Chevy last sold a truck-based Blazer SUV in the 2005 model year.
The 2019 Blazer slots between the Equinox and Traverse in Chevrolet's crossover SUV lineup.
Enthusiasts hoping the return of the Blazer nameplate would mean Chevrolet is ready to square off with Ford's upcoming Bronco will be disappointed.
Blacked-out door pillars create the popular floating roof effect, while chiseled sheet metal reduces the Blazer's visual mass.
Performance begins with a 2.5-liter inline-4 rated at 193 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. An optional 3.6-liter V6 musters 305 hp and 269 lb-ft. Both have direct injection and stop/start, and both team with a 9-speed automatic.
A Traction Select system lets drivers change throttle and stability control calibrations to aid in slippery traction situations.
Chevy did not break down the full list of features, but the Blazer will be offered with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. On all models with AWD, the system will be able to disconnect the rear wheels from power, to improve fuel economy. A hitch view on the rearview camera will give drivers guidance on connecting their vehicle.
Electronic-locking glove box - A Chevy first, it offers added storage security, and is roomy enough to fit a small handbag.
Automatic heated steering wheel and automatic heated/ventilated front seats - These available features work with Remote Start and/or automatic climate control to automatically adjust temperature to help maintain comfort. Heated rear outboard seats will be available.
Five-passenger seating with up to 64.2 cubic feet (1,818 L) of max cargo space with second-row seats folded flat.
Model range includes sporty RS and up-level Premier models. Adaptive cruise and a rear camera mirror are also available, but only on RS- and Premier-trimmed Blazers.
Stay tuned for our driving impressions before it goes on sale early next year, but in the meantime check out more photos of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer in the big gallery below. Pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.