After killing off the previous Chevrolet Trailblazer back in 2009, General Motors continues to sell a new-for-2013 version of its midsize, body-on-frame SUV in foreign markets including Thailand and Brazil. Using an unnamed source, Edmunds is reporting that GM is looking at bringing this second-generation Trailblazer to the US, although an official statement from the automaker suggests otherwise, a stance that echoes what the company said when it revealed the truck back in 2012.

The article states that the current Trailblazer could go on sale here as early as next year, retaining its seven-passenger, rear-wheel-drive layout, but a Chevrolet spokesperson quoted in the story maintains that there are "no plans" to add another utility vehicle. If added to the lineup, the Trailblazer would give Chevy five crossovers and SUVs. One aspect that could make it an easier decision for GM is the fact that the Trailblazer is built on the same platform as the next-gen Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups, models that will be built in the US. Only time will tell if GM plans to bring its global Trailblazer to our market, but with as many car-based CUVs as there are these days, the idea of another rugged SUV sounds good to us.


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      gregmlr
      • 1 Year Ago
      This would have been high on my list of cars to consider when purchasing a new car in May, but I think GM should drop "Trail" from the name and revive the old "Blazer".
      Karl G.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would possibly consider trading in our new Equinox, which we love, if we could get one of these, especially with the diesel options. Having said that, I don't see it being likely.
      hadskeath
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had held out for a while thinking they might do this. But I couldn't wait any longer for a 4 wd SUV with towing capability to replace our 06 Trailblazer. Bought a Durango and love it.
      Michael Powers
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope GM brings back the TrailBlazer, it would be nice if GM had a small diesel engine to throw under the hood along with their 3.6. I agree with Allaround, bring the vehicle pictured and it would sell. GM needs to do this before Toyota or Nissan start offering a diesel in their Pathfinders and 4Runners.
      Allaround
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bring the vehicle in the photos to the US and I WILL buy it!!
      Eduardo Maal
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks fantastic! Why wouldn't it take this to the US?
      dadslife83
      • 1 Year Ago
      With the way the design teams on other imports are going, this looks half way decent. It's busy in some places, which needs work, but good enough for someone who has soured on GM products to like. If only they would price it without getting max profits on half-ass product runs. Since I have put the cart in front of the horse here, I'll reserve my final analysis until the mini pickups are out on the road.
      LOLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      i like it
      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm a Ford guy but I love this thing. Looks amazing and so much better proportioned as an SUV than a small truck. Small trucks have the problem most trucks do. Their designs run out of steam past the cab. Mainly because there's not much you can do with a bed to make it look as "tough" as the front end invariably does. The Colorado has a really tough front and wimpy looking box which makes it sorta look like a bodybuilding paraplegic. All the mass is up front. With this body style the mass is better distributed and frankly looks great. Maybe if they brought it and it sold Ford would do a proper Bronco to compete. A more offroad focused SUV in Ford's stable would be sweet. I just don't think the demand is there. The Explorer, which is nice, will likely outsell this by the boatloads.
      3Pedal
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jeep called. They want some of your designers.
        Muttons
        • 1 Year Ago
        @3Pedal
        They likely already have some of them. Designers move around this industry quite a bit. And all the studios are pretty international. Makes me laugh when people deride a car because it was designed by "Americans". Half the studios are people'd with international talent.
      bubba_roe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks very Japanese.
      Unni
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks not good, They should use the Hummer designs ( like H3 ) than wasting them. .
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