GMC Blazer
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: GMC
Model: Blazer
GMC Blazer

The GMC Blazer had a very nice and popular run among youthful drivers and the adventurous type. To clarify, many know the Blazer as a Chevrolet Blazer, however the relationship between the two companies has spawned a model that is identical regardless of the GMC or Chevy moniker. Honorably, the GMC Blazer was Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year for 1995. Production for this model began alongside the larger K5 Blazer and the Jimmy in 1983 and was not suspended until 2005. Retail sales in the United States after 2001 were limited to the two-door GMC Blazer models. However, all other models were available for fleet sales until April 20, 2005 when all production came to an end. In 1995 the all-new GMC Blazer was introduced only this time it lost the S-10 prefix. It became its own model based on the second-generation S-10/Sonoma pickups, which were introduced a year earlier. GMC really dug the grave though for the Blazer by introducing competition into the same segment. Sales were lost to the 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer and the GMC Envoy. While in production, the GMC Blazer could be found on the production lines in plants all over the place, including: Pontiac, Michigan, Moraine, Ohio, Linden, New Jersey, Shreveport, Louisiana, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Toluca, Mexico. The Blazer was based on the Chevrolet S-10 and the GMC S-15. For those die hard Blazer fans, a trip to Brazil will get you up close and personal with the model as they are produced there locally with their own sheet metal stampings. In North America, the Moraine plant produced only 4-door models, while both the two and four door models were being produced at Linden. As it turns out slow sales were to blame for the fall of the GMC Blazer, although the vehicle has retained some popularity from those who purchased one back when they were available to the general public. Additionally, fleet sales were passed on to other GMC models as preferences changed such as the desire for larger SUVs a few years ago and the new desire for more fuel-efficient models.

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