Trailblazer North Face Edition

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ZimmsAv:
GM INSIDER 7/23
SPOTLIGHT: 2003 Products
2003 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER .... For 2003, the Chevy TrailBlazer will offer The North Face Edition -- first introduced on the Chevy Avalanche last year -- and a Vortec 5300 5.3L V8 engine will be offered on the TrailBlazer EXT as an option. Both will offer an unequaled combination of strength, power and high-tech precision, wrapped in a design that evokes patented Chevy Truck toughness.
The North Face Edition package, available in both two- and four-wheel-drive TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT models, offers features such as lower accent-color body cladding, body-colored outside rear-view mirrors, running lamps, a liftgate luggage rack, headlamp washers, B-pillar badging and even a clothesline. The interior offers unique "The North Face" seats, mesh map pockets, rain-sense wipers, liftgate lighting, an underfloor storage cargo liner, heavy-duty floor/cargo mats, an adjustable cargo shelf with a table (EXT model only) and The North Face duffel bags and blanket. Several other features are required in order to get The North Face Edition Package, including blackwall tires, skid plates (4WD models), locking rear axle and heated seats.

This fall, the TrailBlazer EXT will offer an optional Vortec 5300 5.3L V8 - the first Vortec V8 featuring an aluminum block. It will deliver 290 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. That means a properly equipped TrailBlazer EXT can tow up to 7,200 pounds. The new V8 joins the Vortec 4200 4.2L I6, which combines advanced technology with the proven balance of an inline-six engine to offer power and smoothness, while providing excellent fuel efficiency. Both the Vortec 4200 and aluminum Vortec 5300 V8 are mated to GM?s proven Hydra-Matic 4L60-E four-speed automatic transmission.

Four-wheel vented disc antilock brakes (ABS) are standard on the TrailBlazer and TrailBlazer EXT, as well as dual-stage air bags for front seating positions and three-point restraint systems for all seating positions (including the middle rear). Side-impact air bags for front seating positions are also available. The LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system has also been added to TrailBlazer EXT (second row seats, outboard positions) for 2003.

EarthQuake:
I don't know that I like the thought that a Trailblazer has more standard HP than my AV.  Give us some optional engines now!
I don't have anything against the Trailblazer, but I'd like to have some beefier engines than on a mid-size SUV.

You can keep the clothsline. :-X

jamie:
Wow, a V8 in a Trailblazer? Maybe the wife will NEED to get one of those to replace her Grand Am next March!

Jamie

ygmn:
Sounds good!

NJAV:
I would be satified with the 6.0L offered in most of the Caddies now.....making it a full 3 choice lineup... :B:

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