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Thai-Market Chevrolet Trailblazer Ad is Retro-Cheesy Awesomeness

'80s-Style Action Guitar Soundtrack, Slow-Mo Jumps Get Our Thumbs-Up

Edward A. SanchezFeb 18, 2014
While the U.S. market will finally be getting our own version of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado we've been pining for over the last few years, including the optional torque-machine Duramax 2.8 I-4 diesel coming in 2016, there's one other model foreign markets get that we wouldn't mind seeing stateside. It's the Colorado-based Trailblazer. The mommy-mobile Traverse ostensibly replaced the Trailblazer in 2008, and from a kid-hauling practicality and interior volume standpoint, it was a major improvement over the GMT-360 models. But being essentially a minivan minus the sliding doors, it didn't do much to get enthusiast hearts pumping, especially after the LS2-powered Trailblazer SS.
Although undeniably cheesy, this Thai-market ad spot for the new Trailblazer makes us want to grab the wheel and go for some off-roading adventures. It starts off innocuously enough, with some driving footage on a road. But instead of the "A man and his truck" schtick, we've been subjected to with the latest round of Chevy truck commercials, the music quickly turns to some awesome action-sequence electric guitar that sounds like it came straight out of an '80s series like “Knight Rider” or “Magnum P.I.”
We get a tantalizing close-up of the Duramax badge on the front door, highlighting its 197-hp, 369-lb-ft engine while the SUV is driving at a decent clip over dirt trails, and -- wait for it -- the obligatory slow-mo jump shot with the Trailblazer getting some air. Do you still think there's room for a mid-priced, off-road worthy SUV in Chevy's lineup? We do. In the meantime, enjoy this forbidden fruit commercial from the Asian tropics.

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