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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-22-2018, 01:03 PM
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I think it looks really great. It's very with-the-times. Only gripes are 1 the name should not be Blazer and 2 it really screams Lexus RX + Hyundai Santa Fe.

Really handsome though. 9/10!
I'm pretty impressed at how quick they show the vehicle after they announce it's coming.
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I'm pretty impressed at how quick they show the vehicle after they announce it's coming.

You are rigth. We are waiting more than 5 years for the next Bronco...
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I think it looks really great. It's very with-the-times. Only gripes are 1 the name should not be Blazer and 2 it really screams Lexus RX + Hyundai Santa Fe.

Really handsome though. 9/10!
I think it looks miles better than the Lexus RX! The RX is one of the most absurdly styled vehicles ever made, I think even the old Pontiac Aztec was, if not better, at least less bad. The Blazer manages to look aggressive without looking cartoonish. It's nice to see companies not settling for bland crossover design, it's a segment that was in need of tasteful aggression!
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I hope Ford doesn't join this "me too" trend of mounting headlights low with separate DRLs positioned high.
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I hope Ford doesn't join this "me too" trend of mounting headlights low with separate DRLs positioned high.
This trend is the particular face of the french automaker Citröen... here the C3 Aircross, C4 Cactus, C3 hatch and C4 Space Tourer...
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With the exception of the look-at-me grille, the Blazer is handsome enough I guess. It's not in the least bit original, however. Lexus and Hyundai styling features abound, and I see a fair amount of the new RDX in there, too, although to be fair that must be largely the result of them both following similar industry trends. The RDX is too new for it to have been intentionally copied.

There's nothing special about the powertrains, either. It would have been nice to see the twin turbo 3.6L make an appearance in the RS trim. Is this Chevy being too conservative, or more evidence that their 9-speed has torque limitations? I guess it doesn't matter the reason, it's a missed opportunity any way you look at it.

Regarding the Blazer name, I don't get it. It's not a bad name at all, but it's a name that historically was applied to a very different type of utility vehicle. Ironically, it's the Chevy loyalists who are most likely to be most upset at the use of the name here. I don't think most non-Bowtie fans will mind at all.

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I like it! I hate that they used the Blazer name on it though. To me Blazer and Camaro are Chevy's Bronco and Mustang.

I feel the same way, but if GMI is an indication Chevy enthusiasts in general don't agree. Only a couple of people agreed that the Blazer name should be reserved for something more historically appropriate and special, the rest almost universally argued that the K5 Blazer was terrible, and virtually nobody even remembered the original model at all.
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