It just looks old.
The rise of the crossover SUV has been monumental, not only in the US, but across the globe, and as we can see, Brazil is also in love with this practical body style. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, revealed last November at the 2019 LA Auto Show is set to make its debut in the South American country next month and should help boost Chevrolet sales even further, after recording a 45% sales growth for the last financial year. We already know what the 2021 Trailblazer looks like, but it turns out that Brazil will be getting a model with a whole different look.
Unlike the American Trailblazer which has taken on a smaller design, the Brazilian car looks more in line with the three-row Chevrolet Traverse. In fact, it is a Traverse with a few cosmetic changes. Firstly, the front end looks completely different to the American car: instead of a wide-open grille with the Chevy bow tie neatly plastered front and center, the Brazilian car features a more closed-off grille, with the Chevrolet emblem stuck to the lower left-hand side bordered by two chrome bars. The car also features different LED headlights and the front bumper has been redesigned to "improve the vehicle's ability to overcome obstacles, especially on routes off-road." The side of the car reveals some attractive 18-inch wheels with machined edges and six beveled rims.
At the back, the Brazilian Trailblazer gets a less attractive look that doesn't feature twin exhaust exits or the same extended taillights. Unlike the US version, which is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that develops 310 hp and 266 lb-ft, the Brazillian Chevy makes use of a 2.8-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder engine that develops 200 hp. That allows it to accelerate to sixty in a humble 10.3 seconds. We have to admit, the American Trailblazer and Traverse look a whole lot better than their South American cousin.