Chevrolet’s Midsized Crossover Spied Upon
Chevrolet’s latest innovation in the crossover section that is supposed to slot between the Nissan Traverse and Equinox was spotted testing along with a Nissan Murano recently. This reportedly suggests that the vehicle will primarily be a crossover rather than SUV.
Chevrolet has shrunk its newest, third-generation Equinox and worked on the second-generation Traverse to make it a bit larger for making room for the latest crossover that will possibly be called Blazer, in a bid to resurrect the Bronco nameplate.
The Blazer crossover will likely compete directly with the Ford Edge and Murano and can offer a third seating row, something that’ll set it up apart from rivals.
Two photographed prototypes of the vehicles were being tested in two different types of trim. The upmarket prototype has lower profile performance tires along with larger chrome wheels while the lower tier prototype featured dual circular exhaust tips along with smaller wheels.
The vehicle is being reported to have a 3.6-liter V6 engine apart from a GM’s 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine as two options.
The front fascia of the crossover has been camouflaged, although the Traverse’s SUV styling cues have been jettisoned for giving a sleeker design. Also, the LED slits on the camouflaged headlight point to more of a contemporary styling.
The Blazer crossover is being expected to be put on sale next year as the 2019 model.