Chevy Blazer XT-1 or off-road minivan concept

Chevy Blazer XT-1 or off-road minivan concept

June 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Blazer model was presented as a minivan and had all four wheel steering. The car was presented at the Chicago Auto Show in 1987. The project never went to the series.

Unveiled in 1987, the concept of an off-road Chevy Blazer XT-1 minivan could boast a 4.3-liter V6 engine with a power of 202 hp (339 Nm of torque), 4-speed automatic transmission, fully independent suspension, all-wheel drive, as well as steering all the wheels.

Why do we remember about this car now? The name Blazer has taken many forms since its inception in the late 1960s, which is rather curious to recall another, very unusual form of this car.

The Chevy Blazer XT-1 was conceived as the research vehicle of the Advanced Vehicle Engineering team of the GM Truck & Bus Group. It was never intended to get on the conveyor, as it was developed mainly as a technological force.

Now, the newest version of the model at the moment has become a mid-size crossover with the appearance of a sporty Camaro. Initially, the Blazer began its life in 1969 as a full-size K5 SUV, in 1973 it received its second generation. For the 1983 model year, the car became a small S-10 Blazer pickup. A few years later, Chevy tried something else, deciding to make the Blazer also a minivan.

Thus was born the concept of a cargo minivan XT-1 with serious off-road capabilities and a variety of smart technologies. He had a lifting height with a generous suspension travel up to 25.4 centimeters and a small turning radius of 4.26 meters thanks to the four-wheel steering system. The custom-made Goodyear P225 / 65HR17 tires had to be designed specifically for the Blazer to complement a complete steering system that did not need a direct mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the actual drive wheels.

Not so long ago, we wrote that sales of the sports Chevy Camaro will stop after 2023.