2017 Holden Trailblazer takes Colorado 7’s place image

The Australian brand has officially taken the wraps off the 2017 Trailblazer fullsize SUV, which is introduced in the company roster in lieu of the older Colorado 7.

Essentially a facelift and name change, the new model will become “the 4×4 SUV of choice for even more families with an array of upgrades to technology, drivability, design and safety,” with expected availability kicking off in October. General Motors has reworked the model’s design with a different front end which imposes a more upscale appearance through the reworked headlights incorporating LED daytime running lights, and a new and bigger chrome radiator grille. There’s nothing different in the back though, but fortunately the interior has been deeply revised instead. There’s a fresh dashboard with updated center console, which has the newest version of Holden’s MyLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

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The premium trim levels also pack things such as heated leather seats with contrast stitching. The model also has vastly improved technologies with a bevy of active and passive safety features such as driver’s knee airbag, hill start assist, trailer sway control, and hill descent control. LTZ models add side blind zone alert and rear cross traffic alert and there’s also an optional remote vehicle start system. The 2017 Trailblazer has a five-star rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), and power comes from the 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine, hooked to all four wheels via an automatic gearbox.