Chevrolet Blazer S10 Parts and Chevrolet Blazer S10 Accessories
Fun Trivia about the Chevrolet Blazer S10
- The Chevrolet Blazer S10 was introduced in 1982 as a 1983 model and successor of the Chevrolet LUV, which was actually designed by Isuzu. It was also partnered with the GMC S15 Jimmy, and their style was essentially based on the first generation of K5 Blazer and Jimmy. And similar to their larger predecessors, the Blazer S10 and the S15 Jimmy did not have any other option aside from the two-door body style.
- The 1991 and 1992 models of the Chevrolet Blazer S10 looked very much alike. There were only two things, which set them apart-the rear glass and the front grille. For the 1992 Blazer S10, the rear glass had no trim and black buttons that function as the rear glass strut mounting points. Meanwhile, the front grille is of chrome shell embellished with silver inserts. The 1992 Chevrolet Blazer S10 was the first model equipped with an electronic transfer case for the wheels.
- The Chevrolet Blazer S10 was revolutionary in its own right. It set the trend for smaller and more manageable pickup trucks, which later on became known as sport-utility vehicles or SUVs. The Blazer S10 weighed just about 3,200 pounds with a 100.5-inch wheelbase.
- In 1985, the Chevrolet Blazer S10 was given a new engine-a significant change for this vehicle. The 2.5-liter Tech IV engine, which was provided by Pontiac, was equipped with fuel injection technology. This was definitely a giant leap from the carburetor mechanism employed in the old engine.
- Oldsmobile, the third division of General Motors, came up with its version of SUV-the Bravada. The Bravada was essentially based on the Chevrolet Blazer S10, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to notice a lot of striking similarities between the two. But what made the Bravada different from the Blazer S10 was its split grille and SmartTrak technology.
- The Chevrolet Blazer S10 got rid of the S10 from its name in 1995 when its second generation was released. This gave the SUV a simpler identification, which caused easy recall among consumers. And interestingly, on the same year, it also won Playboy magazine's Truck of the Year award.