August 1, 2002
Chevrolet to add V8 engine option to long wheelbase Trailblazer EXT
Detroit, Michigan – Chevrolet will offer an optional V8 engine for the mid-size TrailBlazer EXT long wheelbase model this Fall.
The all-aluminum, Vortec 5.3 litre V8 engine generates 290 horsepower and 330 ft.-lb. of torque, providing extra towing and hauling capability.
“Offering a V8 engine for the TrailBlazer EXT extends the appeal of the TrailBlazer midsize SUV family,” said Russ Clark.
The TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT will continue to offer the Vortec 4.2 litre inline six-cylinder engine as standard equipment. It is rated at 275 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque for 2003.
Production of the TrailBlazer EXT began in February. The seven-passenger EXT features a third row seat that can accommodate two, 6′ 2″ passengers, with more than 22 cubic feet of space behind the seat for cargo or luggage.
The model has a 65/35 split second seat that folds and flips forward (on both sides) and full-width rear side doors for easy access. The TrailBlazer EXT also has 100.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the second and third row seats folded flat.