First Look At The 2020 Chevrolet Blazer Contains Lots Of Camouflage

It’s been almost a year since we first heard that Chevrolet is going to bring back the Blazer nameplate, and now we get to look at the first spy shots of the upcoming SUV.

The new Chevrolet Blazer will be a smaller crossover when compared to its predecessor that went out of production in 2005. How smaller? Well, Chevrolet aims to slot it between the compact Equinox and the Traverse, so expect the new Blazer to have the footprint of the Cadillac XT5.

The company made sure not to reveal any design cues of the new Blazer, judging from the spy shots. The test car is pretty much covered from head to toe, using both the classic wrap and the extra covers that appear to hide fake extensions underneath in order to keep  the Blazer’s design a secret.

Chevrolet will use the same architecture with the current GMC Acadia for the new Blazer, filling a very important gap in its range as it will have now a model to rival models like the Ford Edge and the Nissan Murano.

Weight-saving measures and a five-seat configuration only

As a result, the new Chevrolet Blazer is expected to take advantage of the same weight saving measures seen in the GMC Acadia. Recent reports suggest that Chevrolet’s upcoming SUV will be available only in a five-seat configuration.

The engine range will probably include a pair of petrol units: an entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a more powerful 310hp 3.6-liter V6. Both engines will be offered with either front- and all-wheel drive and will be paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Chevrolet is said to reveal the new Blazer at the end of this year, most likely at the LA Auto Show or at the Detroit Motor Show in January. Stay tuned!

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  • TrevP

    I didn’t know they were bringing it back, cool

    • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

      dont expect it to be same blazer as we once knew…i hope im wrong cauze it was a useful off roader back then

      • Hot Twink

        It won’t be a off-roader. The Blazer is based on a transverse front-wheel drive platform. All-wheel drive will be optional, but it will be front-wheel drive based all-wheel drive, so no transfer case and no low range gearing.

        More than likely, it will be offered with the GKN Twinster all-wheel drive system.

        Instead of a transfer case, it uses a PTO and RADM drivetrain setup to send torque to the rear wheels.

    • Hot Twink

      The Blazer is returning, but as a car-based transverse front-wheel drive crossover.

      Legendary name… not so legendary underpinnings.

      • TrevP

        Right but that’s everything. Did anyone really think think this would be even close to the underpinnings of a real SUV? Its happened to every thing smaller than a full size SUV. At least in the USA

        • Hot Twink

          Not quite. The Ford Explorer is returning to rear-wheel drive. It will ride on a unibody platform, but with a heavy-duty rear-wheel drive longitudinal powertrain (engine and transmission). As such, it will also have a traditional transfer case.

          GM could have gone this route, but didn’t, which is a shame.

          • TrevP

            Yes, its returning. On 1 vehicle. I agree it is a shame cause SUV’s used to be SUV’s and we have lost that over the years. Ford seems to realize the loss, but they seem to be the only ones.

  • pjl35

    There have been a bunch of spy shots already actually…y’all just haven’t posted them. Welcome to the party.

  • Harry Nimmergut

    So, it’s been delayed a bit. Don’t be thrown off by what appears to be a Hyundai clone with the headlights lower than the DRLs. Apparently, that’s a factor of the camo only. And it’s supposed to have more of an Equinox front-end look.

  • :/ Yurr

    The lights look cool, that’s about it right now.

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