Marcus De Guzman / Chevrolet Philippines | May 18, 2017 10:42
Chevrolet Philippines expands Traiblazer lineup with LTX
The 2017 Cheverolet Trailblazer has just received an upgrade, particularly the 4x2 lineup. The Covenant Car Company Inc (TCCCI), the official retailer of Chevrolet cars in the country, recently introduced a new variant of the Trailblazer, namely the LTX.
According to Chevrolet, the LTX features a host of exterior and interior refinements, along with added safety features in a 4x2 package. Starting from the outside, the LTX is fitted with a two-tone front bumper overrider that adds style and protection as claimed by the bow-tie brand. Meanwhile, the rear section gets a new tailgate-mounted spoiler and a bumper scuff plate that protects the bumper sill from scratches.
Roof rails now also come as standard which allows for additional cargo carrying capacity while black B-pillars give the Trailblazer a more sporty vibe.
Climbing inside, jet-black leather upholsters the seven seats and steering wheel. In addition, all of the seats come with perforated seat cushions and backrests for better driving comfort. Further sprucing up the cabin is the light gray stitching that gives the Trailblazer a more upscale feel.
Providing in-car audio and infotainment is Chevrolet's MyLink system that is channeled through a 7-inch touchscreen display. Aside from the usual suite of connectivity features like Bluetooth, USB and Aux, the system also supports Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free.
Beyond that, the LTX also comes with a built-in dash camera housed within the rear-view mirror and a reversing camera with front / rear parking sensors. Both the dash-camera and rear parkview monitor are channeled through a 4.3-inch display placed in the rear-view mirror.
Powering the Trailblazer is the LTX is class-leading 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel that is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. It produces 200 PS at 3800 rpm along with 500 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. Like the other variants, the LTX is capable of wading through 800mm of water and has a 3.5-ton towing capacity.
The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer retails for PhP 1,618,888.