First All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV Built in Thailand
RAYONG, Thailand (2012-06-07) – The first production units of the
all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer are now rolling off General Motors
Thailand's (GM) production line in Rayong.
The range-topping LTZ model fitted with the 2.8-liter Duramax
turbo-diesel engine was greeted by the facility's 5,200 employees, key
suppliers and Chevrolet dealers from across the country. The Rayong
plant is the first in the world to build the new Trailblazer, which
will be sold in Thailand and exported to more than 50 markets across
Southeast Asia and beyond.
"The Trailblazer will be built in Thailand for Thailand, and soon
also make its way into the rest of the world. And delivery of the
Trailblazer to our customers starts right now," said Martin
Apfel, President of GM Thailand/Southeast Asia.
Based on General Motors' new global body-on-frame midsize truck
architecture, the seven-seat Trailblazer features premium ride comfort
and handling dynamics for urban and highway driving, matched by
superior off-road capabilities.
"Production is now getting into full-swing. Since May this year,
we have added a third shift to our assembly and powertrain
plants," Apfel said. "The increase in production isn't just
to meet customer orders for the Trailblazer, but also to address
increasing demand for the Colorado truck, which we have started
exporting earlier this year. At the same time, demand for other models
is also growing. This will be a very busy year for Chevrolet."
The Trailblazer will be available in seven exterior colors: Summit
White, Black Sapphire, Sizzle Red, Auburn Brown, Blue Mountain, Royal
Gray and Switchblade Silver.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's
largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and
selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides
customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited
performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on
Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
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