Chevrolet India has very silently brought a price cut on the Trailblazer. Introduced in October last year, the two-wheel drive SUV had an original price tag of Rs 26.4 lakhs (ex-Delhi). At present, the sticker price stands at Rs 23.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). That’s a pretty steep cut considering the fact that the Trailblazer boasts of several best in class features.
This move comes after Ford reduced the prices of the Endeavour by Rs 2.82 lakhs recently. The entry level 2.2 litre Trend 4×2 (manual) was axed. The range of the Ford Endeavour now starts for Rs 23.78 lakhs for the 4×4 version of the axed variant. The automatic version of the same trim with two-wheel drive is priced at the same amount! All the prices mentioned above are ex-showroom, Delhi).
Powered by a 2.8 litre Duramax diesel mill churning out 200 PS of maximum power and a massive 500 Nm of peak torque, the Trailblazer is a beast. However, the lack of a four-wheel drive version and high price tag due to the CBU route, kept the sales figures far from encouraging.
So why did we see the fall in prices for the Trailblazer and the Endeavour? Is it because of the upcoming launch of the new Toyota Fortuner? Quite possible for the Japanese rival is set to be launched in a new avatar on November 7, 2016.
There is another possibility that Chevrolet is trying to free up the pending stock before bringing the updated Trailblazer. The facelifted version was confirmed for the Indian market earlier when Chevrolet realigned its plans for the country.