibration harshness reduces cabin noise by more than half (four decibels).
Driver aids such as lane departure warning and blind spot alert for LTZ trim level models.
Bolder nose with new bonnet and headlights and redesigned lower valance, while retaining the distinctive horizontal bar separating the updated upper and lower grilles.
Next generation MyLink 2.0 multimedia interface, fully compatible with both Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
Daytime running lights (LED on the LTZ) for heightened visibility.
New LTZ Z71 flagship gets ‘blacked-out’ wheels, door handles and mirrors along with a unique decal treatment for a distinctive visual persona.
– CAJ News
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