Goes on sale in October.

Holden has officially unveiled the 2017 Trailblazer fullsize SUV, which replaces the Colorado 7 in the company’s portfolio. Set to become “the 4x4 SUV of choice for even more families with an array of upgrades to technology, drivability, design and safety,” the facelifted vehicle will go on sale in Australia in October this year.

In a bid to attract more customers, General Motors has revised the front end of the car, adding a bit more premium appearance with reshaped headlights incorporating LED daytime running lights, and a new prominent chrome radiator grille. It's safe to say the facelifted SUV looks more sophisticated than its predecessor, thanks to the refreshed fascia, and the enriched selection of wheels and body colors. (See the comparison below - left is the 2014 Holden Colorado 7, right is the 2017 Holden Trailblazer)

2014 Holden Colorado / Colorado 7 21.10.2013
2017 Holden Trailblazer

Nothing has been changed at the back though, but once you get inside the car you’ll discover the interior has been largely redesigned. There’s a new dashboard with updated center console, which accommodates the latest version of Holden’s MyLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The more expensive trim levels also bring heated leather seats with contrast stitching.

2017 Holden Trailblazer

In terms of technologies, the 2017 Trailblazer is definitely a major improvement over its predecessor, featuring an array of active and passive safety features including additional driver’s knee airbag, hill start assist, trailer sway control, and hill descent control. LTZ models come with side blind zone alert and rear cross traffic alert. As an option, Holden will also be offering a remote vehicle start that allows the SUV to reach a “comfortable cabin temperature” before passengers climb in.

“The new Trailblazer blends premium styling with impressive in-car technology, both in terms of connectivity and active safety features,” Holden’s executive director of sales, Peter Keley, describes the vehicle.

As an early leak in late August revealed, the 2017 Trailblazer earned a five-star rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), thanks to the standard seven airbags and electronic stability system. Motivation is provided by the familiar 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine, sending power to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Holden says the 2017 Trailblazer pricing remains largely unchanged from its predecessor, despite the “long list of technology introductions and design upgrades.” CarAdvice reports prices for the refreshed model will start at 47,990 Australian dollars ($36,872).

Check out the press release below for more information.

Source: Holden

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