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Chevrolet Trailblazer – quality combined with versatility


RC Myburgh
Some people entering the vehicle market to purchase something bigger than the ordinary family car will sometimes have to settle for a used vehicle in order to satisfy the dream of owning a SUV as new ones are just way above their income level.
Local used vehicle dealer, Westvaal Polokwane G2, currently offers a Chevrolet Trailblazer 2,5 diesel which is capable of conquering any challenge you put it through and best of all, it is priced at an affordable R275 900.
The Trailerblazer made its name the moment it entered the market about two years ago when it was named Car Magazine’s Best Large SUV/Crossover as well as winner of Leisure Wheels magazine’s Shoutout. The Car Magazine team who judged all the competitors in the Large SUV/Crossover category casted their votes based on personality, price, performance and package and their readers were also polled online. Leisure Wheels compared the Trailblazer to the Toyota Fortuner in the final round of the competition where seven individuals were selected from the 4×4 Community Forum and asked to score the vehicles on individual aspects and the Trailblazer did not disappoint at all.
A perfect harmony of design and luxury makes Chevrolet Trailblazer an ideal choice for those who are looking for something different. It offers strong performance, ultimate comfort and safety for up to seven people. A high-strength safety body structure and a large chassis offer excellent protection on every trip while comfort and traction is optimized with the use of an independent double wishbone suspension on the front and half-oval steel leaf springs on the rear, plus gas shock absorbers.
Double SRS airbags and safety belts with pre-tensioners along with a strong body frame and a highly resistant chassis with cross members protect the passenger cabin from a collision from the side. The collapsible safety steering wheel reduces the force of impact to the chest in the event of a frontal collision. A laminated windshield retains shattered bits of the glass which would otherwise be dispersed as shards, hence effectively minimising injury.
Any journey will be an enjoyable moment in a spacious interior with comfortable seats. Seated in three rows all occupants will find all the accessories needed perfectly in reach.
With 4 cylinders, 16 valves and 120 kW, the 2,5l Duramax diesel engine churns out 380 Nm of torque at 2 000 rpm. More power is delivered with less fuel consumed, thanks to the direct injection system. The turbocharger and the intercooler system work together to regulate the temperature and density of air being circulated in the engine at a time, for improved combustion, as well as higher horsepower and torque. The forceful engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, the gear ratio of which is designed to accommodate all applications from conventional use to heavy-duty transportation.
For more information on the Trailblazer contact Westvaal Polokwane G2 on 015 297 2377 or visit their showroom at 86 Schoeman Street.