Can you spot the changes on the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer?
If there’s one model we wish Chevrolet Philippines would offer in the country, it’s the Blazer. It was launched in China last year and recently got a facelift for the 2023 model year. Yes, the Blazer you see in the photos is the updated model, and it looks nearly identical. We wouldn’t blame you either if you don’t see the changes.
The changes to the 2023 Blazer are very subtle. However, the front fascia was revised with new corner vents and a more aggressive mesh grille with larger vents. A black trim also connects the side vents to the grille, while the LED headlights have also been updated but retain the same shape.
Chevrolet made no changes to the side of the crossover except for new wheels available in 18-, 20-, and 21-inch sizes depending on trim level. At the rear, there’s a new pair of LED taillights which also retain the same overall shape. However, these now have a new lighting element that abandons the previous horizontal Y-design inside the case.
Compared to the exterior, the cabin of the updated Blazer receives more changes. Most obvious is the large touchscreen infotainment system, now measuring 10 inches compared to 8 inches in the outgoing model. As a result of the increase in size, it now reaches above the dashboard. However, the controls and buttons are still in the same place.
Under the hood, the Blazer still uses the same powertrain options as before – a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four making 228 horsepower and a 3.6-liter V6 good for 308 horsepower. Power is then sent to the wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission. Interestingly, the US market doesn’t get the 2.0-liter mild-hybrid configuration available in China.
If Chevrolet Philippines launches the Blazer here, we hope it’s already this facelifted model. It would make a great follow-up to the Tracker and Trailblazer launched last year.