Chevrolet Trailblazer spotted testing in India with heavy camouflage
Chevrolet India has been struggling to sell its vehicles in the country with increased competition in the Indian auto sector. It`s high time the American automobile manufacturer pulls up its socks to get its act together. With the demand for SUV`s and Utility vehicles growing in the country, Chevy seems to be keen on launching newer models in this segment. The first model to be launched by the company this year would be the Trailblazer SUV followed by the Spin MPV next year.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer has been spotted a few times testing on Indian soil. This time around the SUV was spotted in Hyderabad with heavy camouflage by a reader of MotorBash. From the spy shots it’s quite evident that the SUV has a high stance with good ground clearance. A peek inside the cabin shows that the high-set steering wheel will provide a commanding view for the driver.
The model seen in the spy images could be the Top Spec trim as it is seen with alloy wheels; but the shocking part is that the design of the alloys is quite basic considering the fact that the Trailblazer will fit into the premium SUV category costing upwards of Rs 25 lakh.
We`re not sure about how Chevrolet will position the Trailblazer in its line-up as the Captiva sells in India priced between Rs 25 -30 Lakhs while the 2015 edition was recently launched. The Captiva hasn’t has a good outing in the Indian market due to its high pricing and lack of features.
The Captiva is powered by a 2.2 litre diesel motor, but the Chevy Trailblazer will get a bigger and more powerful 2.8 litre oil burner which bangs out 196 PS and 500Nm of torque (automatic) and 440Nm (manual). These are the power and torque figures which the SUV gets in the international markets and we expect these numbers to be retained for the Indian spec.
Till date the Fortuner has dominated the SUV market in India with no worthy competitor in sight. Will this dominance end with the launch of the Trailblazer, only time will tell?