This could give the new Trailblazer an advantage over its competitors.
After a ten year hiatus, the Chevrolet Trailblazer is finally returning to the US market. Due to go on sale in early 2020 with a starting price of less than $20,000, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV will slot between the Trax and Equinox. There's a lot we already know about the new Trailblazer, but Chevrolet may still be keeping some details under wraps because GM Authority seems to have uncovered an unannounced luxury option you wouldn't normally expect to find in the subcompact crossover segment.
After taking a closer look at an official press photo of the Trailblazer's interior, GM Authority spotted what appears to be a ventilated seat button on the center console.
General Motors hasn't announced this feature for the Chevrolet Trailblazer yet, but ventilated seats would give the Trailblazer an advantage over its competitors since not many subcompact crossovers offer it. The Jeep Compass offers ventilated seats but is designed to compete with the Chevrolet Equinox rather than the Trailblazer.
Currently, there are five trim levels available for the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, but the ventilated seats will likely be reserved for the higher trims or possibly a new unannounced Premier trim. This would make sense as the Chevrolet Trax is also offered with a Premier trim level.
Ventilated seats are also offered on the Chevrolet Equinox Premier with the Confidence & Convenience II package, which also includes a heated steering wheel, front passenger eight-way power adjustment with power lumbar, and heated rear outboard seats.
Alternatively, the ventilated seats could form part of a new package for the Activ trim level since the model shown in the photo is an Activ trim. The photo could also be from a pre-production model with features that don't represent the final production model, but we'll have to wait until GM makes an official announcement.