Chevrolet Blazer: American Off-Roader for European Demands
The handsome Chevrolet Blazer represents everything a sports utility buyer is looking for. So in the popular American SUV, the search for rugged elegance and a vehicle with a real purpose of mind is finally over.
On the highway or off the beaten path, Chevrolet Blazer offers a dependable, well-equipped mid-size sport utility with a capable Vortec 4300 liter V6 engine that is big on driving security in an insecure world. And so it should, for with nearly two decades of history, Blazer has all the answers.
Blazers provide elbow room for as many as five people. Four-door models come in the luxurious LT trim.
Blazer’s sporty exterior styling has long been a favorite of younger buyers.
At the same time the roomy interior of all models boasts an abundance of comfort and convenience features bound in soft leather. There is the convenience of cruise control, tilt steering power door locks and windows with electric remote control heated exterior mirrors. Air conditioning and a PASSlock theft-deterrent system are standard.
In its refined leather-luxury cabin Chevrolet Blazer dispels any idea that a rugged off-roader needs to be anything but sedan-smooth. There is plenty of headroom, plenty of room to stretch and plenty of scope for a perfect seating position thanks to the six or eight-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats. The higher seating position offers passengers a commanding view of the road.
An optional Bose sound system with multi-changer CD brings top quality to in-car entertainment.
The driver’s seats has six or eight way power driver seat adjuster, and Blazer has a neat overhead console with compass, outside temperature display and two reading lamps.
Under the hood, Chevrolet Blazer’s highly capable performance comes from its standard Vortec 4300 V6 engine that generates 190 hp/142kW at 4400 rpm and 250 lb. ft./339Nm of torque at just 2800 rpm. The engine features roller rocker arms and a roller timing chain for extended engine durability and smoothness.
Blazers are equipped with an electronic four-speed automatic transmission. When situations call for a little extra traction, the available Autotrac four-wheel-drive system automatically shifts power to all four wheels, as conditions require.
Blazer’s fuel management system includes a new fuel filler assembly; a multi-layer plastic fuel tank, revised fuel lines and vapour purge lines.
Blazer’s reputation for safety and security continues in 2001. In addition to its standard anti-lock brake system and front-passenger air bags, Blazer features an optional new programmable auto door lock/unlock feature that allows owners to select their own locking and function preferences.
On or off-road, the Chevrolet Blazer is a confident performer, thanks to its standard Z85 sporty/firm suspension that accommodates a variety of driving needs.
The rugged ZR2 variant is a wide-stance sport performance package in a two-door body, designed to meet the demands of serious off-road enthusiasts.