Chevrolet Teases 2017 Trailblazer Facelift With Premier Study

Take out the Chevy Trailblazer Premiere study’s 22-inch wheels and its fancy interior upholstery and décor, and what you’re left with is the facelifted version of the Colorado-based SUV that will be introduced within the next year.

The Premiere had its world debut alongside the Colorado Xtreme study – itself previewing the mid-cycle update for the international edition of Chevy’s Colorado pickup truck, at the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show on Tuesday.

Chevy says it wanted to give the Trailblazer Premiere a more upmarket design and premium appointments, all while maintaining the durable body-on-frame SUV’s rugged off-road abilities.

“The brief was simple,” GM International Vice President of Design Michael Simcoe explained. “We wanted to dial up the refinement to make sure the vehicle would be as luxurious as it would be capable. Like every Chevrolet, the vehicle has head-turning good looks with striking Chevy DNA and global appeal. This show car is a result of strong collaboration to ensure we understood the demands of each market. Our research told us that our customers, particularly in the Thai market, appreciate luxury, upmarket finishes and sophisticated detail. Therefore, our focus was on ensuring we enriched the driver and passenger experience.”

Compared to the existing Trailblazer, which is also sold as the Holden Colorado 7, the Premiere study introduces an edgier face, with new headlamp, bumper and hood designs, additional chrome trimmings on the sides, and a revised set of real light fixtures, which may not sound much at first, but together with the large wheels, manage to freshen up the Chevy SUV’s looks.

Inside, the Trailblazer Premier shares the same redesigned dashboard with the Colorado Xtreme, sans the auxiliary gauges above the center console, but with a more premium selection of materials for the seats, door panels and trimmings.

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  • Merc1

    The SUV is gorgeous. WOW. Didn’t see that coming from GM. Rugged, funky looking. The interior is GM-unfortunate though.


  • bobee brown

    Equinox meets Tahoe = Not a good looking SUV… Almost QX 80 ish in styling

  • Kash

    GM needs to bring this thing to the market and give the 4Runner something to play with.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Much smaller than a 4runner but it will fill a gap that is currently not occupied. the 4runner has grown in price tremendously. This will battle well with the Korean cousins.

      • ME

        I agree and the Cherokee.

  • Impressed

    I remember being “upgraded” to a Trailblazer (first gen) Rental car… a lot better than I expected. This new one looks good.

  • Zandit75

    It’s certainly a better looking front than the current model(We call it the Colorado 7 here in Oz) but they have not done enough to the back, and that interior is horrid.
    That weird looking rear side window needs a make over as well, but that won’t change on a minor facelift like this.

  • Toronado_II

    Will be places between Equinox and Traverse ?

    • Liam Paul

      not in the states it wont but it should would be a much welcome REAL SUV vs all these station wagon CUV’s

  • Liam Paul

    I wish this was sold in the united states at least as a GMC

  • Tumbi Mtika

    The wheels are fucking hideous.

  • jtothada

    not impressed…..I’ll much rather a sorento

    • Six Thousand Times

      The Sorrento is a CUV so less rugged but bigger and comfier. Yes, likely a better American choice.

  • Utkarsha Mohan

    Headlamps look as if lifted from Mahindra XUV 5OO

    • dumblikeyou2

      “Headlamps look as if lifted from Mahindra XUV 5OO”……..said no one

    • roy

      the headlamps looks like…. OTHER HEADLAMPS

  • Six Thousand Times

    It would not make a ton of sense in the States where the comforts of a CUV ride and handling surpass hard-core ruggedness but I’d have one of these (used and a few years old) as my snow car.

  • dumblikeyou2

    I always wondered if they were going to offer a real mid-sized truck-based SUV where the Jimmy/Blazer left off, and now since they downsized the new Acadia a bit, it could slot in laterally within their lineup.

  • MarkoS

    Lets hope a USA version would be more Butch.

    • ChangeThis

      As in aggressively lesbian?

      • Liam Paul

        I am sure there is no United states version of this truck , sad but true !

  • TheHake

    Wow! This looks GREAT! TONS better than the ugly Fortuner! Will be nice to see a head-to-head with the new Everest.

  • fabri99

    Eh… I only like the front end. The whole shape of it is weird and the rear looks melted. It’s not bad, but not even staggering.

  • trentbg

    Halogen headlights, what is that 1987?

  • Hsan

    It’s Premier, not Premiere.

  • Popeye Americannews

    Not as stylish and eye-catching as the new Colorado. Can’t figure out how Chevrolet always fks up cars like the old Trailblazer and the Traverse and the Equinoxes. The Acadias are great looking, but everything else but the Colorado and Canyon sucks.