Car News:  Oversteer

Here's a Glimpse at the Next Chevy Blazer

RELATED READING
See all Chevrolet Blazer articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs Mazda cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Doug DeMuro September 2017

Over the last 15 years, the rise of the crossover and SUV has been unavoidably obvious to everyone, including toddlers, as the second-most commonly spoken first words -- after "dada" -- are now "CX-5 Touring." Chevy has been a major player, now offering five SUVs: the Trax, the Equinox, the Traverse, the Tahoe and the Suburban. Well, it turns out another one is on the way.

The new SUV -- shown above under enough fabric to cover Milwaukee in the event of a large thunderstorm -- will supposedly revive the Blazer name that hasn't been used since the demise of the S-10 Blazer in 2005 (save for the TrailBlazer, which somehow lived on through 2009). It will apparently slot between the compact Equinox, which competes with the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4, and the larger Traverse, which competes with the Explorer and Highlander. That places the Blazer into direct competition with the Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Murano, with 2-row seating and smaller sizing than traditional midsize SUV fare.

Apparently, the new Chevy Blazer will ride on the same platform as the new GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, but it'll be smaller than both of those models; closer in size to the Cadillac XT5 (which also uses the same platform, but only offers 2-row seating). That leaves room for a newly redesigned Chevy Traverse to arrive, likely next year, riding on the same platform but slotting above the Blazer in size.

It may seem like SUV overkill -- especially when you factor in two Buick SUVs, two Cadillac SUVs and three GMC SUVs -- but it's hard to blame General Motors for taking advantage of the crossover craze. That's especially true when a rival like Toyota has six crossover offerings, plus four from luxury brand Lexus.

MORE FROM OVERSTEER
Here's Why the Lexus LC 500 Is Worth $100,000
Here Are the Best Sport Compact Bargains
Is the Mercedes SL Headed for Oblivion?

This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
Here's a Glimpse at the Next Chevy Blazer - Autotrader