Courtesy of General Motors, we put the newly introduced Chevrolet Trailblazer Z71 4X4 automatic to test by driving all the way from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal. The car is a very attractive proposition in the SUV segment and reaffirms its great value with more surprise and delight features than its rivals.
It is well suited to both the urban commute as well as long cross country family adventures. It has all the comfort and convenience features expected from a luxury SUV. The journey was painless with all the comfort and convenience features expected from a luxury SUV including no fewer than five points for charging devices and eight cup holders.
The car comes equipped with many innovative technologies, advanced active safety features, improved noise, vibration and harshness, as well as improved ride and handling, designed to keep you on track, wherever your passions take you.
Interior: I was very impressed with the inviting interior that features leather seats with accent stitching, a fresh new centre stack and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat. The second and third row folds flat, offering an ideal combination of space distribution, adaptability and comfort.
What I found cool was the remote start with a simple push of a button on your key fob. When the car starts remotely, the doors remain locked and climate controls activate to their previous setting.
The 7-inch colour touch-screen display allows you to handle calls, play music and access contacts from your compatible smart device.
Exterior: The new Chevrolet Trailblazer echoes the styling cues that distinguish Chevrolet from everything else on the road – from its signature dual-port bold grille to a refreshed front and bold new headlamp, as well as iconic hood design. It has an unmistakable presence that intrigues from every angle. The new LED headlamp design anchors safety and attention with sleek contours that complement its tough muscular frame.
Performance: I can boldly say that we dominated the N3 with fluid and responsive power with the 2.8L diesel engine that delivers 144 kW of power, 500 Nm of torque. The 6-speed automatic transmission of the Trailblazer is very smooth and the electric power steering played the part by allowing us to manoeuvre with less effort.
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