After a connected hiatus, Chevrolet is bringing aback the Blazer in the U.S. No best a body-on-frame SUV, the Blazer is now a midsize crossover that will attempt with the brand of the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano. In account of the Blazer’s return, we booty a attending aback at the acclaimed history of the nameplate.
Chevrolet started application the Blazer name in the 1969 archetypal year as allotment of a band of full-size SUVs benumbed on a barter anatomy alleged the K5 Blazer. It sported a leaf-spring abeyance and beeline axles, calmly adapted to accomplish the SUV added able off-road. Six- and eight-cylinder engines were offered, as were rear- and four-wheel-drive configurations. The second-generation archetypal accustomed for the 1973 archetypal year with a absolutely new look, a best wheelbase, and a auto advantage with a roll-up tailgate window. General Motors gave the second-generation archetypal a cardinal of powertrain changes. It switched to an aluminum alteration case and added full-time four-wheel drive on automatic-equipped models.
The third-generation Blazer was in assembly from the 1992 to 1994 archetypal years and was underpinned by the aforementioned belvedere acclimated on full-size trucks, addition the wheelbase to about the aforementioned breadth as the Suburban of that generation. A 5.7-liter V-8, commutual to a five-speed chiral or four-speed automatic, was the sole agent for best of its assembly activity but ancient abutting to its discontinuation, the third-generation Blazer was offered with a 6.5-liter turbodiesel V-8.
From the 1982 to 1994 archetypal years, a new archetypal alleged the S-10 Blazer went into assembly with abate four- and six-cylinder agent options. The beyond K5 Blazer, which by now had switched to the Suburban platform, was replaced by the Tahoe. This archetypal was accessible in two- and four-door models and additionally had a sister agent accepted as the GMC Jimmy. Like its predecessor, the S-10 Blazer rode on a barter belvedere aggregate with the S-10 pickup. It connected to allotment its basic through its additional generation, which was produced from the 1995 to 2005 archetypal years. A high-end archetypal alleged the TrailBlazer was added from the 1999 to 2001 archetypal years.
From the 2002 to 2009 archetypal years, the TrailBlazer became a standalone archetypal in the U.S. market. This time, the SUV was accessible with a best of I-6 or V-8 engines in rear- or four-wheel-drive configurations. An SS archetypal abutting the calendar for the 2006 archetypal year and was in assembly until the TrailBlazer was discontinued for the U.S. bazaar afterwards the 2009 archetypal year. The TrailBlazer name would abide until today in all-around markets, actual on a barter platform.
The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will be the aboriginal to ride on a car-based unibody belvedere and will aperture in amid the Equinox and Traverse. It will attempt with the Nissan Murano, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, and Subaru Outback. A 2.5-liter I-4 will be the abject engine, nut the RS and Premier grades will affection a 305-hp 3.6-liter V-6. Both engines will appear commutual to a GM-developed nine-speed automated transmission.
Check out the photo arcade to see how the Chevrolet Blazer has acquired over the years.
Chevrolet K5 Blazer
Chevrolet S-10 Blazer (and 1999-2001 TrailBlazer)
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