General Motors India appears to be planning to launch the facelifted avatar of the Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV in the country soon. The company has imported a unit of the model for research and development purposes, hinting at the arrival of the new Chevrolet Trailblazer in India.
According to Zauba, which tracks the record of India's import and export data, Chevrolet has imported one unit of Trailblazer 2017 from Thailand. The imported unit is the LTZ variant of the Chevrolet Trailblazer facelift. The New Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017, which was unveiled earlier this year, is expected to be launched in the country during the festive season of this year.
In the facelifted avatar, the Trailblazer gets an all new face with new bonnet, new headlamps with LED daytime running lights and new front-grille. The new Trailblazer looks sportier in design. At the rear, the tail lamps get new inserts while the bumper has also been tweaked slightly. While the side profile of the SUV remains untouched, the cabin gets quite a makeover. It now features the updated instrument cluster, an 8-inch MyLink infotainment system and support for Apple CarPlay and new dashboard.
At the heart, the SUV is likely to remain untouched and is expected to continue with the 2.8-litre Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that develops 197bhp of power at 3,600rpm and 500Nm of torque at 2,000rpm mated to six-speed automatic transmission.
General Motors, the U.S. auto major, is planning to invest Rs. 6,400 crore in India to expand its reach in the Indian market and will also launch 10 new models in the next five years. The company is currently testing its Spin MPV, Beat Essentia compact sedan and Beat Activ in India and is expected to launch them officially in 2017-2018.