Seven-Seat Chevrolet Blazer Teased, Debuts In China Next Week

The Chevrolet Blazer lineup is growing as the company has announced plans to introduce a seven-seat variant in China next week.

Set to debut at the 2019 Chevrolet Gala Night, the seven-seat crossover has been designed to “cater to the needs and preferences of Chinese families.” The company is keeping details under wraps, but confirmed the model will be offered in RS and Redline trims.

While Chevrolet is staying tight-lipped, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology posted pictures of the crossover last month. It’s largely identical to the standard model, but features a longer rear end and bigger third quarter windows.

Also Read: Chevrolet Blazer XL Outed In China, Will Be Available In Both Five- And Seven-Seat Configurations

The crossover will reportedly be 5.4 inches (137 mm) longer, 0.2 inches (5 mm) wider and 1.3 inches (34 mm) taller than the standard Blazer. Since the wheelbase remains unchanged at 112.7 inches (2,863 mm), the extra length has been tacked onto the rear end.

Details will be announced shortly, but reports have suggested the Chinese-spec model will be front-wheel drive and powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 227 hp (169 kW / 230 PS).

There have been conflicting reports about whether or not the seven-seat Blazer will be offered in other markets. However, the seven-seater could be a tough sell in the United States as the five-seat variant starts at $28,800. Customers who need more room can upgrade to the larger Traverse which costs $1,000 more. This isn’t an issue in China where the largest Chevrolet crossover is the Equinox.

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  • Bash

    I must say that -to me- this longer version has a better proportions than the one we got.

  • ejd1984

    We call it the Chevrolet Traverse
    *Same C1XX platform

    • Except it’s not a traverse. GM doesn’t know or doesn’t care about streamlining anything. It’s ridiculous that the drive selectors in the traverse and Acadia are different. I’m sure not many people would even notice, so why make two separate parts?? It’s all GM!
      The level of waste and mismanagement should be embarrassing.

      • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ??

        Who cares about a drive selector? Lol. Total different brands even if some of the vehicles or all are badge engineering.

  • Paul

    I think it actually helps the looks of it. Too bad it would compete with the Traverse in the US ’cause I actually like it over the 5 passenger model.

  • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ??

    If it debut in the states I can only imagine how overpriced it will be because at this moment, GM is asking for $50k for a two-row seater, which is about $8k overpriced.

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