After its successful regional launch (our First Drive story here) in Cebu last month, the New 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer is now officially made available in the country through Chevrolet Philippines – The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet vehicles and parts in the Philippines.
The New 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer midsize SUV brings together superior levels of refinement, styling, comfort and technology with class-leading performance and drivability to meet the versatile demands of increasingly discerning drivers.
The New 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer boasts of a refined exterior and newly designed dashboard, but still maintains its powerful performance on the road. The Euro 4-compliant 2.8L Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine offers better performance, improved fuel economy and lower emissions. With its Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT), the 2.8-liter variants produce best-in-class 200 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The engine line’s 2.5-liter variant, on the other hand, yields 163 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque.
Complementing the improved engine is a tougher, more rigid chassis and fully boxed frame, which are designed to improve ride stability and drive comfort through unparalleled driver control.
The new Trailblazer features Electric Power Steering (EPS) that makes steering effort lighter in the city and at parking speeds. This is achieved by reducing power assist proportionately as speed builds, hence, the driver gets a properly weighted steering feel at highway speeds. Over long distances, this technology makes up the track gradient and reduces judder generated by the imbalance of the wheels.
Its cruise, radio and phone controls are embedded in its jet black, leather-wrapped steering wheel, ensuring that safety and entertainment are always within reach.
To ensure the ride is as quiet as it is refined, the Trailblazer benefits from a new wind noise package that was developed with newly redesigned door, window and windshield seals; front door glass that is 10 percent thicker; and a new aerodynamic headlamp design. As a result, the new Trailblazer is 8 percent quieter on the road than its predecessor.
On the outside, the New 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer has more angular lines that exude refined toughness, while retaining its strong proportions that underlines its go-anywhere capability. Its dual-port front grille, bumper and lamps that now come with daytime running lights, give the midsize SUV its sophisticated exterior.
It also sports its signature goldenrod bowtie that represents Chevrolet’s strong reputation of being a global leader in the highly competitive SUV segment.
The top-of-the-line Trailblazer Z71 variant sits on a set of 18-inch gunmetal wheels that add to the vehicle’s sturdy, good looks.
The New 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer is available in 7 exterior paint options: Pull Me Over Red, Summit White, Satin Steel Grey, Black Meet Kettle, Mountain Blue, Auburn Brown, and Switchblade Silver.
Inside, the New 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer boasts a freshly designed dashboard and front console with a modern upmarket feel, enhanced by soft-touch materials and contrast stitching. The full seven-seater’s “theater-style seating” allows second- and third-row occupants a better all-around view. It offers generous interior space with flexible seating configurations to accommodate various cargo-loading requirements.
The new Trailblazer is fitted with new technologies that allow driver or passengers to project a simplified version of their smartphone screen onto the car’s touchscreen. The Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment System has a wide, 8-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and is compatible with multiple smartphone OS, making connections easier wherever you are on the road. Complemented by Siri Eyes Free and voice recognition software, making calls, navigating maps and browsing through music are made easier through verbal commands – ensuring your hands never have to leave the steering wheel.
As safety and convenience for the family remain Chevrolet’s number one priority, the new Trailblazer comes with a host of active and passive safety features that include Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Panic Brake Assist (PBA), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Hill Start Assist (HAS), Anti-Rolling Protection and Trailer Sway Control. Front airbags for the driver and passenger are also present.
The Z71 variant also comes with other technological and safety features including Forward Collision Alert, Front and Rear Parking Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. It also features Remote Engine Start that, using the key fob, the engine can be started, allowing the cabin to be cooled sufficiently before the family enters the vehicle.
The New 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer comes with a special 5-year warranty coverage: 3-year bumper to bumper warranty plus a 2-year warranty on the Power Train or 100,000 kilometer, whichever comes first. Chevrolet owners are automatically enrolled in the 24/7 Chevrolet Emergency Roadside Support for 3 years, with an option to renew on the 4th year of ownership.
Test drive the New 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer by visiting any authorized Chevrolet dealership nationwide or by dropping by the following Chevrolet #PowerDriven Motorama:
- October 6-12: SM Megamall
- October 7-9: Solenad
- October 9-13: Robinsons Metro East
- October 17-23: SM Southmall
- October 20-26: SM Megamall
- October 20-November 2: SM Mall of Asia
- November 5-11: SM Sta. Rosa
- November 14-27: SM Rosario
- November 21-24: SM Calamba
- November 28-December 1: SM Calamba
- December 5-11: SM Fairview
- 2.5 Liter 4 Cylinder DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speed LT MT: P 1,378,888.00
- 2.8 Liter 4 Cylinder DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speet LT AT: P 1,509,888.00
- 2.8 Liter 4 Cylinder DOHC, 4x4 DSL, 6-Speed Z71 AT: P 1,881,888.00