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The blazing trailer trails on the road!

Range-topping LTZ has a reverse camera as standard. Other models receive a new dark grey interior hue, eschewing the beige of old. The central display panel now boasts an ammeter readout, an adjustable speed warning, oil life indicator and transmission fluid temperature information.

Its versatile leather interior is the picture of refinement. Coupled with dynamic dual-gauge instrument cluster and LED ice blue illumination, this new Trailblazer lets you travel in comfort, provided you not doing ‘hardcore’ off-road.

 The spacious ‘theatre style’ as figured out by GMSA, gives it the seven seater with large cabin space and gravity-tumble fold seats for more cargo space.      

But the snag, as we traversed one City to another was the stiff gear which I found too hard to change at times.

Yes, it’s a monster but the gear should also come to the party as one would have expected. AHEM…

On the contrary is the new MyLink infotainment system and the seven-inch colour screen offers a conduit to video playback, audio streaming Bluetooth and USB, as well as an array of internet-based radio channels via downloadable apps. MyLink is standard on all derivatives.

Expect six-air bags for your safety in the event you cause ‘libelous’ act and of course, the cruise control.  

Chevrolet extracted more power from their 2.5-litre and 2.8-litre Duramax diesel mills. The 2.5D LT produces 120kW and 380Nm while the 2.8D LTZ punches 144kW and 500Nm of torque.

September being tourism month, we expect more towing of boats or caravans on the Trailblazer and frolicking on beaches –by our opposite sex -countrywide as we welcome Spring season. Yippeee!

Pricing starts at R398 100 for the 2.5D LT Manual. The middle-range 2.8D LTZ 4×4 Manual goes for R489 800 while you’ll pay R516 700 for the 3.6 LTZ 4×4 Automatic.

Prices include a five-year/120 000-kilometre warranty and five-year/90 000-kilometre service plan.

Verdict:

Performane: 1-10 (8)

Diesel: 1-10 (6)

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