It slots between the Trax and Equinox, and goes on sale next year.

It’s been upwards of 10 years since a new Chevrolet Trailblazer graced roads in the United States. The portly SUV was dropped in 2009, though a second-generation continued in select overseas markets. Now, the moniker is back as part of GM’s ever-expanding SUV lineup, looking much like a smaller Chevy Blazer and slotting accordingly into Chevrolet’s hierarchy between the entry-level Trax and Equinox.

Little is known about the new offering, as Chevrolet dropped a press release on the Trailblazer without including any specific details aside from a slathering of standard-issue driver safety systems. Among them are features like auto emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and lane-departure warning, while other convenience features like parking assist are optional. We’re also told a sporty RS trim will be part of the new Trailblazer line that, aside from the badge, includes a two-tone roof.

Gallery: 2020 Chevy Trailblazer

“The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

The Equinox offers buyers a choice of either a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or a 2.0-liter turbo-four turning either the front wheels or all four. These engines are likely candidates for the new Trailblazer as opposed to the 1.4-liter turbo four-pot in the Trax, though it’s not inconceivable to see such a mill in a base model. The company’s nine-speed automatic could be used as well, and an all-wheel-drive option is virtually guaranteed.

Pricing and full information on this new compact SUV will be announced closer to the Trailblazer’s on-sale date. Chevrolet tells us the models should arrive at dealers early in 2020 for the 2021 model year.

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CHEVROLET DEBUTS ALL-NEW 2021 TRAILBLAZER, GROWS BRAND’S SUV FAMILY

Trailblazer enters one of the fastest-growing SUV segments

DETROIT — The Trailblazer joins the Chevrolet portfolio in early 2020, and with this new entry Chevrolet offers customers one of the broadest lineups of crossovers and SUVs. Positioned between the Trax and Equinox, the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer will join the fast-growing small SUV segment.

“The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.”

The Chevrolet Trailblazer will include an RS trim with standard two-tone roof that allows drivers to purchase a vehicle that reflects their lifestyle.

The Trailblazer’s unique individuality is paired with standard active safety features* including Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It also offers optional Adaptive Cruise Control - Camera, Rear Park Assist and a High Definition Rear Vision Camera that provides additional assistance to customers while parking.

“These features deliver added confidence and peace of mind behind the wheel, helping drivers monitor the vehicle’s surroundings and the driving environment with an available combination of camera, short-range radars and ultrasonic sensors,” said Majoros.

Product specifications and pricing will be shared later. The new Trailblazer is expected to start arriving at dealers in early 2020.

*Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.