First introduced in 1999, the Chevy Trailblazer was originally nothing more than an upscale trim level for the Chevy Blazer. Then, in 2002, at the height of our free-spending, 0% financing and cheap gas days, it was upgraded to its very own platform. Seven years later, it was thought that in a world of four-buck-a-gallon gas, it was discontinued, and we thought it would never live again. We were all wrong. Because now GM's bringing it back.
Chris Perry, Chevy's Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy, just confirmed to a group of assembled journalists that the Trailblazer is back — and unlike milquetoast mom-UVs like the new Ford Explorer, it'll be a real, live truck-UV. GM plans on building the Trailblazer off their new Colorado mid-size pickup and they'll unveil it later this year at the Dubai Motor Show.
Although Chevy officials have been cagey about more details, given the Colorado's coming stateside, it would seem to make sense this'll be hitting our shores as well.
All we're hoping is that GM plans on bringing back an SS version as well. Viva los 90s!
GM's even helpfully provided a teaser shot of the new Trailblazer. Looks vaguely crossover-y to me. What say you?