For the 2014 model year, all Trailblazer models feature a new Dark Ash Grey interior colour scheme available along with front side airbags mounted in the seats. There is also 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 shows information such as battery voltage, an adjustable speed warning, transmission fluid temperature, engine hours and an oil life indicator.
The MyLink infotainment system which is available as standard, comes with a large 7-inch touch screen display, video and picture playback, full audio format support linked to six speakers, USB and aux integration, as well as Bluetooth for hands-free cellphone use and audio streaming. LTZ derivatives will also now feature a reversing camera as standard.
Safety features across the range still include ABS with EBD, PBA (Panic Brake Assist), HBFA (Hydraulic Brake Fade Assist), a limited slip differential, six airbags including the two additional side airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, a collapsible steering column and remote central locking with auto-locking doors.
LTZ models benefit from the addition of ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and TCS (Traction Control System), HDC (Hill Descent Control), TSC (Trailer Sway Control) and EDC (Engine Drag Control), the LTZ automatic models also featuring HSA (Hill Start Assistance).
Updated diesel engines
The 2014 line-up benefits from powerful turbocharged diesel engines.
The 2.5D LT model now delivers 120 kW (up by 9%) and 380 Nm (up by 8.5%), while the 2.8D LTZ models, available in either 4×2 or 4×4 guise, now produce 144 kW (up 9%). Automatic 2.8D LTZ models receive further enhancement in the form of a torque increase of 30 Nm to 500 Nm.
Fuel efficiency has also improved. The 2.5D LT derivative now returns an average fuel consumption figure of 8.0-litres/100 km, and the 2.8D LTZ models return consumption as low as 8.5-litres/100 km.
The 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine fitted to the range-topping Trailblazer 3.6 LTZ AT model remains unchanged.
Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.5D LT 4×2 MT R 386 500.00
2014 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8D LTZ 4×2 AT R 456 400.00
2014 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8D LTZ 4×4 MT R 489 800.00
2014 Chevrolet Trailblazer 2.8D LTZ 4×4 AT R 506 400.00