2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer Gets Aesthetic Upgrades and Performance Tweaks for Brazil Release
Drivers across the United States fondly recall the Chevrolet Trailblazer, speaking of it in hushed tones and dreaming of blazing trails in a fashion appropriate to its name. The Trailblazer has been out of action for nearly nine years, RIP, pour one out, but it is still going strong in various international market. Like Brazil, for example. They’re getting a new and improved 2018 Chevy Trailblazer. Read on and weep.
The foremost new addition for the 2018 Chevrolet Trailblazer is the addition of Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber (CPA) technology for models equipped with the 2.8-liter Turbo Diesel. CPA tech helps to cut noise and vibration, making for a more comfortable ride. It also provides reoptimized coupling at lower speeds for the six-speed automatic transmission, making for a smoother driving experience and better response.
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“In addition to working as a vibration filter, the CPA enables early coupling of the transmission, also improving the vehicle’s energy efficiency by up to 15%,” said Fabiola Rogano, vice president of Engineering at GM.
This also helps to improve performance in that the 2.8-liter Turbo Diesel can go from 0-100 km/h in 10.4 seconds, or 0.2 seconds faster than the outgoing Trailblazer.
Other updates include tweaking to the exterior design that are more harmonious with Chevy’s global design language. This means the “TRAILBLAZER” logo pops up on the bottom of both front doors and the left of the rear hatch. It also gets cutting-edge convenience and safety technology including a premium audio system, OnStar, MyLink, blind spot alert, frontal collision alert, and rear movement alert.
Oh, Trailblazer. Please come home. America misses you.
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