Chevrolet Trailblazer price reduced in India as the only variant on offer, LTZ automatic, now starts at Rs.23.95 lakh
General Motors has slashed the prices of its flagship premium SUV, the Trailblazer, by Rs. 3.04 lakh. This means the starting price will now be at Rs. 23.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In reaction to the announcement of the price drop for the all-new Ford Endeavour by up to Rs. 2.82 lakh in September, the American manufacturer has introduced the revised pricing.
The Captiva-replacement competes mainly against the likes of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner alongside Hyundai Tucson and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. While the key competitors are brought into the country as CKD kits and assembled locally in their respective plants, Chevrolet suffers the high price from the fact that the Trailblazer is being sold as a fully imported model.
The price reduction could not have come at the better time because Toyota is preparing for the launch of the new generation Fortuner on November 7. Since the market entry early this year, the Endeavour has certainly outshone the benchmark Fortuner in term of sales but the latter’s new version is expected to turn over the tides in Toyota’s favour.
However, for the Trailblazer it’s been a dreadful tenure from December 2015 to September 2016 as only 48 units were totally sold as opposed to 500 average examples monthly its main rivals can garner. The brand displayed the near-production ready concept of the Chevrolet Trailblazer Facelift at the 2016 Bangkok International Motor Show in March before launching it for the Brazilian market two months later.
It featured a redesigned front fascia that comes fitted with a sleeker headlamp unit with LED Daytime Running Lights, a prominent bumper with enlarged fog lamps and a wider re-worked grille. Other than these modifications, the changes to the exterior are minimalistic as the side profile remains identical, with a newly designed set of alloy wheels, while the rear end is treated with slight revisions besides chrome touches found on certain style-enhancing elements.
The American auto giant announced its future plans for the Indian market recently as at least five products are stated to be launched within the next 24 months which could potentially include the facelifted Trailblazer. Let us hope that Chevy can address some of major issues like lack of variants and of course the unavailability of AWD system.