GM Ramos Arizpe plant begins shipments of the Chevrolet Blazer
The first units of the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer manufactured at the Ramos Arizpe plant in Coahuila completed the necessary validations last week in order to be shipped to the company’s logistics centers, from where they will be distributed to dealerships in early 2019, local media reported.
As previously reported, the Blazer will have an initial price of US$29,995, which is below key competitors such as the Nissan Murano and the Ford Edge. However, a new price analysis published by Cars Direct shows that the most equipped versions will cost up to US$ 49,000.
The Chevy Blazer will be available in 10 different exterior colors, three interior color combinations and two engine options: a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 193 horsepower (hp) and 188 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque and a 3.6-liter V6 making 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.
Entry level trim L and the following 1LT get front-wheel drive and the four-cylinder engine standard. Starting the 2LT trim, which is priced at US$34,495, provides access to the 3.6-liter V6 engine option. From this package level and beyond the optional all-wheel drive is available for an extra US$2,700.
Starting at US$41,795 is the sporty RS package, which unlocks access to Chevrolet’s active safety systems such as adaptive cruise and front collision warning. Meanwhile, the Premier trim starts at US$43,895 but even that package does not feature active safety technology nor all-wheel drive as standard.