The Chevy Blazer: Back to the Beginning

It’s been fifty years since the Chevrolet K5 Blazer made its debut with the 1969 year model as an answer to vehicles like the Ford Bronco, Jeep Cherokee, and International Scout. It was built on the same frame as the full-sized K5 Chevy trucks and easily out-sized the competition, giving the power and off-road capability of a Chevy Truck with enough room for up to 5 passengers.

Here at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet, we’ve been dreaming of the Blazer to make a comeback for a while and were starting to think it’d never happen; That is, until Chevrolet dropped this major teaser this morning of a man sporting a fashionable sport jacket… A blazer!

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We’ll be honest; We were very perplexed at first and actually thought the post was a mistake. The people at Chevrolet assured that we were in for a surprise and once the light bulb went off, we haven’t been able to contain our excitement.

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General Motors ceased production of the Blazer with the 2005 year model and although we love how far efficient crossovers like the Equinox and Traverse have come, we’ve been longing for a rugged off-roader to be added to Chevy’s SUV lineup. According to Chevrolet, the special event is happening tomorrow, June 21st, 2018 at 7PM EDT so we’ll definitely be following the news and posting updates here as soon as its available!

In the meantime, get nostalgic with us! Take a quick look at the first Chevy Blazer brochure courtesy of OldCarBrochures.com below and let us know in the comments what your favorite feature was or tell us about the fond memories of your family’s Blazer growing up!

For a more detailed history of the Blazer over its first lifetime, check out this article.

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Next-Generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze to be Unveiled Late June

Chevrolet’s best-selling global car is getting an update

Chevrolet just announced that its compact sedan will be getting a refresh for the 2016 model year. The Chevrolet Cruze has been a global success since its introduction to the market in 2010 (2011 model year), reaching 3.5 million sales around the world to date.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze - Teaser PhotoAlthough the Chevy Cruze just got a little bit of an update for the 2015 models, it looks like Chevrolet wasn’t quite finished. From what we can tell from the teaser photo, it looks like the new Chevy Cruze will be adapting similar design aspects of the Next-Gen 2016 Volt and 2016 Malibu, which were both introduced earlier this year as well.

According to the official press release:

It will be larger yet lighter than the current model, with new technologies, new power trains and additional available safety features that will bring a higher level of sophistication to the compact car segment.

The all-new Cruze will be one of the first of many Chevy models introduced with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – Technologies that allow the built-in infotainment screen to take on the look of your iPhone or Android to allow for more user-friendly navigation and controls that you’re already used to, which also means you won’t have to pick up your phone while you’re driving either. Because safety is key. Pair that (pun intended) with OnStar’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot and you’re pretty much invincible!

The 2016 Cruze will be completely unveiled on June 24th, 2015 and Chevy has already told us that it will be arriving at Jeff Gordon’s award-winning dealership in early 2016. By that time, almost the entire Chevy lineup will be less than 3 years old. Pretty crazy!

We’ll be back with an update as more details are released! In the meantime, feel free to hop over to JeffGordonChevy.com to check out our current 2015 Chevy Cruze inventory.

What do you think about the 2016 Cruze getting a makeover? Share your thoughts in the comments below!