2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer to have P1,488,888 starting price: Report 

Updated Oct 19, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

Still no details on specs though. 

The Covenant Car Company, Inc., the official distributor of Chevrolet vehicles in the Philippines, has confirmed that the 2022 Trailblazer will see a local launch sometime this month. We also reported that Chevy’s new crossover SUV will be sourced from Korea, specifically from the General Motors manufacturing facility located in the said country. 

A picture of the Chevrolet Trailblazer parked near some buildings.

The Korea-spec Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

In those reports however, there was no mention of pricing. But recently, a news article from Autoindustriya has shed light on this. Specifically, the said source reported that the new Trailblazer will be coming with two variants. There’s the entry-level Trailblazer LT, which will be priced at Php 1,488,888, and the higher-spec Trailblazer Premier, which in turn will carry a Php 1,621,888 price tag. 

With regards to those prices, it would seem that the Trailblazer sits at the higher end of the local subcompact crossover SUV spectrum. We expected this, as the Trailblazer won’t be able to take advantage of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement because as mentioned, it is sourced from Korea. 

A picture of the rear of the Trailblazer as it travels on a city road.

Do you think we're getting the two-tone RS trim or something like it?

To put it into perspective, its would-be Chinese-sourced local rivals like the Ford Territory has a price range of Php 1,277,000 to Php 1,310,000. Then there’s the Japanese-branded Suzuki Vitara which is still more affordable than the upcoming Trailblazer with a price tag that ranges from Php 1,458,000 to Php 1,468,000. 

As for the specs of these two Trailblazer trims, the marque is yet to release any details. We do know though that this Chevrolet-branded crossover comes in five variants in South Korea. Out of the five, the top-spec model is the RS which comes with a black-colored roof and a two-tone paint scheme.  

The top Trailblazer trim for the Korean market also gets an eight-inch touchscreen headunit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a seven-piece Bose sound system. 

A picture of the Trailblazer's cockpit

Inside the 2022 Trailblazer 

Under the hood, the Korea-spec Trailblazer then uses a 1.3-liter EcoTec turbocharged engine capable of making up to 162 horsepower and 240 Nm. It is then paired together with a continuously variable transmission or 9-speed automatic transmission.  

There’s a good chance that the Philippine-spec version will get the same engine, but we aren’t sure about which gearbox we’re getting. On that note, we’re also hoping that the local version of the Trailblazer can also come with all-wheel-drive since that drivetrain is available for the Korean-spec version. 

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Know more about Chevrolet Trailblazer 2023

Chevrolet Trailblazer

The Chevrolet Trailblazer 2022 is a 5-seater compact crossover that is no longer based on the Chevrolet Colorado, scrapping its midsize SUV vehicle body configuration. It is available in the Philippines in two variants, namely the LT and Premier, with Chevrolet Trailblazer price ranging from Php 1,488,888 to Php 1,621,888. Under the hood, this vehicle is powered by a 1.3-liter inline-3 GM DOHC VVT turbocharged gasoline engine capable of generating 155 horsepower and 236 Nm of torque. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is the sole gearbox for sending power to the front wheels.

Size-wise, the Trailblazer Philippines comes with a dimension that spans 4,408 mm in length, 2,052 mm in width, and 1,656 mm in height. In addition, it gets a wheelbase and ground clearance of 2,640 mm and 178 mm, respectively. In the local market, this American compact crossover competes against the likes of the Ford Territory, Toyota Corolla Cross, and Chery Tiggo 7 Pro.

₱ 1,488,888 - ₱ 1,621,888

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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