Chevy Trailblazer

First Drive: The Chevrolet Trailblazer goes under the knife for 2014

Chevy Trailblazer“The newly upgraded Chevrolet Trailblazer now has new interior colours and updated specs to enhance the luxury feel, an updated engine line-up brings diesels to the range and the MyLink infotainment system is now standard on all models.

The Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV has come under the knife for 2014, with all five existing models receiving minor cosmetic and more substantial specification enhancements. The Trailblazer has forged a solid reputation in South Africa since launch in 2012, with versatility, off-road ability and on-road stability strengthening the nameplate in the demanding South African SUV market.

All LTZ derivatives now feature a reversing camera as standard. All models also benefit from changes on the inside, with a new Dark Ash Grey interior colour scheme available as an option along with front side airbags mounted in the seats.

The updated Chevrolet Trailblazer also features a new, multi-information central LCD display panel which features the usual trip computer readouts as well as two new menus for additional vehicle particulars. The vehicle information display imparts critical information such as battery voltage, an adjustable speed warning, transmission fluid temperature (particularly important for off-roading), engine hours and an oil life indicator. The additional economy gauges include an instantaneous throttle position indicator which indicates when economical driving is being achieved, as well as a historical fuel economy graph which shows fuel consumption history for the last 50 km. Both these features are geared to encourage more economical driving habits.”

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