28. Chevrolet Blazer
Back in 1969, Chevrolet was caught off guard with the success of the Ford Bronco, Jeep CJ, and International Harvester Scout. Something had to be done so the Chevrolet engineers thought up an idea. Why not use their existing pickup truck and add a full interior, roof and call it the Blazer or GMC Jimmy? Soon Chevrolet fans had a new SUV model with bigger dimensions than the competitors. At first, all-wheel drive was only an option, so some versions came with rear-wheel drive only. However, soon AWD became standard.
It sold well in America as well as in the rest of the world, especially with the 6.2-liter diesel V8 engine. The Blazer was so popular that the second generation stayed in production from 1973 to 1991 with minimal modifications. However, in the early ’90s, Chevrolet introduced a smaller, more modern-looking Blazer that wasn’t so off-road capable. Ever since then, Chevrolet fans called for the introduction of a modern Blazer (via Bring a Trailer). They want a model with all the characteristics of the old one but up-to-date technology, safety, and fuel economy. Chevrolet keeps introducing new SUV and crossover models, but there is no confirmation the new Blazer is in the works.