The Trailblazer, one of Chevy’s best-selling SUV’s in another lifetime, is coming back. There will be a 2013 Trailblazer, confirmed by General Motors. The teaser image you see is proof of that, though you can’t really see much. The all new Trailblazer will be built on top of the next generation Chevy Colorado platform. GM plans to unveil this all-new SUV in Dubai on November 10, 2011.
There’s no clear word at this point on whether we’ll see the new Trailblazer here in the US. All GM is saying at this point is that it will be available “in global markets” starting with Taiwain, in early 2012.
Where does the Trailblazer fit in?
From a purely technical standpoint, there is a midsize hole in Chevy’s SUV offerings. They have the Tahoe for full-size buyers, and the Suburban for ginormous-size buyers. The Trailblazer would slot in below the Tahoe… though I’m not sure there’s enough of a market here. A true midsize CUV would likely be a better fit given today’s market. Does the world need yet another midsize body-on-frame people hauler?