Thailand seems to be getting the latest car launches ahead of anywhere else in this region. Already, the new Suzuki Swift and the new Mitsubishi Mirage were launched there following the more investor friendly Thai Eco-Car policy. That’s another story for another time. Coming back to the Chevrolet Trailblazer, there are 2 turbo-diesel engine choices are available – 2.5 litre and 2.8 litre and it will be available in 2 or 4 wheel drive configurations.
The Trailblazer will have a choice of 2 drive-trains - 5 speed manual transmission and 6 speed automatic. Based on the Colorado, the Trailblazer features several safety features such as Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Traction Control, Dynamic Rear Brake Proportioning (first use of Rear Drive Brake in the market), Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Panic Brake Assist, Engine Drag Control, Hill Descent Control, Driver and Occupant Air Bag Protection.
Built at Rayong, Thailand, the Trailblazer is targeted to be exported to South East Asian countries in the second half of 2012. Watch out Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport!