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Interestingly, in the 80s Chevrolet produced two different Blazer at once. One of them was introduced in 1982 and was called the Blazer S10. At the heart of this car is a pickup Chevrolet S10. Such a car for a long time was produced only in the 3-door version. This was done in order to separate the S10 from the larger 5-door Blazer C / K series (the Chevrolet Tahoe grew out of the latest model in the mid-90s). Chevrolet Blazer S10 was equipped with engines of 2.5, 2.8 and 4.3 liters.
In 1991, the Blazer S10 was restyled. A 5-door version appeared, and only a 4.3-liter engine (160 hp or 200 hp, depending on the version) began to be installed under the hood. In 1993, the name of the SUV was slightly reduced - the car became known as the Blazer S. And in 1994, when a new generation model was introduced, it was decided to remove the letter “S”. This is how the Chevrolet Blazer appeared. This Blazer was produced with a 3- and 5-door body and an engine capacity of 4.3 liters. 193 hp
And in the next 1995, another Chevrolet Blazer was born, which was intended for the South American market (it was made in Brazil). This car had a slightly different appearance and other power units: petrol engines of 2.2 liters. (113 hp) and 4.3 liters. (179 hp), as well as a 2.5-liter diesel (95 hp).
In our market cars are found both American and Brazilian assembly.
Cars targeted at the US market can be distinguished by a more aggressive grille and a powerful 4.3-liter engine (193 hp). This, by the way, is the largest V6 engine in terms of volume. Equally important is the fact that the power unit has an impressive torque of 338 Nm., Which develop already at 2800 rpm. According to the passport data, a car acceleration of 0-100 km / h takes 10.1 seconds, and the maximum speed is 180 km / hour.
The appearance of South American SUVs is slightly different, and they were equipped with a 2.2-liter engine producing 106 hp. or 4.3 liter capacity of 179 hp In addition, cars with such a power unit had rear-wheel drive, so that they can be called off-road vehicles with a big stretch.
It was them who began to assemble in the period from 1996 to 1999 at the plant in Elabuga in Tatarstan. From the factories of General Motors do Brasil came vehicle sets, which were almost finished cars, only without bumpers, lighting, exterior mirrors, seats and other trifles. These items, neatly packed, lay in the cabin. Russian were only rubber mats and jacks. This project ended quite ingloriously - after the 1998 financial crisis, the Brazilian-Tatar Chevrolet bought poorly, despite the very attractive prices.
Corrosion on the Blazer of the second generation is quite rare. At the heart of the car is a powerful frame that can serve for a long time.
Interior design is made in the typical American style. The interior does not boast of designer delights, but everything is done simply and clearly. Much of the American Blazer has leather trim.
In standard situations, the trunk volume is decent, and if you fold the rear seat (fully or in parts), you can get a whole cargo area - in the five-door version 2.1 m³. In addition, the floor has four metal eyelets, with which you can easily fix any large load. Backseat space is enough. The SUV has good sound insulation and decent smoothness.
Components American Blazer rich. Cars have electric windows and mirrors, and often with the help of buttons, the seats are also regulated.
All-wheel drive versions of the Chevrolet Blazer behaved well and off-road, because the model has a high ground clearance and a low number of gears.
In 2001, a new SUV was introduced in the United States, replacing the Blazer. True, it was called otherwise - TrialBlazer.