Remember the good, old days when the clock would strike five, you’d pick up your suitcase in a hurry, and you’d scramble out of the office to find your beloved Chevy TrailBlazer waiting for you, sitting like a faithful dog right where you left it. That TrailBlazer meant everything to you, because it was an escape—it was an escape from the office, from housework, from the monotony of everyday life. It was your chance for spirited adventure, allowing you to blaze new trails (ba dum chh) as you and the family took the SUV out for a camping trip in the mountains, a fun day at the beach, or maybe even a vacation to Walley World.
There is hope, however, for a return of the TrailBlazer in 2014. According to Edmunds.com, an industry source that is “familiar with Chevrolet’s product plans” indicated that Chevy will be reintroducing a version of the TrailBlazer to the U.S. market next year. Whether it will still bear the TrailBlazer moniker is up for debate.
In fact, whether the TrailBlazer is actually going to make a return at all is up for debate. While the car experts at Edmunds maintain that it is a distinct possibility that the TrailBlazer, which is currently built in Thailand for Thailand, as well as for Brazil and the Philippines, will be making a reappearance, Chevrolet has completely refuted this notion.
In an email to Edmunds, Chevy spokesman, Mike Albano, said, “We have no plans to add another SUV/crossover to the portfolio. We are pleased with the way Equinox, Traverse, and Tahoe/Suburban are performing in the marketplace.”
Sounds pretty final, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed that Chevrolet is just pulling the old wool over our eyes on this one, because we could sure use some more trailblazing adventure from our beloved SUV of yesteryear.
What do you think? Is the return of the TrailBlazer a load of bull, or is Edmunds onto something? Discuss your thoughts below, or better yet—come in to Stalker Chevrolet today and plead your case for the return of the TrailBlazer.