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Some updates on the Chevrolet front, garnered from the regional launch of the Colorado pick-up and Trailblazer SUV that took place in the Philippines last week.

We already know that the introduction of the facelifted second-gen Colorado is imminent, given that a sample is being previewed at a Chevy stand in Naza Automall. The pick-up will go on sale here in 2.8 litre and 2.5 litre forms, the latter having been upgraded with a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT).

There’s a possibility the facelifted Trailblazer may join the fray. The seven-seater pick-up-based SUV, which was unveiled in Thailand last month, is available in both 2.8 and 2.5 litre versions, though only the 2.8 was at the event in the Philippines.

Naza Quest says that while there is no immediate plan to launch the Trailblazer here at the moment, a business case study for it is being looked at. Like the Colorado, the facelifted Trailblazer features a revised cabin, with new, soft-touch material.

Standard kit includes remote engine start, keyless entry, push-button start, automatic headlights, power-adjustable seats, a new MyLink 2 infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a reverse camera as well as windows that roll down slightly to ease closing (the latter also is to be found on the Colorado)

Higher-end variants gain automatic wipers, automatic air-conditioning, seven speakers and front and rear parking sensors, as well as navigation.

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Elsewhere, the company said it is planning to introduce new Chevrolet models into the market next year. Anticipated models include the Trax B-segment SUV as well as the 2017 model year Cruze. If all goes to plan, the Korean-made Trax – seen most recently at the IIMS in April – is initially set to arrive in semi-knocked down (SKD) form sometime in the second quarter of the year.

In Indonesia, the SUV is powered by a 1.4 litre Ecotec turbo engine offering 140 PS and 200 Nm, and the dual CVCP four-cylinder unit is paired with a six-speed torque converter automatic with Tiptronic manual override.

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