On Thursday, Chevrolet revealed an all-new (in more ways than one) Blazer, marking the return of a nostalgic nameplate and today, we can show you the mid-size crossover on video.
According to the automaker, the 2019 Blazer is aimed at rivals such as the Ford Edge, making it more of a crossover than an SUV, if you understand that distinction. One thing’s for certain though – it looks as aggressive on video as it did in those official images released during launch.
For starters, the fact that its styling heavily borrows from the upgraded 2019 Camaro helps make it one of the sportier looking crossovers in its segment. At the same time, design elements such as the floating roof line, while nice, aren’t all that original – Nissan Murano anybody?
As for the interior, according to the guys from The Fast Lane Car, who got to play with the Blazer’s 8-inch infotainment system (4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), it’s a pretty modern place to sit, especially once you take active safety into consideration, with systems like collision avoidance, lane departure warning and so on.
Of course, fans of the iconic Blazer nameplate might have trouble understanding why Chevrolet decided to bring it back for a mid-size crossover, and not for something more utilitarian (i.e. what Ford plans to do with the resurrected 2020 Bronco). Then again, a model such as this 2019 Blazer has indeed been missing from Chevy’s people-hauling lineup.
Future buyers will need to wait until 2019 in order to get their all-new Blazer, with a choice of either a 193 HP 2.5-liter four-pot or a 305 HP 3.6-liter V6. The latter can tow up to 4,500 lbs (2,040), which isn’t exactly a best-in-class rating, but it’s decent.