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Old 29th January 2012, 16:35   #31
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Was it recent?
Somewhat, it was late dec, last year.
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Somewhat, it was late dec, last year.
Could it have been a Chevrolet Captiva face-lift that was camouflaged? The Captiva is due for a change and was even displayed at the Auto Expo. It would be great if the Trailblazer is introduced here in India, but I'm not sure where it can be slotted. Now that the new Captiva has supposedly grown-up and matured into a 7-seat SUV. Unless of course, Chevy drops the prices of the Captiva and positions the Trailblazer against the likes of The Hyundai Santa-Fe and the larger SUVs.
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Read in a magazine that the Chevy Trailblazer might be launched in India in the near future. It might come to india from its plant in Thailand. Expected to be priced around 17 lakh.
At that price it could seriously dent the sales of the Endeavour and Fortuner.
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Read in a magazine that the Chevy Trailblazer might be launched in India in the near future. It might come to india from its plant in Thailand. Expected to be priced around 17 lakh.
At that price it could seriously dent the sales of the Endeavour and Fortuner.
If the trailblazer is more expensive to manufacture then the captiva , then i seriously doubt it would be priced at 17 lakhs. I dont know if the trailblazer is based on a basic pick-up truck platform or it will sport a independent rear suspension.I guess pick-up truck derived SUVs are cheaper to make,i could be wrong.

I think the trailblazer is at least a year away, it price will all depend on how chevy repositions the new captiva.
By that time the new Endeavour would be on sale, so chevy cannot price the trailblazer higher then the Endy and the t-fort!

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If the trailblazer is more expensive to manufacture then the captiva , then i seriously doubt it would be priced at 17 lakhs. I dont know if the trailblazer is based on a basic pick-up truck platform or it will sport a independent rear suspension.I guess pick-up truck derived SUVs are cheaper to make,i could be wrong.
The Trailblazer is based on the Colorado light truck platform. But i'm not sure if pick-up truck derived SUVs are cheaper.
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The Autocar mag has it that they intend positioning the Trailblazer around the 18-25 lac mark which means it is bang in the middle of Captiva, Fortuner, Santa Fe, Koleos and X Trail territory.
Despite more and more choices becoming available in that segment I think it is far from reaching saturation point.
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The Autocar mag has it that they intend positioning the Trailblazer around the 18-25 lac mark which means it is bang in the middle of Captiva, Fortuner, Santa Fe, Koleos and X Trail territory.
Despite more and more choices becoming available in that segment I think it is far from reaching saturation point.
My doubt is, if they price this car above Fortuner, what are they substantially
offering above the Fortuner? Since Fortuner is the much sought out vehicle in that segment, I guess they need to bring in a much better package right below the Fortuner. For that, they first need to re-position Captiva! But it will be really nice to see the strategy Chevy follows!
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It does look promising. Unless they plan to make the captiva cheaper i dont see this selling for 18/19/20 lakhs. More to the tune of 22/23/24 lakhs.
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They can offer Stuff like Hill Hold, Climate Control, Curtain Airbags, All Disc brakes, VSC Module etc on the Trailblazer.

The only way (probably) to push Toyota down is to offer more eqipment for the same / lesser price. It woudl take ages for Chevy to build the "reliability" belt around its brand, so the immediate solution is to compete head-on-head features wise. I assume performance and specs are on-par with Fortuner.

The design Chief tells that the USP of Trailblazer is that the 3rd row is fully usable, which means that the 3rd row would be as comfortable as the middle row.


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It does look promising. Unless they plan to make the captiva cheaper i dont see this selling for 18/19/20 lakhs. More to the tune of 22/23/24 lakhs.
The other option is something like having the facelifted captiva for now and maybe 15 months later Launch Trailblazer rebadged as a Captiva. This way they also remove the slow selling Captiva and also compete in Fortuner Territory.
Totally Agree on the Price. Even if Chevy sets a price of 27 OTR, I would say its worth it.

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My doubt is, if they price this car above Fortuner, what are they substantially
offering above the Fortuner? Since Fortuner is the much sought out vehicle in that segment, I guess they need to bring in a much better package right below the Fortuner. For that, they first need to re-position Captiva! But it will be really nice to see the strategy Chevy follows!
Given the pricing, frankly the Fortuner doesn't offer all that much by way of kit. I am sure that the Chevy value proposition will be significant since they have all those competing brands in that segment in their sights!
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Just thought some more images are required

and I personally love Optimus on the Screen

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But there is a small catch, when you sit down to make a pick-up or a SUV for that matter you are looking at strength and durability on the face of rough usage. So you need to give that relatively extra strength to the body. Using Uni-body for such vehicles increases cost as it would require more brackets, braces, and welds than a passenger-car unibody structure. And thus higher cost!!
I hope this answers!
Thanks, that was enlightening - this will also answer why Ford will not be able to price Ecosport competitively!!

Back to the topic - anyone has any idea what platform this car will be? We can guess the segment based on that. Have generally seen that the actual ex-showroom price of the vehicle when launched tends to be 25-30% higher than what Autocar predicts
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Back to the topic - anyone has any idea what platform this car will be?
The new TrailBlazer, confirmed as a 2013 model, will be a traditional body-on-frame SUV based on the new Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck.
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Wow, I was a fortuner Fan and these pictures are just mindblowing. If the Chevy debuted here with the same interiors (Neon blue lighting, Dual Roof Mount Monitors, Star-wars ish center console, I will buy the Chevy instead of the Fortuner.

Is it just me ? - I like the indigo blue + Dull beige interior combo. It looks sobre and appeals to me.

The only disappoint is the Electronic 4X4 switch. I prefer a manual 4X4 Stick like in the TFORT.
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Given the pricing, frankly the Fortuner doesn't offer all that much by way of kit. I am sure that the Chevy value proposition will be significant since they have all those competing brands in that segment in their sights!
Well, a lot of us agree. But Fortuner still sells & is leagues ahead of anything else in the near vicinity. And that's because of the brand value. So for Chevy to shake that segment or the one above, they will need to prove that Trailblazer is AWESOME BANG FOR BUCK compared to Fortuner, unless they are happy with 100 odd units every month. And some segment firsts will definitely bring more lime light to the car. Ideally I would look at those screens, a comfortable ride quality & space in all 3 rows and some gimmicks like those ambient lighting & the stuff. They could also come up with a 5 year warranty to boost confidence in their product.

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Wow, I was a fortuner Fan and these pictures are just mindblowing. If the Chevy debuted here with the same interiors (Neon blue lighting, Dual Roof Mount Monitors, Star-wars ish center console, I will buy the Chevy instead of the Fortuner.

Is it just me ? - I like the indigo blue + Dull beige interior combo. It looks sobre and appeals to me.
Man, you have company!! Bring all those stuffs shown in the video + a sun roof, price it 2 lakhs above Fortuner & I am still gonna run to the showroom [well, subjective to my bank balance strength]!

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