Chevro­let Al­ghanim an­nounces the ar­rival of 2018 Trail­blazer

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

2018 Chevro­let Trail­blazer brings to­gether su­pe­rior levels of re­fine­ment, styling, com­fort and tech­nol­ogy with classlead­ing per­for­mance and driv­abil­ity to meet the ver­sa­tile needs of in­creas­ingly dis­cern­ing driv­ers. The mid­size sport util­ity ve­hi­cle is ready to take its driver any­where by of­fer­ing off-road ca­pa­bil­i­ties com­bined with pre­mium ride and han­dling dy­nam­ics.

Re­designed ex­te­rior, in­te­rior

On the out­side, the new Trail­blazer's more an­gu­lar lines ex­ude a re­fined tough­ness, while re­tain­ing strong pro­por­tions that un­der­line its go-any­where ca­pa­bil­ity. Most no­table of these fea­tures are the front grille, bumper and lamps that come with day­time run­ning lights, giv­ing a unique light sig­na­ture to the model.

In­side, the Trail­blazer boasts a newly de­signed dash­board and front con­sole with a con­tem­po­rary feel, en­hanced by soft­touch ma­te­ri­als and con­trast stitch­ing. The full seven-seater's "theater-style seat­ing" al­lows sec­ond- and third-row oc­cu­pants a bet­ter all-around view, while in­di­vid­u­ally con­trolled air-con­di­tion­ing en­sures max­i­mum com­fort in the sum­mer months.

A re­fined SUV

The new Trail­blazer comes with a 3.6L en­gine tuned to of­fer bet­ter per­for­mance and im­proved fuel econ­omy, which pro­duces 275 horse­power and 350 Nm of torque.

Com­ple­ment­ing the im­proved en­gine is a tougher, more rigid chas­sis and fully boxed frame, which are de­signed to im­prove ride sta­bil­ity and drive com­fort through un­par­al­leled driver con­trol.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the new Trail­blazer fea­tures Elec­tric Power Steer­ing (EPS) that makes steer­ing ef­fort lighter in the city and at park­ing speeds. This is achieved by re­duc­ing power as­sist pro­por­tion­ately as speed builds, so the driver gets a prop­erly weighted steer­ing feel at high­way speeds. Over long dis­tances, this tech­nol­ogy makes up the track gra­di­ent and re­duces jud­der gen­er­ated by the im­bal­ance of the wheels.

To en­sure the ride is as quiet as it is re­fined, the Trail­blazer ben­e­fits from a new wind noise pack­age that was de­vel­oped with newly re­designed door, win­dow and wind­shield seals; front door glass that is 10 per­cent thicker; and a new aero­dy­namic head­lamp de­sign. As a re­sult, the Trail­blazer is 8 per­cent qui­eter on the road than its pre­de­ces­sor.

Pre­mium fea­tures

Safety re­mains Chevro­let's num­ber one pri­or­ity. The new Trail­blazer comes with a host of ac­tive and pas­sive safety fea­tures that in­clude the Trac­tion Con­trol Sys­tem (TCS), Anti-lock Brak­ing Sys­tem (ABS), Panic Brake As­sist (PBA), Elec­tronic Brake Force Dis­tri­bu­tion (EBD), Elec­tronic Sta­bil­ity Con­trol (ESC), Hill De­scent Con­trol (HDC), Hill Start As­sist (HSA), Anti-Rolling Protection and Trailer Sway Con­trol. This is in ad­di­tion to front airbags for the driver and pas­sen­ger.

Other tech­no­log­i­cal fea­tures which can be found on the Trail­blazer in­clude Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traf­fic Alert, Lane De­par­ture Warn­ing, For­ward Col­li­sion Alert, Front Park­ing As­sist, and the Tire Pres­sure Mon­i­tor­ing Sys­tem. It also fea­tures the re­mote-start func­tion, a use­ful fea­ture in the re­gion's hot cli­mate. The en­gine can be started us­ing the key fob, al­low­ing the cabin to be cooled suf­fi­ciently be­fore oc­cu­pants en­ter the ve­hi­cle.

Rec­og­niz­ing the im­por­tance of con­nec­tiv­ity to to­day's driv­ers, the new Trail­blazer is fit­ted with new tech­nolo­gies usu­ally found in the pre­mium seg­ment, such as Ap­ple CarPlay(r). This al­lows the driver or pas­sen­gers to project a sim­pli­fied ver­sion of their smart­phone screen onto the car's color touch­screen. Com­ple­mented by Siri Eyes Free and voice recog­ni­tion soft­ware, the driver can give ver­bal com­mands - en­sur­ing his or her hands never have to leave the steer­ing wheel. The new Trail­blazer boasts an im­proved in­te­rior and ex­te­rior, re­duced cabin and en­gine noise, and en­hanced tech­nol­ogy and safety fea­tures, while main­tain­ing the SUV's se­ri­ous of­froad ca­pa­bil­ity, align­ing it with the suc­cess­ful trucks of­fered by Chevro­let.

From the be­gin­ning, the team was given a clear mission to "put our cus­tomers at the cen­ter of ev­ery­thing we do" so they set out to make the new Trail­blazer a seg­ment leader in the re­gion.

To en­sure world-class qual­ity, sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments were made to GM's man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in Ray­ong, Thai­land. This in­cludes, process im­prove­ments, ad­di­tional au­to­ma­tion, tighter process con­trols, im­proved de­sign ro­bust­ness, in­creased er­ror proof­ing, in-depth Pro­gram Qual­ity Readi­ness Re­views, and a true pas­sion for qual­ity across the en­tire team. As a re­sult of these im­prove­ments, the fa­cil­ity was awarded Global Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion - be­com­ing one of GM's top plants world­wide.

Chevro­let com­plete care

All 2018 Trail­blazer own­ers will re­ceive a new level of cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence cour­tesy of Chevro­let Com­plete Care. The com­pre­hen­sive af­ter­sales pack­age prom­ises ad­di­tional value with com­pet­i­tive and trans­par­ent main­te­nance pric­ing; one­hour ser­vic­ing; 2 days ad­vanced book­ing; a re­gional 3year/100,000-km war­ranty; and 4 years of re­gional 24x7 road­side as­sis­tance.

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