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Classic Nameplate, New Design: Here’s Your First Look at the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Crossover

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer
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Chevrolet has finally unveiled the 2019 Blazer, reviving the classic SUV nameplate for a strikingly designed new crossover that will slot between the Equinox and the Traverse.

“The Blazer has attitude,” said John Cafaro, executive director of Global Chevrolet Design. “It looks commanding on the road, while fulfilling the promise of versatility at the heart of every Chevy crossover and SUV.”

Each of the Blazer’s trim levels will include common design features like a wide stance, high beltline, athletic exterior sculpting, distinctive lighting, and a prominent grille. However, each model will also offer unique styling both inside and out, like blacked-out elements for the sporty RS trim and chrome for the top-line Premier trim.

Under the hood, the 2019 Blazer offers a standard 2.5-liter inline-four engine that can achieve 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. An available 3.6-liter V6 engine puts out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque and allows the Blazer to tow up to 4,500 pounds. Both engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS

The 2019 Blazer will feature standard Traction Select to improve handling in a variety of road conditions. The RS and Premier trims will feature advanced twin-clutch AWD technology that enhances handling even more.

Inside, the 2019 Blazer can seat five people. With the second-row seats down, there’s 64.2 cubic feet of cargo space. The RS and Premier trims also include a standard hands-free power liftgate and a Chevy-first cargo management system with a cargo fence and rail system.

The 2019 Blazer comes with an array of features that provide connectivity and convenience, including a standard Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with an 8-inch color touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability. Other features include available wireless charging, available heated seats and steering wheel, available Hitch Guidance and Hitch View technology for easier towing hookups, and an electronic-locking glove box.

The new Blazer is expected to show up at Chevy dealerships sometime in early 2019.

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