Naza Quest Sdn Bhd, the authorised distributor of Chevrolet vehicles in Malaysia revealed that it has plans to bringing in the Trailblazer SUV and also the Trax compact SUV next year.
All set to be launched in Thailand next week, the Trailblazer SUV is slated to make its Malaysian debut by March 2017 if confirmed, while the Trax is expected to make its appearance sometime in the second quarter of next year if at all the plans are confirmed.
Currently being assembled in the GM plant in Rayong, Thailand, the Trailblazer is actually based on the Colorado pick-up truck which will be launched in Malaysia next month.
Powered by the same Duramax 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine as the Colorado, the Trailblazer is expected to be priced somewhere between RM200,000 and RM250,000 price range if it arrives in Malaysia.
Although it is based on the Colorado pickup and runs on the same engine, General Motors International said that the Trailblazer’s suspension setup is completely different from the pickup, and that it will feel significantly more comfortable than the 4x4.
Competing with the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Ford Everest and other truck-based SUVs, the new Trailblazer, which we came across during our media preview session of the Colorado pickup truck in Cebu, Phillipines, comes with standard features such as remote start system, auto rain sensor, park assist, rear cross traffic alert, 8-inch touch-screen with MyLink infotainment system which is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and voice recognition among others.
The Trax compact SUV, which first made its global debut in 2013 and went through a mid-cycle earlier this year, is another model which Naza Quest is planning to introduce next year.
Featuring new halogen projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, dual taillamps, as well as a new grille design, the Trax, which is powered by a 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine, is being built in the GM plant in Korea and will be imported once it is confirmed for Malaysia.
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