Following the recent release of a three-row Chevrolet Blazer in China, speculations are swirling that the automaker is mulling over bringing the model to the United States.
Chevrolet’s popular mid-size crossover features a slightly different shape than what consumers are used to in America. For the Chinese market, the model will come with three rows, allowing it to comfortably seat a total of seven passengers, versus its American counterpart that only has two and enough room for five passengers. It will also feature a taller, more squared-off roofline aft of the C-pillar.
Based on the features and specifications, a three-row Blazer certainly looks promising, which is why it is not much of a surprise that more and more people are curious if the model will make its way to the United States.
The answer is: no. Or at least not anytime soon, as a spokesperson for Chevrolet recently confirmed there are “no plans to bring it to the U.S.” But nobody’s completely ruling it out as photographers claim to have spotted a prototype of the three-row Blazer testing in Michigan.
The seven-seater Blazer is similar to the GMC Acadia in size, although it has a short-wheelbase version of the platform that also underpins the Chevrolet Traverse. For further comparison, the Traverse is longer than the Blazer by more than one foot and falls within the segment of larger three-row SUVs.
Considering the demand for crossovers in the United States, it appears to be a good idea to introduce a larger Blazer on the market even with the abundance of other options. If it does come to the country, it is likely going to be positioned between the Traverse and the current American version of the Blazer.