The Trailblazer’s good looks most definitely make an impression, and remain fresh in people’s minds and eyes – a unique mix of ultra-modern design cues and American brashness. I think you can safely say the Trailblazer is the most macho-looking SUV out there.

It’s built a good reputation for itself, the Chevrolet Trailblazer, as a rugged and capable SUV built for those who dare to take on the off-road. The new Traikblazer and especially the Z71, is boldly styled and comes equipped with many innovative technologies and advanced active safety features designed to keep you on track, but it is still ready and capable of tackling the roughest and toughest terrain.

In addition to the Trailblazer’s robust and commanding presence, the Z71 trim will have heads turning your way both off road and on. With aggressive decals, blacked out enhancements and iconic badging, the Trailblazer Z71 puts the ‘great’ in the great outdoors. The first thing you’ll notice when you look at the Z71 Trailblazer is the aggressive black Z71 hood decal, designed to highlight the commanding lines of the front fascia. The finishing touch is the blacked out wheels that round off the exterior. The hood, or bonnet, and those 18″ alloy wheels are the perfect accessories to show off, on or off road.

So the Trailblazer could be an ideal automobile solution for your needs in Qatar. Even after so much urbanisation, the topography of Qatar is still essentially rough country, and even in town I certainly appreciated the ability to climb over debris and indeed to feel literally superior to the average traffic while inside my cavenous, comfortable and customised cabin.

Chevrolet has made great strides in providing state-of-the-art safety features using the most modern technology. And where I really appreciated the advances was in the infotainment system. The dashboard looks really good (especially at night!), it connected the fastest ever with my iPhone and I was immediately listening to my own library of music and podcasts, as I say quicker, smoother and more trouble-free than other types I have driven. Depending on your phone, there’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so instantly you’re home away from home.


ENGINE 3.6 litre, V6 engine with Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing (VVT)

MAX POWER 455 hp @ 6,000 rpm

MAX TORQUE 454 lb-ft (616 Nm) @ 4,400 rpm

TRANSMISSION Six-speed automatic

EXTERIOR With a sculpted look that is all its own, the new Chevrolet Trailblazer echoes the styling cues that distinguish Chevrolet from everything else on the road – from its signature dual-port grille to a refreshed front fascia and bold new headlamp design. Add in a ground clearance of 218 mm for a tall athletic stance, and what you get is an unmistakable presence that intrigues from front to rear

INTERIOR Step inside to an interior that is impressive and inviting; discover premium leather seats with
accent stitching, a fresh new centre stack and an electronic adjustable driver seat; second and third rows that flip-fold flat, the new Chevrolet Trailblazer offers an ideal combination of space distribution, adaptability and intelligent comfort that can be tailored to fit your idea of fun; with conveniently located wheel mounted controls, you can now stream your favourite songs, get directions, and access your contacts without ever taking your hands off the wheel

SAFETY/SECURITY Dual SRS airbags give front and head side-impact protection; four-wheel disc brakes; electronic stability control; traction conrol system; Anti-lock Braking System; Brake Assist; Side Blind Zone Alert; rear cross traffic alert; lane departure warning; rear vision camera; hill start assist; hill descent control; front and rear park assist; immobiliser; anti-theft alarm.

Have you seen the new Chevrolet showroom at Jaidah Square on Airport Street, almost opposite Crowne Plaza Doha. There’s a Jarir Bookstore next to it and the Chevrolet showroom is modern, spacious and bright. Staff there will be happy to fill you in on the great deals available and the after sales support is excellent. Jaidah Automotive will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the new 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer or any of its wide range of stylish and smooth sedans and strong and sturdy SUVs for you. Call 4463 8788, or toll-free 8000100 and there’s more information on website

Author: Terry Sutcliffe

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