So the Chevrolet Trailblazer is not even a year old but there’s already a facelift that’s headed to India! The new Chevrolet Trailblazer facelift made its debut in a near-production-ready guise at Bangkok International Motor Show in March. And now, the facelift is ready to go on sale in Brazil. Prices for the Chevrolet Trailblazer facelift in Brazil start from R$ 159,990 (INR 30.41 Lakhs). Official word on the new Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India launch date is yet to be out but it’s for sure that the updated SUV is coming here. So read on for more on the new Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India launch date, prices, specifications and other details.
New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India Launch Date
Test mules of the upcoming Trailblazer were caught on camera on Indian roads recently. This could mean the 2017 model will arrive in showrooms before the end of 2016. Since the Trailblazer is imported to India as a CBU, the facelift shouldn’t take too long to come to India. Also, GM India recently announced that they will be shifting their focus to popular segments including SUV/crossover segments. Hence, we do not expect much delays in the New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India Launch.
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India Launch||November 2016|
Chevrolet will kick off 2017 with the launch of the new 2017 MY Beat, Beat Activ and Essentia compact sedan. Initially, the launch of the Trailblazer was supposed to be followed by that of the Spin MPV. However, those plans have been put on hold for now.
New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 Price in India
|Variant||Estimated ex-showroom price|
|New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 LTZ Price in India||INR 27.00 lakhs|
Chevrolet will continue to sell the Trailblazer in just one trim – LTZ. The new Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 is likely to cost INR 27 lakhs (ex-showroom). GM India might consider introducing a 4×4 variant of the Trailblazer. That could cost around INR 29 lakhs. The current model retails in LTZ trim with an automatic transmission and no four wheel drive for INR 26.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India – Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||4878 x 1902 x 1847 mm|
|Kerb Weight||2068 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||265/60 R18 Alloys|
|Ground Clearance||231 mm|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2776cc, 4-cyliner turbo-diesel|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||-NA-|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed Automatic|
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control|
The 2017 MY Trailblazer will not witness too many mechanical changes. It will continue to draw power from the 2.8 L Diesel that powers the current SUV. This engine churns out 197 BHP and 500 Nm. Transmission options include a 6-speed automatic. Also, the Trailblazer for India does not get an optional four-wheel drive. The only noteworthy mechanical change will be the introduction of an electrically power assisted steering or EPAS.
New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India – Mileage
|Overall (ARAI Certified)||11.5 km/l|
The current model returns a claimed mileage of 11.5 km/l. We’re not expecting much improvement on that front with the launch of the 2017 Trailblazer. Here are some spy images of the new model Trailblazer-
These images have been taken by our ‘secret spy’ in Pune.
New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India – Rivals
The upcoming facelift will continue to rival the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour
New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India – Features
Here’s a list of some the features that will be available on the India-spec Trailblazer –
- Hill Start Assist
- Hill-Descent Control
- Touchscreen infotainment system with CD/USB/aux/Bluetooth
- Apple CarPlay support
- Android Auto Support
- Keyless Entry and Start/Stop
- 6 Airbags
- Alloy Wheels
- Cruise control
- Leather seats
- New instrument cluster with multi information display
- LED DRLs
- LED Tail lamps
New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India Images
New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India – Exterior Design
The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer gets a new face. The biggest changes here are –
- Sleeker headlamps
- New split chrome grille
- Revised front bumper
- Updated fog lamps
The tail of the SUV is identical to the current model’s rear end. It features the same wraparound rear windscreen, LED tail lamps and some chrome garnish over the number plate. The only significant change here is the addition of more prominent rear spoiler lip. The new Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 will also feature a new alloy wheel design. The other colors will include White Summit, Red Chili, Switchblade Silver and Gray Graphite. The new facelift will also introduce a fresh DNA for the brand globally.
New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India – Interior Design
New Trailblazer’s cabin features some very significant changes. The dashboard design is all new and comes wrapped in a combination of black and beige with chrome inserts. The centre console gets a new look. The circular climate control setup has been ditched in favour of a more conventional horizontal unit. The vertical AC vents now feature chrome surrounds. There is also an updated version of the MyLink touchscreen infotainment system. There is a new instrument console on offer that replaces the hooded instrument binnacle of the outgoing model. Chevrolet has carried over the steering wheel unaltered.
New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 India – Engine and Transmission
The facelift will continue to employ the same 2.8 L Duramax diesel engine as the current model. This engine churns out 197 BHP of maximum power and 500 Nm of peak torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission option will be the only one on offer, much like the current car. Chevrolet did not launch the earlier Trailblazer with an optional 4×4 system. However, they might consider introducing one with the launch of the new 2017 Trailblazer. Mileage figures should hover around the 11-12 km/l mark. International markets also get a 3.0 L V6 Petrol engine, but that one is unlikely to make it to India.
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