New Spy Photos Suggest Chevy May be Developing a New Blazer
Chevy dealerships across the country are abuzz with excitement over recent rumors that Chevrolet may be developing a new Blazer. While the automaker hasn’t commented to affirm the rumors, it hasn’t denied them either. And new spy photos just released online appear to confirm that Chevy is indeed working on a new crossover vehicle to slot between the Equinox and Traverse for an upcoming model year.
The photos give visual confirmation to suspicions that have long been floating around Chevy dealer lots and internet automotive forums.
The pictures show a camouflaged crossover vehicle undergoing rigorous testing to compete alongside two-row midsize crossover competitors like the Nissan Murano. The car in the photos features a low roof and a high beltline, giving the unnamed crossover a sporty, aggressive stance. A long, athletic nose and lengthy prow round out the vehicle’s edgy appearance.
Chevy experts believe that the mystery car will be outfitted with a transverse-mounted engine and will probably come with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. The close-set front wheels and long front overhang are a dead giveaway that the vehicle will likely use a version of the shortened C1XX platform utilized by the GMC Acadia. This interesting choice in platform will allow the automaker to add in a 3-row option to challenge competitors like the Nissan Rogue and the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Under the hood, drivers are likely to find the same powertrain options offered in the bestselling GMC Acadia. A 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine capable of generating 193-horsepower and a 3.6-liter V-6 engine capable of generating 310-horsepower are the two most likely options.
If you’re wondering what you can expect from these two potential powertrain options, visit a Chevy car dealership near you. The friendly staff at Ray Chevrolet is full of Chevy powertrain experts who will absolutely be able to answer your questions, provide examples of vehicles with similar powertrain configurations and even point you in the direction of some cars you might want to test drive to get an idea of what these engines can do.
Inside, the new crossover sparkles with upgrades and stylish detailing. A new MyLink touchscreen featuring a unique hexagonal frame adorns the dashboard, replacing the plain rectangular tablet design featured in current Chevy cars. The vehicle’s interior includes a range of cool little touches like that–everything from circular air vents and a fresh, new center stack appears to have been carefully designed for optimal aesthetic appeal.
This new Chevy crossover won’t debut until late 2018, but we’re confident that more information about this mysterious new car will be revealed soon. While we’re pretty sure that we’re looking at a new Blazer, we’re still waiting to get confirmation from Chevy. Don’t worry–we’ll keep you updated.