General Motors has recently announced that the very first 2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer has been produced in Thailand, at the company’s Rayong plant.
According to the car manufacturer, the very first 2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer to leave the production line in Thailand is the top of the line LTZ model, equipped with the 2.8 liter Duramax turbo diesel engine, which has actually been borrowed from another Chevrolet model made in Thailand, the Colorado pickup. The first Trailblazer made in Thailand has been assembled for Southeast Asia rather than the US.
“The Trailblazer will be built in Thailand for Thailand, and soon also make its way into the rest of the world. And delivery of the Trailblazer to our customers starts rights now”, said the Thailand and Southeast Asia General Motors president, Martin Apfel.
As a quick reminder, the full production version of the Chevrolet Trailblazer has been officially presented to the public earlier this year, continuing the “work” of the concept car, revealed last year. The 2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer is coming with a choice of two turbo diesel engines, the 2.5 liter with 150 HP and 350 Nm of torque (258 lb-ft), and the 2.8 liter unit, producing 180 HP and 470 Nm of torque (346 lb-ft). Both of them can be mated to a five speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, and the crossover is getting safety features like the Hill Descent Control, the Panic Brake Assist, Dynamic Rear Braking Proportioning, Engine Drag Control, Traction Control, ESC and ABS with EBD.