Chevrolet has announced the all-new 2013 Trailblazer, which will make its official debut at the 33rd Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand. First previewed in concept form at last year's Dubai International Motor Show in the Middle East, the Trailblazer will go on sale around the world, beginning with Thailand in June.

The new Trailblazer is based on Colorado and features new rough styling and body-on-frame construction offering nice riding quality as well as good off-road skills.

The interior features leading interior space and intuitive three-row tumble and fold-flat seating, representing Chevrolet's most significant play in the competitive body-on-frame midsize SUV segment.

The engine range includes two diesel units – a 2.5 liter with 150PS (110 kW) and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) and a 2.8 liter developing 180PS (132 kW) and 470Nm (346 lb-ft). Both are mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic as an option. The new Trailblazer comes out with only two-wheel-drive, but AWD is available as an option.

2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer

"True to its name, the Trailblazer will blaze the trail for new Chevrolet vehicles coming into the market. It has been built tough to offer Chevrolet customers everything they need from a heavy-duty SUV," , commented Martin Apfel, president, GM Southeast Asia and Chevrolet Sales Thailand.

The Trailblazer range boasts an impressive array of active and passive safety features, including:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • Traction Control
  • Dynamic Rear Brake Proportioning (first use of Rear Drive Brake in the market)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Panic Brake Assist
  • Engine Drag Control
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Driver and Occupant Air Bag Protection

Pricing, full specifications and features will be released shortly, so stay tuned.

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Source: GM