Kuwait – In a regional first, Chevrolet introduced the all-new Chevrolet Blazer, a sleek yet evocative crossover, to the Middle East. Born in 1969, the Blazer nameplate has spawned various models over the years continuously receiving immense acclaim from motorists across the world.
Ahmed Soudodi, Head of Brand at Chevrolet Middle East & Africa, commented: “Representing our brand’s bold new design language, the all-new Chevrolet Blazer is a modern crossover full of attitude. Boasting stunning design, supreme practicality and leading-edge technology, our all-new Blazer is poised to continue the legacy of its iconic nameplate into the future. We are confident audiences across the region will have an overwhelmingly positive response once the vehicle hits Middle East showrooms.”
Revealed in Lebanon this March 23rd 2019 on the stage of MBC’s Arabs Got Talent, the leading reality television show’s millions of viewers in the region took a first look at the new crossover. Announced as the big competition prize, this season’s final Arabs Got Talent winner will be driving home in the all-new Chevrolet Blazer.
The all-new Chevrolet Blazer’s design features are striking, echoing styling credentials borrowed from some the brand’s performance models such as the legendary Camaro.
Imposing and finished in a honeycomb pattern, the front grille is punctuated by sleek headlights that feature menacing LED design details. The aggressive front end is complemented by a toned body, which features strong lines including a prominent character line that runs along the side of the vehicle and swoops up at the rear to merge with a stylish roof spoiler. The wheel arches are pronounced and house 18-inch standard alloy wheels on base model and 20-inch on all other trims with available 21-inch designs on Premier and RS models.
The all-new Blazer also offers unrivalled utility through five-passenger seating with up to 1,818 Litre of max cargo space with second-row seats folded flat. The adjustable sliding rear seats enhance practicality further along with a Chevrolet-first cargo management system including a rail system and cargo fence.
Overall, the all-new Chevrolet Blazer is brimming with styling details that appeal to the modern-day crossover driver and occupants.
Expectedly, the all-new Blazer is packed with cutting-edge technology features making it one of the most connected and safe vehicles in its class. Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system is standard across the range and offers a more personalized, intuitive user interface on an 8-inch HD touchscreen. With functionality that mimics popular apps and smartphones, it is Chevrolet’s most advanced and seamless experience yet.
The all-new Blazer also packs active safety features that constantly work in the background to ensure safe progress. Safety features available on LT, RS and Premier trims include Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Park Assist to seamlessly aid the driver and help to keep passengers safe. RS and Premier trims also offer following distance indicator, forward collision alert, adaptive cruise control and front pedestrian braking.
The all-new Chevrolet Blazer is available with two engine choices with a standard 2.5L I-4 engine developing 193 horsepower and an available 3.6L V-6 making 305 horsepower. Both units are mated with an advanced 9-speed transmission and feature intelligent stop/start technology that seamlessly shuts down the engine when the power is not needed. All these technologies mean that the Blazer delivers a superb balance of performance and fuel efficiency.
Furthermore, Traction Select comes standard on all model variants and allows the driver to make real-time adjustments to the vehicle’s driving mode to account for varying road conditions. On AWD models, it also allows the system to be completely disconnected from the rear axle, meaning drivers can opt to have their vehicle operate in FWD when AWD capability is not necessary.
RS and Premier models offer a more sophisticated twin-clutch AWD technology that helps optimize traction for every condition. It provides excellent performance in wet conditions, while also providing enhanced stability in dry weather.