Holden has announced pricing and local specifications for the new Trailblazer heavy-duty seven-seat SUV. It comes is as the replacement to the Colorado 7.
Coinciding with the launch of the new-look Colorado, the Trailblazer shares a similarly updated design, with a more sophisticated dual front grille, new slimline headlights, and a spruced-up interior with more advanced technologies.
Speaking of on-board features, all Trailblazer variants, spanning across the LT and LTZ, come with a touch-screen interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a rear-view camera. The LT uses a 7.0-inch screen while the LTZ gets an 8.0-inch screen.
The LTZ also adds integrated sat-nav and voice recognition, leather trim, climate control, tyre pressure monitoring, front parking sensors, blind-spot alert and lane-departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. There’s also heated and power side mirrors and forward collision alert.
Under the bonnet both variants are powered by the same 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine as featured in the Colorado. It produces 147kW and 500Nm, hooked up to a six-speed automatic with part-time four-wheel drive.
In terms of other updates, Holden engineers have refined the steering system which now requires fewer turns lock-to-lock to provide easier use in tight conditions. Some new powertrain mounts have also been installed to smooth out the drive and minimise vibrations. Speaking about the new model, Holden’s lead dynamics engineer Rob Trubiani said:
“Trailblazer is such a versatile car, used for anything from weekday grocery runs to weekend 4×4 driving adventures so we had to ensure it performed in a variety of situations and terrains.”
The Trailblazer will official arrive in showrooms from early in October. Prices start from the following (excludes on-roads):
2017 Holden Trailblazer LT – $47,990
2017 Holden Trailblazer LTZ – $52,490