2019 Chevrolet Blazer: GMC Acadia based SUV to revive classic name

The Chevrolet Blazer will return for the 2019 model year, but it won’t tough body on frame offroader. Instead it will be based on the GMC Acadia.

While the first two generations of the Blazer were based on the S-10 midsize pickup, the new Blazer will use the unibody platform of the GMC Acadia.

The two SUVs will share the same architecture, and engine choices (a 2.5-liter I4 and a 3.6-liter V6), but will have unique interior and exteriors. The Blazer may also be offered with a third row of seats.

For its second generation the GMC Acadia was shrunk down, and is now smaller than the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave that used to be its brothers. The new Blazer will fit between the now smaller Equinox and the eight seat Traverse.

The new Blazer was seen testing alongside the Nissan Murano.

Source: Automotive News

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