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Preview: 2022 Chevy Trailblazer

Chevrolet’s premium subcompact SUV set to blaze a trail in the Philippines anew

THE CHEVROLET Trailblazer once frolicked on Philippine roads at a time when way fewer brands challenged it and other SUVs then (think Pajero, Patrol, Land Cruiser, etc.).

Now, it is set to make a return this month in a vastly changed form — to a vastly changed market. Today, the crossover is the currency, and there are oodles of competition in this segment. Still, The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (which controls both the Chevrolet and MG brands here) surely believes there is much in the Trailblazer that will resonate with the discriminating contemporary car buyers.

The company starts off guns a-blazing (pardon the pun), as it were. “Developed from the ground up and designed to cater to Chevrolet’s global markets, the all-new Chevy Trailblazer is poised to shake up the highly competitive compact SUV segment. This SUV is built to be embraced by a forward-thinking, tech-savvy, and independent audience,” Chevrolet Philippines said in a release.

TCCCI points to a “feature-laden spec list,” highlighted by a turbocharged DOHC 1.3-liter power plant, mated to a CVT, and a “suite of safety features.” Other goodies include enhanced stability control and driver assistance systems, and an eight-inch Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The Trailblazer is said to soldier on with what the nameplate stands for, albeit in a more tech-loaded package for “current connected lifestyles.”

Continued the release, “Its head-turning appearance which is reminiscent of the Camaro, sporty stance, and flexible yet comfortable interior, all combine to create an appealing compact crossover that will exceed the expectations of even the most discerning car buyers in the Philippines.”

The new Chevy Trailblazer will be available in two variants: LT and Premier. “A five-year warranty, automatic enrollment to the 24/7 Chevrolet Roadside Assistance for three years, and immediate access to the Chevy Hotline for convenient vehicle service and ownership needs will be included in the purchase.”

“Velocity” learned from a highly placed source who requested to remain anonymous that the all-new 2022 Trailblazer will be priced at P1,488,888 for the LT and P1,618,888 for the Premier. It will come in the following colors: Abalone Pearl White, Bright Red, Dark Red/Velvet, blue, gray, silver, and black. — Kap Maceda Aguila