There will be five trims to choose from.
The original Trailblazer disappeared from the US market in 2009 but carried on with success elsewhere. Chevy surprised us when it announced the Trailblazer would be returning, but not as a body-on-frame SUV. Instead, it's set to arrive in 2020 as a crossover sitting between the Trax and Equinox. The Trailblazer was replaced by the three-row Traverse, and has returned as something disappointedly small and on the sporty side. We knew already that the RS and ACTIV trim would be available, but GM Authority is reporting that its sources have let slip the three other levels that will be offered.
The base L model is reported to come with a front-wheel-drive only drivetrain, which fits with early claims from GM that it will start at under $20,000. For that money, we expect that will also mean the turbocharged 1.2-liter engine will be at the bottom of the Trailblazer pile, and the 155 horsepower 1.3-liter turbo engine will be an option or standard further up the trim levels. Next on the list is going to be the LS trim, and that's where an all-wheel-drive option should become available. Slotting in below ACTIV trim will be the LT trim level.
Curiously, there's no mention of Premier trim being planned for the new Chevrolet Trailblazer. Instead, RS will top out the lineup. It may come later but, in the meantime, RS is the sporty trim level and will come with a mesh grille, black roof, and front splitter. ACTIV trim is set to be the more rugged and outdoor biased model using a unique suspension setup and off-road tires on 17-inch alloy wheels.
The 1.2-liter turbo engine is set to be linked to a CVT transmission, while the 1.3-liter turbocharged engine is said to be coming with GM's new 9-speed automatic transmission. If all this doesn't have lovers of the original Trailblazer rolling their eyes, it's also reported to be built in GM's Bupyeong plant in Korea.