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2019 Chevrolet Blazer Spied Testing in Detroit

Spy photographers have caught Chevrolet‘s new crossover roaming the streets of Detroit.

The Blazer nameplate is set to return to the U.S. after missing for more than a decade, but it won’t be a body-on-frame SUV. Not surprisingly, it will be a crossover to bolster Chevy’s lineup, slotting between the compact Equinox and full-size Traverse.

Expect the new Blazer to ride on GM’s Chi platform, but it will be on the short-wheelbase version that also underpins the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5. As a result, it should only offer two rows of seating and will likely be powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a 3.6-liter V6, both paired to a new nine-speed automatic transmission.

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Although it’s still heavily camouflaged, spy photographers also managed to get photos of the Blazer’s interior. Still, it’s tough to make out any details on the upcoming crossover, but we get a good idea of its size.

Look for the Blazer to compete with models such as the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, and Honda‘s upcoming two-row crossover. It should make its debut sometime later this year.

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