The Toyota Fortuner rival from Chevrolet has been refreshed for 2014. Tweaks to the Trailblazer include more colour choices, an infotainment system and beefier engine offerings.

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Range-topping LTZ models get a reverse camera as standard. And all models receive a new dark grey interior hue, eschewing the beige of old. The central display panel now boasts an ammeter readout, an adjustable speed warning, oil life indicator and transmission fluid temperature information.

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More excitingly is the new MyLink infotainment system, which we sampled at the Chevrolet Sonic RS launch earlier this year. Its seven-inch colour screen offers a conduit to video playback, audio streaming Bluetooth and USB, as well as an array of internet-based radio channels via downloadable apps. MyLink is standard on all derivatives.

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Chevrolet extracted more power from their 2.5-litre and 2.8-litre Duramax diesel mills. The 2.5D LT produces 120kW and 380Nm while the 2.8D LTZ punches 144kW and 500Nm of torque.

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Pricing starts at R386 500 for the 2.5D LT 4×2 Manual. The middle-range 2.8D LTZ 4×4 Manual goes for R489 800 while you’ll pay R516 700 for the 3.6 LTZ 4×4 Automatic. Prices include a five-year/120 000-kilometre warranty and five-year/90 000-kilometre service plan.