Published on June 12th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Chevrolet Trailblazer Rolls Out Of GM Rayong Plant
The first production units of the all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer is now rolling off General Motors Thailand’s (GM) production line in Rayong. The range-topping LTZ model fitted with the 2.8-litre Duramax turbo-diesel engine was greeted by the facility’s 5,200 employees, key suppliers and Chevrolet dealers from across the country. This is the same engine used in the Colorado pickup truck which is currently selling well in Thailand and also Malaysia. The Rayong plant is the first in the world to build the new Trailblazer, which will be sold in Thailand and exported to more than 50 markets across Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and beyond. This Chevrolet SUV will compete directly with the Toyota Fortuner and the Mitsubishi Triton SUV. With its brawny American looks it should do well in ASEAN nations. Malaysian launch date is still pending.
Based on General Motors’ new global body-on-frame midsize truck architecture, the seven-seat Trailblazer features premium ride comfort and handling dynamics for urban and highway driving, matched by superior off-road capabilities. The Trailblazer will be available in seven exterior colours: Summit White, Black Sapphire, Sizzle Red, Auburn Brown, Blue Mountain, Royal Gray and Switchblade Silver.