2023 Chevrolet Blazer Getting Big Changes

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China's Blazer previews the changes we can expect to see in the 2023 refresh.

The Chevrolet Blazer made a comeback for the 2019 model year, but not as the rugged body-on-frame off-roader we remember it as. Instead, the new Blazer is a more conventional unibody crossover, and while this may upset fans of the original, it's now one of the best-selling models in its class. The 2022 model introduced a few changes, including new exterior color options and trim changes. However, the 2023 model will bring more significant changes as part of a mid-cycle update.

In China, the Blazer is sold exclusively as a longer three-row SUV. However, it previews the changes we can expect to see in America's updated Blazer.

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Apart from including an extra row of seats, the biggest upgrade in China's Blazer is a ten-inch infotainment screen that complements the eight-inch digital instrument panel. By contrast, America's 2022 Blazer is only offered with an eight-inch screen. We're expecting the larger screen in China's Blazer to carry over to America's 2023 Blazer, which will be a welcome upgrade.

As well as being more high-tech, the cabin will be upgraded with higher quality materials in certain trims. On the outside, expect the 2023 Blazer to sport a revised grille and redesigned headlights, and taillights to keep it looking fresh.

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It should be only a matter of time until our spy photographers catch prototypes of the 2023 Blazer out in the wild showcasing these design changes. Under the hood, the 2023 Blazer will share the same engine options as the 2021 model, including a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and a naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 with 308 hp and 270 lb-ft.

Originally, the refreshed Blazer was going to launch for the 2022 model year, but it's been delayed by a year due to challenges brought by the pandemic. Let's just hope Chevrolet can sort out its supply issues because dealer inventories for the popular Blazer are alarmingly low in America.

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