The auto business is loaded with niche products, and this General Motors division is fast becoming the niche-iest. For example, Chevrolet has announced revival of the Trailblazer nameplate for a compact utility vehicle that’s larger than the (also compact-size) Trax, but smaller than the midsize Equinox. At this point, not much is known about what will power the Trailblazer, but the 153-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder from the Cruze sedan, which is now out of production, is perhaps the most obvious choice. The Trailblazer is expected to go on sale in early 2020 as a 2021 model.

It might not seem like there is any more room in the Chevrolet lineup for another utility vehicle, but the upcoming Trailblazer will slot between the tiny Trax and the larger Equinox. PHOTO: CHEVROLET

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